Thursday, November 28, 2013

Gift Basket Joy! Generous local businesses stuff our Baskets of Love for upcoming 2013 Christmas concerts

Year two of my "Baskets of Love" project and the basket goodies fairly fell into my hands as I approached our local retailers!

All our Gift Baskets are filled with Stairwell Caroller Christmas CDs, assorted goodies such as specialty teas, coffee, biscuits, cookies, tapenade, dipping oils, crackers and of course, chocolate. In addition, I've included the CD Rom version of our cookbook, Eatwell -- which my husband and our director, Pete, designed to open nicely in a browser window. The Eatwell Cookbook CD even includes a selection of unpublished songs for you to enjoy while you browse the recipes.

Topped off with tree decorations and a bow, the basket will make a great Christmas gift for a Music and chocolate lover!

Each basket is unique and priced according to the number of Christmas CDs included -- and remember, you have a chance to win one as a door prize at the concert reception after!

Time for Thanks --

A giant box of snowy silver and white spring fill -- thank you!
Kit and Kaboodles in Manotick was so quick to fulfill my requests for shiny bows and "spring fill", we gave them an ad in our program booklet as thanks. Spool of thread in the photo gives you an idea of the size of the box !

a tiny sampling of the Loblaws swag
Loblaws in Baarhaven gave us a $100 gift card to spend on goodies to fill the baskets.
Patty and I had fun on that shopping trip!



Ferraro!
Giant Tiger in Manotick gave us 26 packs of Ferraro Rocher -- Yum!

Starbucks in Baarhaven gave us two travel mugs, coffee packets and a cute Starbucks ceramic tree decoration.

Baarhaven Wal-Mart gifted us $25 to spend -- goes a long way when  they pay the tax -- thanks!

Coffee, fancy chocolate and biscuits, please!
At the last minute,  
Home Depot In Baarhaven gave us $50 -- and I spent it on tree decorations as an added Christmassy item.

Shatter proof and lovely!

Baskets will be available at our concerts at the CD table. As always, proceeds support our charitable efforts in the community.

Baskets will also be given as door prizes at the receptions after the concerts, see you there!

The Stairwell Carollers present "In dulci jubilo"

candle Saturday, December 14th
Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St, Ottawa (ON) , 7:30pm.


candle Wednesday, December 18th
St Columba Anglican Church 24 Sandridge Rd, ,Ottawa, (ON), 7:30pm.

For these two performances only, advance tickets can be purchased for $15, using the following options...



  • BUY THEM NOW ONLINE through PayPal
  • Purchase tickets at the following locations...
    • Leading Note, 370 Elgin St., Suite No. 2
    • Compact Music, 206 & 785 1/2 Bank Street locations OR

    • Books on Beechwood, 35 Beechwood Ave.
    Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $20.

  • Other concert listings.
    candle Saturday, November 30th
    Almonte United Church, 106 Elgin St., Almonte, (ON), 7:30pm..
    candle Sunday, December 1st
    We will be caroling in the Byward Market from 12-2pm Watch for us!..
    candle Saturday, December 7th
    St. Stephen's, 212 Old Chelsea Rd, Chelsea, (QC), 7:30pm..
    candle Sunday, December 8th
    National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Dr Ottawa, 3pm, in the Garden Court..


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