A Week of Saving, Giving and Crafting!

This post-Thanksgiving week holds several opportunities to save, share and be creative with fresh greenery and more. Here are a few pictures from Thanksgiving weekend, the first very busy days of Christmas tree sales, S’mores by the Campfire, and introducing Mona the Elf!

Through Sunday, Dec. 3rd, our Home for the Holidays Sale continues with 25% off All Lifelike Christmas Decor, Pre-lit Trees and Christmas Theme Gifts.  Our selection is unique and plentiful.  Stop in to choose some treasures for your holiday home and make memories at Grandma’s!  Sale excludes fresh/live/cut items and Thymes® fragrance products (the ones that make your home smell JUST like a Christmas tree and a few others).

Trees for Troops Year #11 is underway and we’re half way to our goal.  Can you help us fill a FedEx truck with 100 fresh-cut Christmas trees for the U.S. Army families at Fort Hood, TX?  Price is still just $30 per Fraser Fir, and you can tag with a personal Christmas greeting or we’ll tag for you if you would like to place a phone order at 937-885-2740.
The Christmas Spirit Foundation and FedEx will deliver their 200,000th Trees for Troops Christmas tree this year!  Founded in 2005 and supported by Grandma’s Gardens as a tree seller since 2007 (we’re the only Ohio location this year), this organization delivers the spirit of Christmas one tree at a time.  What a nice way to say “Thank You” for the sacrifice made by our enlisted troops and their families.  See www.treesfortroops.org for more info.

Have a “ride” in our antique sleigh and create a unique memory to preserve.  You and your family and well behaved pets are welcome to use our sleigh for pictures.  No charge, but donations to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton will be accepted.
AustralianShepherdsInSleighI_2017Once again we’re collecting donations for the families served by the Warren County Abuse and Rape Crisis Shelter.  Deliveries will be made as the boxes are filled, through Sunday, Dec. 10th. Keeping in mind that some of their clients may be staying at the shelter, living with relatives while looking for new housing and possibly working with a legal advocate during court proceedings, we made a call to find out any particular needs this year.  A special request was made for:
Children’s Underwear
Socks — Adult & Children
Women’s Bikini Underwear – 6,7,8
Women’s Briefs – 9 and up
Slippers – Adult & Children 
Diapers – all sizes
Paper Goods:  Tissues, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels
Toy needs are being taken care of by the Toys for Tots program and local charities.
Thank You so very much if you can help.  There’s a wrapped collection box in the Gift Shop.

Emily’s Porch Pot Workshops were fun and productive!  Over 30 beautiful evergreen creations are now gracing the homes of our crafty attendees.
TWO MORE WORKSHOPS (several spaces open) and a FAIRY GARDEN PARTY (limited space): RSVP to pre-pay please, 937-885-2740 or stop in the Gift Shop……
Sat. Dec. 2nd, 1PM  Create a Decorated Evergreen Wreath, $40 includes all materials, supplies and instruction by Marybeth, or just a refresher for our “regulars”.  Completed project can be 24-36″ in diameter depending on your needs.  Plenty of natural accents, pine cones, etc. We’ll have homemade Spritz cookies and fudge too!  Workshops always include a coupon and a door prize entry.
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Sun. Dec. 3rd, 1PM  Create a Decorated Evergreen Centerpiece, $40 includes all materials, supplies and instruction by Karen Poole. Completed project includes natural accents, ribbons and a candle, usually rectangular at least 24″ long or you can make it more round.  Perfect for buffet, dinner table, entry, etc.

Sat. Dec. 9th, 1PM  It’s our Christmas Fairy Garden Party!  $40 per garden includes everything you need to create a merry miniature garden complete with seasonal accessories and a fairy!  Emily and Donna will collaborate on this one for instruction and treats. Refreshments, a coupon and door prize entry — always for our workshop and party attendees.

Please call NOW to reserve your space(s) and save the date for fresh, fragrant and festive FUN!