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Nov. 10 | 71st Annual Making It Merry! Holiday Open House | 8 am-5 pm | Crystal Springs Florist & Greenhouses, Inc. | 1475 Pipestone, Benton Harbor

Insider Tip: If you want to see this year’s trends in holiday decorating in person, not on screen, this is where you’ll want to be on Saturday. Moms bring your daughters. Grandparents bring the grandkids. Invite your spouse, sisters and friends to join you, too. Crystal Springs will be filled with the sights, sounds and fragrances that instantly get you in the holiday spirit!

You’ll find decorating ideas for Thanksgiving, themed Christmas trees (including one for pets), unique lights and an array of holiday plants and centerpieces in colors to fit any decor. There are live and artificial wreaths you can customize for your home, office or a loved one’s gravesite. The gift shop’s shelves are brimming with decorating ideas and presents, including nativity sets and snowmen, you won’t find anywhere else in and around St. Joseph. You’ll also enjoy:

  • A gift bag for coming
  • Caroling and live music entertainment
  • Prize drawings for adults
  • Contests for the kids
  • Refreshments

Plus a free floral design seminar from 3:30-4:30 pm.

General Manager Russ Siegert says if you can’t make it for the Open House, stop by Mon.-Sat., 9 am to 5 pm this holiday season. Bring colors from the rooms you want to decorate (a paint chip, fabric or photograph) and Crystal Springs designers will help you put together a festive look that captures your traditional to contemporary decorating tastes. Find out more at crystalspringsflorist.com.

More ways to deck your halls

ChristmasFrom ornaments to wall and table art to fresh cut trees, wreaths and garlands, these Southwest Michigan shop owners can also help you decorate from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.
Art Galleries, in and around St. Joseph
The Christmas Tree, Benton Harbor
Harbor Town Interiors, St. Joseph
The Country Store, Watervliet
The Sandpiper, Bridgman
Water Street Glassworks, Benton Harbor

Serve deliciousness at your table

crantiniLooking for ways to wow your guests over the holidays? You won’t go wrong serving these recipes from our members and visitors. Key to the delicious flavors are the locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats and herbs that are listed in the ingredients. You’ll find our recipe collection for before-dinner-drinks to desserts right here. Please share your recipes using Southwest Michigan ingredients, too.

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