|Issue #547 - December 3, 2015|
Our Holiday Events Start Tonight!
Kick off the holidays with an extended weekend of holiday fun at Estabrook's!
Starting tonight, we'll have something special for everyone right through the weekend to help you get your holiday decorating, shopping and celebrating started.
Plus, take advantage of these special promotions starting today at 3pm and continuing through the end of the weekend:
Here's the full rundown of this week's events:
Wine Tasting with Bow Street Market
Tonight, December 3rd from 3-7pm
Start your holidays with a complimentary wine tasting courtesy of Bow Street Market. Sample fine wine and cheeses while browsing our selection of fresh and fragrant greens, homegrown poinsettias and much more.
In addition to Bow Street, several other local food vendors will also be on hand serving up samples and selling their products:
Beer Tasting with Funky Bow Brewery
Tomorrow, December 4th from 3-7pm
Visit Estabrook's and kick back with farm fresh microbrews from Funky Bow Brewery (starting at 4pm) or roast some marshmallows by the fire pit before you get your holiday decorating underway over the weekend.
We'll also have a terrarium potting demonstration at 3pm, a hands-on porch pot workshop ($25, click here to pre-register) at 4pm, a hands-on single candle centerpiece workshop ($20, click here to pre-register) at 5pm, and bow making demonstrations throughout the event to help you take your holiday decorating to the next level.
Christmas with Alpacas
This Weekend, December 5th & 6th from 10am - 4pm
Meet, pet and walk live alpacas from nearby farms, browse an artisan market of local vendors full of unique gift ideas, enjoy live music, sample some of the area's best food trucks, get creative in the kids craft area and more. This fun family event has become an annual tradition at Estabrook's and is a great opportunity for the whole family to learn about these unique animals while also shopping for gifts, decorations and this year's Christmas tree.
The following artisan vendors will be joining us for this event:
The holiday fun starts tonight at Estabrook's - we hope to see you there!
Preparing Your Home for the Family Christmas Tree
Thinking about putting up the family Christmas tree this weekend? Thanks to our unique stand system and a wide selection of freshly cut trees, it's now even easier to find the perfect tree for your home at Estabrook's.
To make setting up your tree simple, take the following considerations into mind before heading out to select your tree:
Decide Where to Place the Tree
Avoid placing your tree near a heat source (sunny windows, radiators, heating vents and fireplaces). Try to keep the tree out of high traffic areas where it might be bumped, overturned or where someone might trip on light cords. Avoid any spot that might be dangerous, such as next to a fire in the fireplace or up on a wobbly table.
Once a spot is chosen be sure to measure BOTH the ceiling height and the width of that space. Write these numbers down on a piece of paper. Also, measure your tree stand to determine the maximum diameter of the tree trunk you can use in it.
Finally, measure the height of your tree stand as well as the height of your treetop decoration. Bring these measurements with you and one of our helpful staff members will be able to help you select the right tree for your home.
Choose a tree stand that is sturdy and the right size. Pay attention to the size of the tree trunk that each stand will accommodate. The taller your tree, the bigger the diameter of the trunk. If you have a tall, wide room, be sure to get a large stand for the large tree you'll select. If you'll put your tree on a table, a smaller stand will work fine. We offer a variety of tree stands at Estabrook's that should suit any need.
Choosing a Tree
We offer balsam fir (the traditional Maine Christmas tree) and also fraser fir trees this season. When selecting a tree, the needles should look shiny, green, and fresh, not dry or brown. They should not fall off when you pull on a branch. For ornaments to hang straight you'll want a tree with some space between the branches. To test a tree, take an unbreakable ornament with you and hang it on several branches to see if there is room for it to hang straight.
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