The merchandise was through one of the traditional fundraising firms and helped raise money for the PTA. 'Nuff said.
A similar experience can be had downtown this season, which will allow you to support a local non-profit business and include open up something Christmas morning other than a mug which say "World Greatest Dad" ... which is not to say I don't like that mug son ....
On two Saturday,s Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, the Gallery School of Pottstown will play host to "Van Gogh's Secret Studio" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Now in it's second year, the secret studio is a special shopping opportunity for kids 12 and younger at Gallery on High, 245 E. High St.
The young gifters can choose from a selection of handcrafted gifts ranging in price from $1 to $5 and volunteers will be on hand to help them shop and stay on-budget.
Also a bonus, all gifts will be wrapped.
Children younger than 5 must be accompanied by an adult, but mom or dad can browse the gallery's other offerings while a volunteer elf helps the young one pick out a present.
While you're there, check out this year's holiday show, "Peace," which will be on display through Jan. 7.
You can even download and print a special shopping list for the young consumer by clicking here.
If you have any questions, give the folks at the Gallery a call at 610-326-2506, send them an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their web site at www.galleryonhigh.org or by clicking here.
Give it a try and make this year's holiday shopping experience a work of art ... (OK, that was bad.)