If you’re one of those who must give Christmas fruitcakes, now’s the time to be ordering.
Below, Grandir is gearing up for the season with plenty of trimmings to get you in the mood.
Much has been made of whether to cut back on holiday lighting displays to save electricity in light of the tsunami’s effect on energy production, or to go ahead and get people in the holiday spirit by lighting up (marketers say the lights definitely make people buy more, and certainly make many feel good). Many places seem to be choosing the latter. Below is the yule tree in Tully’s at Toki Premium Outlets.
Anyway, Grandir’s fruitcakes are ready to be ordered. My route took me there and to Starbucks yesterday.
Starbucks, while not to my knowledge selling Christmas cakes, also has no shortage of seasonal menu items as well as gift mugs, etc.. Thumbs up to the selection of Christmas music they’ve been playing this year, at least at their Livin store. Last night there brought back childhood memories as, among others, Burl Ives’s “Holly Jolly Christmas” (from the stop-motion classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer“) played.
Those Livin ladies and gents work hard in the midst of down times. Give them a visit this holiday season for some of your giftgiving needs, and pick up a little treat for yourself at the ‘Bucks while you’re at it.