Susanna Prince 

Issue: #37

         December  2011   

Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts Newsletter
Celebrating the Handmade since 1986
In This Issue
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A Wish
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     Thanks to everyone who shopped with us on small Business Saturday! We had a very busy day, and many mentioned that they were motivated to be out shopping in particular because of Small Business Saturday.

     We received some great media coverage at Wallingford Center, because we are primarily small, locally owned businesses. Judy at 4 Your Eyes Only Optical was quoted as saying that when you support a small business you are supporting an owner who is supporting her staff, who live and spend in the area. You are not sending your dollars out of state to a corporation whose CEO receives a huge bonus (I wish!).

     So thank you, thank you, thank you!

Small Business Saturday

    The store is all decorated and chock full, the tree is overflowing with ornaments, and I just heard today we received our little mice ornaments! Every year we wait anxiously for them - they have their own schedule, regardless of when we order them. One year they arrived on Christmas Eve! But not to worry - we have so many customers who collect them, they scamper away in no time!

    Need a gift for that special someone, the hard to shop for person on your list, or stocking stuffers? We have you covered on all counts! Stop by to see the artistry of over 200 craftsmen and find something wonderful!

Hannukah begins on Dec. 20 at sunset.

We have adorable "Happy Hannukah" mini banners, menorah candles, Star of David pocket coins and fun things to make your celebrations memorable!

Tuzzie Muzzie Hat
     Planning a New Year's Eve Extravaganza, or a quiet evening at home?

     Either way, dress for the occasion with a party hat or fascinator, and shoot Poof Balls at each other, or send your innermost wish for the new year up to the heavens with Wish Papers!
         2 Pack Poof balls         Wish Papers

 Upcoming Events and Extended            Holiday Hours
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.


Santa in Sleigh 


  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! 




 At this most magical time of year, I wish you the love of family and friends, the joy of small quiet things and peace.


Happy Holidays!






Kathleen Koch 

Crackerjack Contemporary Crafts 


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