22 November 2015
As we write, the Christmas tree has gone up in Market Square, the weekend will bring our first fair and some wintry weather has also been promised! On Sunday 22 Nov. we will be at the Focus Centre in Galashiels (10 a.m.- 2 p.m.) supporting a craft and coffee fair raising funds for a young missionary. If you're in the area why not pop in, we're told there'll be plenty of cake! - and lots of super gift items too; a gentle way to begin your shopping.
As usual, we will also be supporting the Gibson Park Playgroup's Christmas shopping evening on Tuesday 1st December by keeping the shop open until 9 p.m. We'll be donating ten per cent of sales made that evening to the group. We will also have some festive nibbles and be holding a prize draw, so why not spend the evening in Melrose to join us and the other businesses?
1st December also sees the start of our seven-days-a-week opening hours until Christmas, so on Sundays and Mondays we'll be open between noon and 4 p.m. The rest of the week remains unchanged at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. So whenever you're in town, do call in and say hello.
Another annual event will soon be with us and, as Present Perfect was one of the original 100 small businesses chosen in 2013, we're always pleased to support this campaign! On this day all our customers who spend £10, £25 or £50 will receive a free gift. If you're a user of American Express you can also benefit from their super scheme, receiving a £5 credit on your statement when you spend £10 or more in a participating business between 5 and 20 December. Visit their website for details.
We learnt a new word at the beginning of this week: 'hygge' (pronounced hYOO-guh), which is Danish. Basically, it's their concept for enjoying a warm, comfortable, open and inviting lifestyle which helps them get through the winter. We believe we've got lots of goodies that just might help you to create a little of it for yourself, family and friends. It can be as simple as adding a comfy cushion, some welcoming candlelight, festive fragrances and, not forgetting a friendly cuddle - the bears are waiting :)
We hope your preparations for the festive season are progressing smoothly. We'd love to be of help with any of the things on your shopping list - from a silk scarf or sparkly jewellery for a party night to gorgeous giftwrap. We look forward to seeing you.