Merryspring Holiday Bazaar is Dec. 1
Camden — Merryspring Holiday Bazaar will be held during Christmas by the Sea weekend. The bazaar gives shoppers an opportunity to double the gift-giving, since every purchase of holiday decorations and gifts — many crafted by volunteers — goes to benefit Merryspring Nature Center.
Members will have first choice of the goodies at the Ross Center on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the members only sale from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The general public is invited to shop on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members receive a 10-percent discount on all purchases and new members are welcome.
As in past years, the Merryspring Holiday Bazaar will feature a variety of natural and nature-based gifts for holiday purchases. Balsam wreaths (decorated or plain), birch bark wreaths, evergreen swags, bundles of greens, winterberry, holly, miniature boxwood trees, and attractive centerpieces will be available at the sale, but organizers strongly encourage pre-ordering to be sure to get the decorations and color scheme wanted. Go to the Holiday Bazaar page on the Merryspring website merryspring.org and click on the Bazaar link for a copy of the catalog.
In addition to holiday greenery, there will be gloves, tools, and books for the gardener or naturalist on that list. There also will be an array of unique gifts that will be available only at Merryspring during the sale —homemade spiced pecans; cranberry chutney; jams and jellies; bouquet garni; herbal sachets; paperwhites in decorative gift bags or pre-planted containers; rosemary; supplies to make-your-own decorations; pet treats; botanical greeting cards; note cards; seashell mirrors and picture frames; ornaments; and much, much more.