I simply ADORE shopping-related press events!
(Paging “Captain Obvious”…)
Seriously, though, nothing tickles my fancy more than the opportunity to check out a brand new – or mucho renovated – store. There’s just something about the “newness” that creates a special kind of buzz; it makes you look at everything twice, want to reach out and touch items, and willingly open your wallet (though this does require a little self-restraint).
Therefore I gratefully accepted an invitation to come celebrate with Hallmark as they unveiled their new Gold Crown Store in Woodbridge, ON last Saturday. My good friend Diana over at Toronto Teacher Mom made the intro, so I had twice the excitement: new store + awesome girly time. I brought the family and we arrived at the store just after the festivities began.
(Speaking of Diana, link on over to her blog; she took some fabulous photos, including a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Mayor of Vaughan, pics of the ChumFM crew and more – not to mention her downright adorable kiddies!)
Now if there’s one thing I want to impress on you today, it’s this: Yes, you can buy greeting cards at Hallmark. But if that’s all you’re doing, YOU ARE MISSING OUT. …