Father Christmas Visits Winterwood

Winterwood Gift & Christmas Shoppe invites all to come meet the legendary Father Christmas! He will be visiting the Cape May store on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. and the Rio Grande store on Sunday, Nov. 29 also from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring your family, friends and children. The more, the merrier! Father Christmas will be taking pictures and signing ornaments. Refreshments and candy canes will be served during his visit. Plus, Winterwood will be offering a free Old World Christmas Santa Ornament for every purchase of $30 or more. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the spirited Father Christmas, himself.

Tim and Beth Merck founded the Merck Family’s Old World Christmas. The couple shared a special love for Christmas, especially the traditions in the European style. Tim and Beth are credited with revitalizing the art of mouth-blown fine glass ornaments. Today, The Merck Family’s Old World Christmas is one of the leading distributors of the world’s most extensive and beloved collections of mouth-blown figural glass ornaments.

With the holiday season in full swing, make Winterwood your one-stop shopping destination. As the area’s largest Christmas shop, Winterwood presents their thousands of ornaments on their very own trees. Strung with lights, beads and even topped by Santa hats or witches, each individual tree has its very own design theme coordinated to the theme of the room it stands in. Each display is truly a sight to see. In the food and beverage themed room, pizza, spaghetti, ice cream, keg, chips, fruit and vegetable ornaments line the walls. Eat, drink and be merry! Be sure to check out the themed lights including pizza pies, brands of beer and martini glasses.

Inspired by its coastal locations, Winterwood also features a vast collection of nautical and sea-themed ornaments and gifts. Even great Jersey Shore souvenirs can be found among Winterwood’s nautical collection. Proud alumnae can find their alma mater among a vast collection of college-themed ornaments while fierce sports fans can pick up a nutcracker dressed in Phillies or Yankees attire. Shoppers can also find hundreds of other Irish, first-baby, wedding, first-Christmas and profession & hobby themed ornaments, collectibles and gifts among Winterwood’s several displays.

Beyond these unique collectibles, Winterwood Gift & Christmas Shoppe features an impressive collection of jewelry and women’s accessories. The store carries Da Vinci Beads, a line of unique beads that can be individually selected and added to a cord or metal charm bracelet. Winterwood offers hundreds to choose from. Looking to show your shore pride? Custom Cape May and Wildwood beads are now available. DaVinci is compatible to both Pandora and Chamilia jewelry.

Winterwood also carries Forever in My Heart Lockets and Charms. These glass-faced heart-shaped lockets open to add your choice of small charms such as birthstones, food items or athletic gear. Forever in My Heart is compatible with Origami Owl.

Whether shopping for a Jersey shore keepsake, a unique Christmas tree ornament, party decorations or a fashionable women’s accessory, Winterwood Gift & Christmas Shoppe offers a vast selection in a beautiful setting. Visit the historic Hildreth House location at 3137 Rt. 9 S., Rio Grande, the Washington Street Mall location at 526 Washington St., Cape May, or shop online at www.winterwoodgift.com.