Susanna Prince 
Issue: #36

November  2011

Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts Newsletter
Celebrating the Handmade since 1986
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 My gosh! It's mid November nearly - time to be planning for the Holidays and all the celebrations and parties that come at this time of year.

We are getting shipments every day of new lines and favorites we've carried before - almost too much to keep up with! This time of year the store begins to feel so small and the cupboards are so full, I worry that if anyone sneezes, everything will burst open and fly all over!

Small Business Saturday

    Have you heard about Small Business Saturday? Last year was the first year for it, promoted by American Express to encourage support for local small businesses, after the chaos of Black Friday (so-named because that is the day a lot of retailers make it into "the black").
   To encourage their card holders to shop with a small business on Saturday November 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, American Express will give a $25.00 statement credit far patronizing a small business! And we are a small businesss accepting American Express! You can register your card here at American Express and then come in and shop on the 26th and earn your credit - how cool is that?

There are lots of things going on here and in the Center - see below for all the dates you won't want to miss!

Stop in soon to check out what's new!
 Upcoming Events



Friday November 18 - You Are Invited... 

4 Your Eyes Only

Brown glasses 

Champagne & Sparkles!
By invitation only
Friday, November 18
6 to 8 pm


You're invited to be our guest as we kick off the holidays with an evening of fun and cheer.

Come experience the brilliant eyewear of Frieze Frames -

jewelry for your eyes -  as you sip champagne and 

nibble on chocolates.

With the holidays approaching,  now is a great time to find that new look. . . and to give yourself a gift you'll love.


Crackerjack & Amita are joining the Party!


We're bringing out all our sparkles, so stop by to see Party Hats, Fascinators created by local milliner Ann de Vuono, and lots of jewelry!


This is a great time to add Sparkle to your Holidays!  


Saturday December 10 -  All Day 'til 9

Hostess Gifts & Entertaining Ideas


Sample our edibles and get lots of ideas for making your celebrations unique and festive! Tired of the same old bottle of wine host/hostess gift? Get some fresh-for-the-Season ideas!



Holiday Hours begin!

Beginning Saturday Dec. 10, we will be open from

10am to 9pm Monday through Saturday,

and Sunday 10am to 6pm.


Christmas Eve and NewYear's Eve we close at 5pm.


We will be Closed on Christmas and New Year's Day.


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  Be sure to Like us on Facebook and check the Bits & Pieces blog on our website for the latest information



We regularly offer gift certificates through the Wallingford Center Fan Page, so "Like" both Crackerjack and Wallingford Center to stay in the loop! 




Fall BNW

 November 18 through 20th! 

     Best of the Northwest Fall Show Info 

 Come see some of your favorite artists at this three day show at beautiful Pier 91. And tell them you are a Crackerjack Customer!  


   As the year begins to draw to a close, I want to take the opportunity to thank all of you for your support! This 25th year has been quite busy with celebrations and events - I hope you were able to join us for some or all.

    And I hope to see you during this most festive time of year! 





Kathleen Koch 

Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts 


Thank You for your continued patronage of a local independent business and for supporting American handmade!