Edward's Garden Center

Forty Fort, PA


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Thank you and Merry Christmas!

As we prepare to close up shop for the “cold” winter season, we’d like to take a moment to look back at this wonderful year at the Garden Center. It was a year full of events, new ideas and new faces.

Merry Christmas from Edward's Garden Center

Merry Christmas from Edward’s Garden Center!

Edward’s Garden Center really began to take on a new look this year, with our Land of Gnomes kids’ area, a new winter home for our pets, new statuary and some general moving things around. We also added a bunch of new handmade and unique items and a new service called “We Plan, You Plant“.

Our events were by far the biggest and the best ones yet! We met so many new families and saw many many smiling faces. We laughed at the pet costume contest, marveled at the line to see Santa and were overjoyed at the kids who visited all our animals. And of course we helped so many people pick out flowers, plants, trees and shrubs to take home to their gardens.

Even our seminars, which started out a few years ago as small group chats, have grown into interactive classes that are a ton of fun. We love bringing these fabulous classes to our community and can’t wait to do it again next year.

We know that none of these amazing events and changes at our Garden Center would be possible without our customers. We truly thank each and everyone of you.

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Big things happening in 2016 at the Garden Center. Make sure to check our Facebook page often for updates, contests, event dates and more.

Thank You from Edward's Garden Center

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Unique Gifts at the Garden Center

Our Garden Center has become known as a place to get quality, unique items. From plants, flowers, Christmas trees, wreathes and more. The holiday season at the Garden Center is no different. Here’s a look at some gifts you can pick up for your mom, dad, grandparents, teachers, babysitters or any garden lover you know. Don’t forget, we close for the season in one week so stop by on or before December 23rd.

Miniature Garden Kits
A great gift idea for almost any family member, but especially good if they are garden lovers. We have many different kits available in a range of prices.

Fairy Garden Kits at Edward's Garden Center

Miniature Trees and Plants
These are a nice gift to bring someones home if you visit for the holidays. They are easy to care for and bring a little holiday cheer with their festive decorations.

Holiday Gifts at Edward's Garden Center

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Cute Tree Ornaments
A great gift for anyone during the holidays is a Christmas ornament. You can never have too many ornaments or regret adding to a collection. We purposely bring in a beautiful holiday collection to sell at our store. Stop by and see!

Christmas Ornaments at Edward's Garden Center

Holiday Candles & Decorations
Like ornaments, candles and decorations are a great gift. We have a unique  collection of holiday decorations like these adorable snowmen!

Holiday Decor at Edward's Garden Center

Gift Certificates
A gift certificate to Edward’s Garden Center is always a safe bet during the holiday season. Stop in and purchase one in an denomination.

We only have a few days left before we close for the winter season. Make sure to stop in this week!

 


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Unique Christmas Traditions

While chatting with the rest of the staff after the Holiday Celebration last week, we got to talking about Christmas traditions. Several people said they never put up the Christmas tree until Christmas Eve and Santa always decorated it. A few people were surprised by this tradition. So this got us to thinking what are some holiday traditions that other families might find unusual or unique? We have found several that are quite interesting and we want to share them!

Christmas Stockings
Do you open your Christmas stocking the night before or first thing in the morning? We found there are various traditions revolving around the Christmas stocking. Some families just hang them as decorations while others fill them up. In some households even the pets get a stocking. Can’t forget Fluffy or Fido right?

Edward's Garden Center Christmas Traditions

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Open a Gift on Christmas Eve
Many families allow one gift per person to be opened on Christmas Eve. This gift is sometimes the same thing every year. For instance, one family gives new pajamas on Christmas Eve to be worn that night. Other families might just let the kids open one gift to convince the kids to go to sleep.

New Year’s Prediction
We found this one online and we thought it was a great idea to share. On Christmas, have all of your family members write down what they think will happen either in their own lives or someone else’s within the family and then place them in the jar. Then during next year’s festivities, open the jar and delegate someone to reads them aloud! It’s so fun (and funny!) to see where you’ve been as a family throughout the year and how things have changed. (All Women’s Talk)

Community Service – Remembering the Reason for the Season
One tradition many families have is doing community service leading up to Christmas. Since the reason for the season is based on giving and sharing with one another this is a great tradition and a great way to teach kids to do good for others instead of want want want. Some families sing Christmas carols at retirement homes while others shop for children who are less fortunate.

Make at least One Gift that You Give
This is a great tradition that can be filled with memories as well as make the holidays less expensive. Whether its Grandpa’s favorite Christmas cookies or a picture frame for mom, making a gift always adds special meaning.

These are just a few of the unique traditions we found from speaking with others and looking online. We would LOVE to hear about some of your family’s unique traditions. Share them in the comments here or on our Facebook page!


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Inside Scoop: Holiday Celebration Dec. 5 & 6

It’s time to get in the Holiday spirit! There’s no better way to do so than to come to our Holiday Celebration this weekend. For our blog readers and Facebook followers, we’re giving you the inside scoop 😉

Celebration Hours: 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday & Sunday

Santa overlooking Edward's Garden CenterWe have lots of great family fun planned this weekend so make sure you bring the kids for these great events.

Santa & Mrs. Claus photo opp
We will have the big guy himself here with his wife. Bring the kids to sit on Santa’s lap and chat with him about their Christmas wishes. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Garden Center Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Live reindeer
On Saturday, Santa and Mrs. Claus will have a friend or two with them as they are bringing some of their reindeer… yes REAL LIVE reindeer. We are quite excited for this, as the kids just love seeing them! Remember the reindeer will be at the Garden Center Saturday ONLY.

Christmas carols by local singer Mackenzie Kiederding
You may not have heard of her, but we promise you will want to see her perform. Mackenzie is a local artist who tried out for a spot on The Voice. She will be performing Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 3pm.

Opening the winter habitat for the Garden Center pets
The weather has gotten chilly so many of our pets have moved into their winter home. The staff worked hard to build this new home this year so we can keep our pets at the Garden Center all year. Bring the kids to see our tortoise, iguanas and others in their new winter home.

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Always back by popular demand, Face Painting by Jessica! And according to her Facebook page, she has lots of new holiday themed designs. Stop by and have your face painted 10 am to 4 pm Saturday or Sunday.

Blue Chip Animal Farm and ornaments for our tree
As many of you know we are HUGE supporters of Blue Chip Animal Farm in Dallas. There will be volunteers at the Celebration this weekend with some animals that would love a home for the holidays. They will also be collecting pet food donations. Anyone who donates a bag of pet food can put a creative homemade ornament on our Christmas tree. The person with the most creative ornament will win a $100 gift certificate to the Garden Center!

Tree lighting 
Join us at 5pm on Sunday for our Christmas tree lighting! The ornaments from the contest will be displayed.

Food vendors
As always, there will be food vendors all weekend…one of them may be a very special cupcake truck :).

Holiday decor & Christmas trees
While you are enjoying your time at the Holiday Celebration make sure to check out all our holiday decor and take home a Christmas tree!

Hope to see all of you at our Holiday Celebration this weekend! We just can’t wait to get into the holiday spirit with you!