Monday, December 8, 2008

Neighborhood Gifts - Pictured on KSL

Plate of Cookies: Made from scratch cookies from our Bakery Department and a Festive Holiday Plate!

Stocking Filled with Goodies Like Popcorn, Soda, Movies, or Small Games

Snowman Bowl with 2 small Sodas and Box of Popcorn

Soup Bowl with Utah's Own Bear Creek Soup Mix

& Cheeze It Crackers

Snowman Hot Chocolate Mugs filled with goodies like
Hot Cocoa Mix, Candy Canes, Cookies, and Mini Marshmallows!

Assorted Candles with Story (Stories Follow)

The Legend of the Christmas Candle

Many years ago an old Cobbler and his wife lived in a little village in Austria.
Although very poor, what they owned they shared with others. Each night
they placed a lighted candle in the window of their cottage
a sign of hospitality to travelers needing shelter.

Through the years, war and famine plagued the little village.
Yet, as though some mysterious charm guarded them,
the cobbler and his wife suffered far less than their neighbors.

One evening, on the night before Christmas, the villagers gathered to discuss
their plight. “There is something special about the cobbler and his wife.” said one villager. “They are always spared our misfortunes. What do they do that we do not? Let us put a candle in our windows too. Perhaps that is the charm.”

That night every home lit a Christmas candle in each window,
and lo, before the sun rose, a messenger brought great news to the village.
Peace had come! The village gave thanks to God for this blessing of peace
and vowed to always light candles on Christmas Eve.

If You Have No Chimney

If you have no chimney

on Christmas Eve,

awaiting the presents

that Santa will leave.

Just hang the key

by the door for him,

and all the gifts will be left within.

Candy Cane Story

Jesus Gentle Shepherd,

This cane of red and white

Proclaims the sweet love story

Born Christmas night.

This cane, you see, when turned around

Begins your name of Love

And now becomes a symbol

Of peace proclaimed above.

The lively peppermint flavor

Is the regal gift of spice.

The white is your purity

And the red your sacrifice.

And so this cane reminds us

Of just how much you care

And like your Christmas Gift

To us it's meant for all to share.

Legend of the Christmas Stocking

A kindly nobleman grieved over

the death of his beloved wife and

foolishly squandered his fortune.

This left his three young daughters

without dowries and thus facing a

life of spinsterhood.

The generous St. Nicholas, hearing

of the girls, came forth to help.

Wishing to remain anonymous, he

road a white horse by the

nobleman's house and threw three

pouches of gold coins down the

chimney where they were

fortuitously captured by the

stockings the young girls had hung

by the fireplace to dry.


Kylie said...

Ok, so I watched this segment on Studio 5. And I LOVE the Santa's Key idea, so I went to Macey's in Provo today and I couldn't find the keys anywhere. Do not all of the stores have them? Or was I just looking in the wrong place? Thanks!

Sandy Savory Selections Team said...

Thanks for the comment Kylie. The Sandy Store is the only Macey's that is currently offering the skeleton key neighborhood gift.