Like much of the United States, Whidbey Island had a white Christmas! The snow started falling here on Saturday, Dec. 13, and continued off and on through yesterday. The photo above was taken about a week ago. I love the snow decorating the garland and the wreath above the door.
I have had a love/hate relationship with the snow these past two weeks. It has been lovely to look at and very challenging. It has delighted some, scared others, and most certainly put a crimp in holiday festivities and sales. At Island Tea Company we took it one day at a time. Some days we opened a bit late, but only one day did we actually not open at all. We had some quiet days, when it was difficult for customers to venture out, and then we had some very busy ones as roads became safer to drive upon. All considering, the season treated us well.
However, we do have a fair amount of holiday merchandise remaining and away it must go! We have already marked down some giftware on our website, and this coming Monday, December 29 we have our annual One Day Only Sale. If you’re within driving distance, this is a sale worth coming to. And remember, except for our one day sale, Island Tea is closed until January 6. So, if your tea jars are getting low, come in on Monday to stock up.
If you haven’t been to Whidbey in awhile, come on over! Come for the day, or stay over at one of our many lovely inns and B & B’s. Most Whidbey Island businesses are open this next holiday week and have special sales and activities planned. For more information, please visit: http://newyearsweekendonwhidbey.blogspot.com.