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When you walk through the red door of The Christmas Tree Shop your heart instantly fills with wonder and joy. Every inch of this wonderland at 2675 Mizpah Park Road, Benton Harbor (just north of St. Joseph, off M-63) captures the spirit of the season. Since 1989, co-owners (and sisters) Madeline Kimball and Kathy Park have been spreading their holiday cheer to homes and businesses across the country with their custom gift baskets.


Wow! Another year has flown by! But don’t pull down the 2018 calendar just yet. We asked locals to share ways to make December merrier and included them in this issue.

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:

November is such a natural month to get together in Southwest Michigan. In this issue, you’ll find fun-filled reasons to spend time with your kids, extended family and the friends you didn’t get a chance to meet up with during your crazy summer. Then, check out our new website for even more ideas.

We asked locals to suggest their favorite things to do with family and friends in Southwest Michigan during the crisp, colorful days of fall.

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