It’s OK to put those twinkly lights up now


If your happy place is putting up winter decorations as soon as November hits, then add these stores on your list.

Cornwell’s Turkeyville

While this restaurant/theater/RV Park is known for its all-turkey menu, it has a pretty nifty gift shop, too. They go all-out for Christmas, with ornaments and decorations for sale. You can also pick up some canned turkey to send to relatives.

Mole Hole

The Mole Hole of Marshall loves Christmas, with special organ performances and expert gift wrapping. You’ll walk in for tree ornaments and walk out with puzzles, crafts for the kids, a fuzzy vest and acupuncture rings.

Serendipity

Sure, you could try to make your own chic wreath by spray-painting pine cones, or you can save the time and the headache by going to Serendipity. This gift store has some of the best winter floral displays. It’s also where to pick up taper candles for your table centerpieces.

BumbleBee Chic Boutique

Signs are an easy way to add some cheer (and a little sass) to your walls. BumbleBee in Albion features handmade signs, along with other houseware items that will cover everything from the dining room to the mantle.

Horrocks

Go beyond the typical gingerbread house kit at Horrocks in Battle Creek. Go down aisles of colorful gummies, candied nuts and whatever those candy string things are. Warning: It’ll look great, but you might want to eat it right after. Horrocks also sells fresh evergreen wreaths and other outdoor flourishes.

Station 66

Station 66 has pumpkins for October and trees for December. If you don’t have room on top of your car for a Christmas tree, this Battle Creek store also sells evergreen boughs and wreaths. Buy a cup of hot chocolate and browse the fresh, fragrant greenery.

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