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Friday, 20 November 2015 09:26

A Very Goodwill Christmas, Indeed!

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I love Christmas!  Everything about Christmas makes me happy…even the madness of shopping for that perfect gift is fine with me.  But what puts a smile on my face bigger than anything is decking out the entire house for the holiday season.  This year when we opened A Very Goodwill Christmas at our Averill location – we made the decision to mark things dirt cheap and I think we succeeded in doing that all the way around.  Now…the downfall of having a Christmas store with items that are dirt cheap?  What to do with all the cool things!  Last weekend we picked up a couple of the large tubs that had miscellaneous Christmas decor.  The tubs were $4.99 each - so we thought we had NOTHING to lose by taking a couple home.  We are glad we did!  We found enough pretty, vintage ornaments to fill two large bowls and even found the cutest little glass bird that we believe is from the late 40's.  And still had a ton of ornaments for the trees.
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My Dad had an opinion about ice cream…no matter how big the meal there was always room in your tummy for ice cream.  It just melts around the food that is already there.  Lol!  He has a similar opinion on Christmas decorations.  There’s always room for more Santas, more nativity sets, more ornaments, more TREES…  and I am my Father’s daughter.  We just started decorating the house this past weekend and already there are FOUR Christmas trees up.  Three are fully decorated and one…the giant one we picked up yesterday, still is waiting for its baubles.  The giant tree is 10 1/2 feet tall... and since we used our calendar coupon the cost was $65.  In addition to the tubs we picked up several little sit-around decorations that we have put EVERYWHERE!  


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If there is free space on a shelf or a table - it is getting a decoration.  Most of these we picked up for less than $.49 each.  At these prices we even found appropriate decor for EVERY room in the house.

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So what’s not to love about Christmas?  Nothing!  Absolutely nothing!  A long time ago we made the decision to make Christmas about celebration vs. buying presents that none of us could really afford to buy.  We set limits that were within everyone’s (and I mean everyone’s!) budget and we stuck to it…  trimming down the excess of that habit and truly enjoying family, faith and festivity.  It created a more heartfelt holiday that didn’t leave anyone with regrets over the gift they didn’t get or the one they were unable to give.  But the decorations…with the help of Goodwill and other thrift stores, over the years, have ALWAYS been over the top.

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Santa - part of a silent auction.  

Purchased for $50.

The tree to his left was $4.99.

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OMG - Oh My Goodwill!

Welcome to our blog!  We want to show you some of the really amazing things you can find at a Goodwill store.  With a creative mind and a little patience you can find current, fashionable clothing and home decor at your local Goodwill.  We will help you find looks that works for you or your home without break the bank account.  Most importantly - shopping at Goodwill comes with a warm fuzzy that you can't get at most places.  When you shop at Goodwill you help fund Goodwill's mission.  Your support helps people make the transition to independence and self-reliance.


Goodwill:  You never know what you'll find, but you're sure to find something....

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