Originally published November 24th, 2014
For those asking, and placing on-line orders for local pick-up, the shop will be OPEN, yes you read that correctly, open on Saturday November 29th from 11am to 7pm. We are calling it the mullet shop right now. It’s going to be all pretty and business up front, but really, it’s messy and crazy looking in the back. There is still a lot to be done but it’s better to have the front open than people feeling odd knocking on the hotel door and getting me in my jammies. On the 29th of November, I’ll be properly dressed and will have some Christmas soaps and items available, but the shop will not be decorated for Christmas with lights, trees and snowflakes until the start of Advent, which is November 30th this year. I know a lot of alumni are in town for the basketball tournament and lots of people are here for Thanksgiving with family so the Main Street Merchant Open House will be going on Friday night from 5- 8pm. I will not have the soap shop open Friday night. I’m a dud, I know. I made a promise to myself a long time ago, that if I ever owned a business I would not be open on the Friday after Thanksgiving. I am keeping that promise to myself. I have an awful lot to be thankful for so I need some extra time. I do not have Cyber-Monday sales either, never have, so don’t wake up early to see what’s up online. The limited edition Christmas items will be listed, but no super sales.
Starting December 1st, I am having a huge Advent calendar that will have gifts and drawings for my customers, both local and off in internet land. I have a soft spot for Advent calendars and think it helps remove the stress from freaking out about one day. Christmas for me is the whole month and then some! We’ll have some extra fun things going on for the Christmas Parade on the 6th too including a new soap called “Christmas in the Valley”. Starting December 25th, it will be the Twelve Days of Christmas or Christmastide. It’s not a shopping countdown prior to the 25th in my world. Each day will be another something special based up the song. So please don’t expect after Christmas blowout sales, inventory reduction sales prior to New Year or such things from Arcadia Valley Soap Co. We will be celebrating the Christmas cheer until January 7th in our shop.
Here’s the rundown then on when the store will be open :
- November 29th 11am – 7pm
- Starting Dec 1st – Mondays – Friday 11am to 2pm then open 4:30 to 7pm
- Saturdays 11am -7pm
- Closed Sundays, Christmas Day and New Years Day
After Jan. 7th, we will be open on Wednesday 11-7 and Saturday 11-7 All other times, simply call or email to set up a time to stop by.