Huntwick Garden Fairy

Garden Fairy – Bows and Luminaries
Dear Garden Fairy:

With the calendar showing the last month of the year, my thoughts turn to holiday decorating and baking. It’s been a long year and I want to make my home sparkle for the holidays. Any suggestions?

Signed, Elf on the Shelf


Dear Elf:

Yes, it has been a very long year! I certainly can help you with the sparkling decorations…..sparkle is my specialty!  As for baking … unfortunately I’m an eater, not a baker.

We are fortunate to live in Huntwick, the Gem of the Northwest, during the holidays. Our neighbors go all out with decorating their homes and lawns. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the luminary display on Christmas Eve. It is spectacular!  Luminaries are set out on Christmas Eve and lit at sundown. It is enchanting!  Yours truly has a tradition of flying through the streets of Huntwick to take in the charming ambiance and enjoy this unique holiday tradition. My friends come from far and wide just to see our neighborhood on Christmas Eve.

The wonderful Beautification and Membership/Activities Committees will be selling stunning gaslight red bows ($6 a bow) and luminaries ($12 a box) on Saturday, December 5th at the clubhouse from 10:00am to 2:00pm. I usually buy several bows to spruce up my porch lights and wreathes too. What a great investment for your holiday decorations!  Looking for a special gift for a neighbor? Why not a gift of luminaries and bows? Make the gift even more special, by picking up the sand, folding the bags and helping them on Christmas Eve.

By the way Mr. Elf, I did want to mention that the Garden Fairy and the Beautification Committee have been very good this year. Just in case your Boss asks! They have been busy creating and refreshing the decorations at the entrances and esplanade, check them out…they just sparkle!  We would like to give a big THANK YOU to Nancie and Brian Flaherty from the Plants For All Seasons on Louetta.  They were instrumental in our Huntwick garland and swag refurbishing project.  We can always count on Plants For All Seasons to be there for our decorating and gardening needs.    

On Christmas Eve, look for me admiring the luminaries. If you look and listen carefully, you will hear the soft jingle of bells and a sparkling light, that’s me, your Huntwick Garden Fairy.  The Beautification Committee wants to wish all our Huntwick neighbors a happy and healthy holiday season.

Yours truly,
The Garden Fairy
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