Sounds, Sights, Scents, and Gifts of Christmas

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. Bells ring in front of shops around town, and coins are dropped into bright red buckets. Choirs of school children in the mall sing as sweetly as the first carolers who sang to the shepherds.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. How beautiful are the branches of our elegantly dressed trees! If there’s not snow on the ground, we’ve sprayed it onto our windows. We’re pulling out the stops as we deck the halls of our homes. Lists are being checked and secrets are being shared. Gifts are lovingly wrapped and positioned under the tree as carefully as the Babe was placed in the manger. Children are awed and excited by the sights as they wait their way through the long month until Christmas Day.

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It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas. Baked goodies become table centerpieces and gifts to neighbors and shut-in friends. The scent of ginger cookies and chocolate fudge and other tasty treats waft through our homes. Fragrant evergreen boughs shaped into wreaths adorn our front doors. And we curl up with cups of cocoa stirred with peppermint sticks to read the first Christmas story.

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Christmas Eve may be a party night among friends, a sacred service at church, or a silent night at home anticipating the approaching frenzy. Come morning, the pile under the tree evaporates and wrapping paper shreds as children and children-at-heart rip into gifts of love. We survey the delightful mess surrounding those who make up our world, and the joy we experience is deep and rich.

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On your shopping quest for unique gifts, hurry into Horse Alley Studio for exquisite, hand-crafted creations by the Dusty Shutt Silver jewelers. Find the perfect piece for each one on your list – the perfect pair of earrings, a ring, necklace, bracelet or cuff. Then you can sit back with satisfaction, knowing the guys and gals you buy for will respond with genuine gratitude Christmas morning. And your gift won’t be returned or dropped into a drawer to be forgotten – guaranteed. That special gift from Dusty Shutt Silver Jewelry will become the signature piece proudly worn from now on. Ah, you do have good taste in gift-giving – wise as the magi, indeed. Come in today. And Merry Christmas to you and yours from Craig and Dusty, resident silversmiths at Horse Alley Studio.

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