Sunday, December 5, 2010
The Story Behind the Blue Shutters Christmas Tree
When we had our first tree trimming party a few years ago, we needed to hustle off to Walmart that morning to buy a bunch of ornaments. We decided that this wouldn't do, so we invited our friends to make this their tree, by contributing ornaments. Today, those Walmart decorations sit on the sideline, replaced by the dozens of special ornaments we've received in recent years. Lots of ships, fish, crabs and other nautical items. There are a few photo ornaments, others that celebrate other events here at the Shutters (like our Murder Mystery and Wine & Food Tastings) and some from other parts of the world (there's even one from our friends in Avon Lake, Ohio). You're invited to come by and see for yourself -- our tree will be on display throughout the holidays. And while you're here, you can take advantage of all the Christmas on Cape Ann festivities happening all around Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester-by-the-sea.