Abbi was born and raised in New Jersey, where most of her family still resides. Holiday traditions have been established in NJ, which puts Abbi on the road two days before Christmas Eve and has her returning back to the PA Wilds on Christmas Day in time for dinner. As much as she loves spending time with family and friends, it can be a little hectic to celebrate the peak of the season while on the road, so it helps to plan ahead and plan for surprises.
Posts tagged 'Christmas'
Jo Wolfe, a Community Connector at the PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Kinzua Bridge, admits that Christmas shopping for friends and family was a challenge for her. She was seeking to just find a perfect gift instead of finding perfect presents that are also representative of what she values: nature, artistic beauty and her community. The Pennsylvania Wilds Marketplace is now her “go-to” holiday shopping destination.
Freshly baked pie, handmade ornaments, twinkling lights, decorating the tree, wrapping the perfect gift for a loved one, and family- that’s what the holiday season means to me. The holiday season invokes many feelings: excitement for time spent with loved ones, and sadness for those who are no longer with me. As I navigate the season, I try not to sweat the small stuff and truly enjoy special holiday meals, mugs of hot chocolate, and snuggling up under my cozy handmade blanket (an amazing gift from a friend last year).
This holiday season I'm giving my friends and family experiences, snacks, and good reads! I'm excited to not only find great gifts all in one place but love knowing that I'm supporting small businesses and makers that I know in the PA Wilds! Here's what is on my list this year for some of my friends.
Online shopping makes buying the perfect Christmas gift easy! You can order heartfelt gifts made in the PA Wilds, and they can be delivered right to your home (or someone else's) before the holidays. However, it takes time for the elves to package these special presents and deliver them. Make sure that you're ordering your holiday gifts early enough so that they arrive before Christmas.
Practical gifts for Christmas might conjure up images of stuffy aunts giving you woolen socks and pencils when you were a child, but there are practical yet enjoyable gifts you can give to others this holiday season. Give them something that they’ll not only use but they’ll love! Best of all, these gifts are made in the PA Wilds!