December, 2016

Thank you to all of our friends who visited the store over the Shop Small weekend. It's great to see so many returning faces! (And a lot are on our Instagram page!)
The holidays are always a busy time so we'll try to keep this week's email short:

A reminder: 
  • Let us ship your in-store purchases. We can send to loved ones far away or ship your gifts ahead to your holiday destination so you don't have to travel with packages
  • Share Sibley's West with friends and family with our Gift Certificates in any denomination.
  • Let us assemble your Gift Basket of Arizona goodies.
  • Now open until 8 pm Monday through Thursday, til 9 pm Friday and Saturday, and 10 to 5 on Sunday!
And check out our "12 Days of BOGO (Buy One, Get One)" promotion at the bottom of the newsletter for great savings between Dec. 5 and Dec. 22!
Friday, Dec. 2 -- 6-8 pm
Children's author Al Quihuis of Chandler
Catch up with local children's author Al Quihuis on Friday night.
His newest book is "Sofia's Summer Adevnture."

Saturday, Dec. 3 -- 4-9 pm
Tumbleweed Tree Lighting and Parade
Here's the 2016 Tumbleweed Tree ornament, handpainted by Brenda Schodt of Southwest Ornaments. 
The Downtown Chandler tradition takes place this Saturday, Dec. 3. The stage entertainment starts at 4:30 pm on San Marcos Place, followed by the Light Parade at 7 pm and the Lighting at about 8 pm.
We have three special guests:
4-6 pm -- Doris and Walter Husbands, inventors of the Tumblestone items, made with tumbleweeds.
4:30-6 pm -- Tom Van Dyke, author of "A Cowboy Christmas."
5-6 pm -- Aleah Hartke, the artist who created the Christmas card that features the Tumbleweed Tree and the Ostrich.

Doris and Walter Husbands
Tom Van Dyke
Aleah Hartke
Wednesday, Dec. 7 -- 7-8 pm
Noted Phoenix flutist Sherry Finzer
What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with some music?

Please visit the store at 7 pm Wednesday, Dec. 7, for an hour-long show with Sherry Finzer and Friends. It's "The Spirit of the Holidays."

They have composed a beautiful "Made in Arizona" CD titled "Christmas from the Heart."

Some may remember Sherry from her performance last December during the Chandler Art Walk. Here's a link to a video of her.

She also produced this video to promote her appearance at Sibley's. If you purchase a CD, you will receive a free ticket to the Dec. 16 concert at Esperanza Lutheran Church in Tempe . Please stop by!
Saturday, Dec. 10 -- 1-3 pm

Want something really special for a child in your life? How about a personalized copy of "The Tiniest Tumbleweed"?

Author Kathy Peach will return to Sibley's West from 1-3 pm Saturday, Dec. 10, to meet guests.
Thank you, Marshall and Christy!
Marshall Trimble regaled a crowd with songs and stories during the November Art Walk.
Friends enjoyed visiting with pointillism artist Christy MacKellar on her return to Sibley's West.
Meet Glassmelts!
Longtime contributors to Sibley's West -- Marnie and Jeff Brookins of Glassmelts.
One of our first suppliers six years ago was in our backyard -- Marnie and Jeff Brookins of Glassmelts.
They shared their glass art -- trays, business card holders, cheese boards made from wine bottles -- and evolved toward glass ornaments and, now, wood earrings.
Here's a recent video of the couple (turn up the sound after 15 seconds).
Thanks for being a part of Sibley's West!
New jewelry at Sibley's!
State-themed necklaces from Be You Jewelry
Thoughtful necklaces and bracelets from Beth Quinn Designs
Wood earrings from Glassmelts
Seems like something's always happening ...
Our Small Business Saturday ended with a special treat -- a visit by an American Express executive, Kellie Adlhoch, who lives in Chandler. She praised Sibley's West for being such an ardent supporter of the effort and for Downtown Chandler.

Sibley's West guests are the best! A crew from Childhelp sold backpacks to be given to needy and neglected children during the week of Nov. 14. By Sunday, they had more than 100 donations from generous visitors!

Small Business Saturday guests got a taste of the world's best toffee, made in Overgaard by Cindy and Rich Krug. We have a few packages from Lucinda's Old-Fashion Toffee, with our last resupply occurring on Dec. 7. Come in quick!
Former patrons of the Kokopelli Winery and Bistro in Downtown Chandler may have seen a familiar face Nov. 22. Ginny represented the winery in pouring some of the revived winery's favorites during our event for The Valley Group realtors.
Thanks again to everyone who posed for John's camera on Small Business Saturday!
'Shopping Local' has ripples across the city
Michelle being interviewed in November. 
Here's a city video that attempts to show the importance of "shopping local."
The city of Chandler production links how shopping and eating in Chandler boosts city services that can be offered.
In the video, Michelle explains that doing business in the city and state helps circulate dollars, boosting the economy.

December Calendar
Friday, Dec. 2 : Chandler children's author Al Quihuis will be at Sibley's from 6 to 8 pm to sign his new book, "Sofia's Summer Adventure."
Saturday, Dec. 3: Tumbleweed tree-Lighting and Parade, 4:30-9 pm. Tom Van Dyke, author of "A Cowboy Christmas," will be at Sibley's from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 5: Start of Sibley's West's 12 Days of Christmas promotion.
Tuesday, Dec. 6: Trivia Night with Marshall Shore at The Ostrich, presented by the Chandler Museum, from 7 to 9 pm.
Wednesday, Dec. 7: Holiday concert with Sherry Finzer and Friends, 7-8 pm, Sibley's West stage.
Saturday, Dec. 10: Children's author Kathy Peach will be at Sbley's from 1 to 3 pm. Santa's House will be open in front of the Tumbleweed Tree from noon to 5 pm
Friday, Dec. 16The Chandler Art Walk takes place along San Marcos Place from 6 to 9:30 pm.
BOGO at Sibley's West!
The "12 Days of BOGO (Buy One, Get One Free)" promotion starts on Monday, Dec. 5. Are any of these on Santa's list?

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