According to a TV ad I saw on Thanksgiving, today is Shop Small Business Day. It sounds a lot friendlier than Black Friday, for sure.
Aunt Sister and I and one of our Juniors, had a big picking day on Wednesday, Thanksgiving eve. We started again at the local Goodwill Outlet store, the "digging store".
It's weird, really, how that store gets under your skin. The first few times we were in the store, I have to admit, we were all a little grossed out. Mounds of stuff in bins and folks digging and throwing things. BUT, put a pair of rubber gloves on your hands, and it really frees you up, both mentally and physically, to just get in there with the best of the diggers and go for it. This trip, gloves on, we spent nearly 2 hours in this store, digging, picking, throwing and pawing our way through nearly every bin. In fact, we stood in line with the rest of the treasure seekers and waited for bins of "new stuff" to come rolling out from the back and dove in with the rest when we were given the "go ahead". We came out of there with several suitcases, sheets, curtains, books, and other doodads and whatchamacallits in 2 full shopping carts.
Leaving the outlet store we made our way to two other favorite thrift stores, found several UGLY TAcky Christmas Sweaters, vests and sweatshirts, and more sheets, books and other treasures. It was a full day of fun and pickings.
We took pictures of each other in the TAcky Holiday wear after Thanksgiving Dinner and began posting yesterday. Suitcases will be next, along with sheets, books and other goodies. We hope you'll check out the new listings.
As always, please take a peak at the Aunt Sisters Juniors shops, too, at:
Our daughters, "the Aunt Sisters Juniors" have etsy shops too and their own Tacky Christmas Sweater collections and other gifts, so check them out too. I am sure you'll love their descriptions as well as their style--they learned at the knees of their Aunt Sisters. So, for even more choices for Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Holiday gifts go to:
U-G-L-Y ! You ain't got no alibi, You Ugly! Uh Huh! You Ugly! Especially if you're wearing one of our Aunt Sister approved Ugly Christmas Sweaters.
We've been listing Tacky Christmas Sweaters since October, so scroll past page one of our shop if you're looking for your "perfect" Ugly. In fact, go on to about page 6 or 7 as we've now listed almost 125 Ugly Holiday Sweaters, Sweatshirts, Vests and Cardigans. We're still looking for more Ugly Christmas Shirts in our area, so if you don't see yours today, look again tomorrow... Aunt Sister wants everyone to look their "ugliest" for the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!
And, if you're looking for that "perfect" gag or white elephant gift under $10, Aunt Sister should be able to help you with that too. Instead of buying cheap, impersonal items from the dollar store, get something vintage and "use it again".
Finally, help us help you--order as soon as you can! We ship everyday and will make every effort to work with you to get you the Ugly Christmas Sweater you want when you want it, BUT, remember we are not experts or run the postal service, we are Sisters!
Our best wishes to you all during the Christmas season...Aunt Sisters