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The Holidays at Seasons: Browsing is Fun

Store offers customized holiday cards and gift ideas.

For 17 years, , a shop full of gifts, furnishings, greeting cards and home accents on Main Street, has made the pastime of browsing a pleasure.

From hostess cards to party invitations to customized Christmas cards, the back of the store is devoted to the art of genteel communication.

The rest of the store is full of interesting things in every nook and cranny. Now that the shop is filling up with Christmas, there’s a special glitter to Seasons.

A selection of themed Christmas trees are set atop tables. In the front is a traditional Christmas tree, although owner Diane Morrow says this season greens tend toward the brighter, “springy” lime green rather than the “traditional forest green that there used to be,”  while the reds tend toward the traditional although there‘s also “a little pinky red because it works well with the brighter green.”

Another Christmas tree is “coastal” themed, not just with the marine life in shimmering ornaments but also the colors: “aqua is very popular in home decorating, aqua blue, sea foamy is very popular with chrome,” says Morrow.

Ornaments, many of which are theme-oriented, range from $6 to $15. “We have kind of a good mix,“ says Morrow, who adds that glitter around the holidays lets people have a little fun.

Candles and soaps are good suggestions for teachers and co-workers. Christmassy frasier fir-scented candles manufactured by Thymes Co. and run between $25 and $36 and come in pretty gift boxes.

Soaps from Michel in boxes run $4.75. “We have a lot of tabletop serving pieces, candles, and glassware,” Morrow said.

“It’s a nice little getaway,” says Chatham resident Eileen O’Keefe, of Seasons. “I can always gets a nice gift and they‘re very helpful. They have beautiful cards.”

For more information, call 973-822-8210 or visit the store's website. Hours are Monday to Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30-5 p.m.

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