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December 2013
Toys – Treats - Happiness
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS
Small-town charm and friendly hospitality-these are a few of my favorite things about
Clinton at Christmas time. I am as excited as my
kids are, if not more so, for the festivities that
happen here each year.
We look forward to all the merriment of our
town's tree lighting. And we can hardly wait for
Santa to come riding down Main Street on his
awesome, antique fire engine!
Contents
Adventures With Andrew
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Christmas Crackers
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Elf on Our Shelf
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What's New
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Sweetest Gifts on Main St.
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Andrew Cline and Family
the Tree
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Word Search Fun
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Holiday Recipe
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Emma Recommends
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Gift Cards Make It Easy
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Royal Rewards
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Dec 6 - Clinton’s
Christmas
Parade, 7 pm
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Dec 12 –
Candlelight
Shopping Night
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Dec 15 – Santa
comes to town!
Even with all the holiday hustle and bustle, I
try to keep the wonder alive in everything we
do here. And I take time every day, to play.
After all: what am I really but a big kid in a
candy (and toy) store!
Warmest holiday wishes,
Christmas Morning Under
Upcoming Events
Here at Sweets and Treats of Clinton and Toys
on Main, we’ve been having a blast decking
the halls and stocking our toy shelves in time
for holiday shopping. Stop in and check out
my hand-picked selections for unique gifts
that the whole family will love.
Kids, have you been nice this year?
In my family, we have revived a Scottish
tradition that dates back to as early as 1840.
A gift-wrapped, cylindrical package (called a
“cracker”) is placed beside each person's
plate around the holiday table. After dinner,
you and the person beside you each grab an
end of the nearest cracker. Both pull firmly
until the cracker POPs open – to reveal
specially chosen gifts inside!
We’re delighted to bring back handmade
Christmas Crackers, with a nice selection of
themed gifts – a little something for
everyone. Each one includes a paper hat and
a joke, just like the traditional Christmas
crackers did in days of old.
We had so much fun with playing with our
cracker gifts last year that we couldn’t help
but share with you. Merry Scottish Christmas!
Each night, after everyone is asleep, the
magical Elf on the Shelf flies to the North
Pole and reports to Santa on who's been
naughty or nice!
Where will you find your Elf in the
morning? Will he leave a note? You’ll
have to just wait and see!
Start your own Elf on the Shelf family
tradition. Santa has stocked our store
with both boy and girl Elf on the Shelf
dolls. We also carry cute outfits and
accessories.
Register your Elf online to receive a
special letter from Santa!
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What's New
Sweets and Treats Newsletter
I had a lot of fun this summer looking for
great new items to bring into the shop. I’m
really excited about Motorworks, Arm
Candy, and Squishables, to name a few.
Create your own vehicles
again and again!
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Treat your favorite
little girl to some Arm
Candy today.
Squishables: a pillow
and a pal in one!
Enter our Holiday
"Giraffle" and you
Motorworks is a line of wooden cars
and trucks that feature interchangeable
pieces such as tires, spoilers, and
accessories. For a limited time, we
have some great giveaway items
with purchase.
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Squishables take stuffed animals to a
whole new level. Part stuffed friend and
part soft pillow, they’re giant balls of
fluffiness and fun. Choose from a panda,
kitty cat, and even an octopus, to name
a few!
As we get closer to Christmas, we will keep
adding to our great selection of quality toys.
Stop in and play for a bit!
Arm Candy is a new line of clutches
and purses made from candy wrappers.
From York Peppermint Patty to Good
and Plenty, Arm Candy bags make a
sweet gift for girls of all ages!
Are you a Royalty Rewards member? If not, sign up in time for
holiday shopping to get all those valued points coming your way.
Learn more in store!
Chocolate Dreams
Treat yourself or a friend to crunchy
peppermint bark, delectable rocky road
bars, or chocolate-covered pretzel and
graham cracker goodness. Perfect for the
chocolate lovers on your list!
Truffle Temptation
Few can pass by our truffle case without a
little taste. A great appreciation gift for
hostesses, customers and employees. Our
gingerbread, hazelnut, and pumpkin pie
flavors come highly recommended!
Peppermint Twist
Try our delicious, hand-twisted candy canes
and peppermint ribbon candies from
Hammond's. Made the old fashioned way
using high quality ingredients.
could win a free,
4.5-foot giraffe
plush toy! Drawing
takes place on
December 20 in time
for holiday
gift-giving.
Searching for that perfect, under-the-tree
gift to wow your boys on Christmas morning?
Santa just dropped off some very life-like
construction vehicles from Kettler. If you’ve
ever been over to the park at Gebhardt Field
(next to the Clinton library), then you know
the type of trucks I’m talking about.
We also have a Bruder cement mixer that
actually turns, and uses real water and sand.
These are top quality German-made vehicles
that you won’t find just anywhere.
I also found a really cool, wooden Vespa
scooter from Janod that helps older toddlers
learn how to balance so they can transition
more easily to riding a 2-wheeler. Ergonomic
design and solid construction make this a
winner all around.
Finally, what kid wouldn’t want to wake up
to a giant, near to life-sized giraffe? We’re
raffling one off in our “GIRAFFLE”, so come
in and enter to win. Our drawing will be held
on Dec. 20, just in time for gift-giving!
The Kids΄ Page
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Sweets and Treats Newsletter
Can you find the hidden
holiday words?
Bring in your
completed
Word Search
in December
and receive a
special treat!
TREE
SANTA
TRAIN
ANGELS
WRAPPING PAPER
JOY
FAMILY
LOVE
CANDY CANE
SNOWMAN
RUDOLPH
NORTH POLE
HAPPINESS
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2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
3/4 cup molasses
Emma Recommends:
Melissa and Doug
stamping sets. She
uses them to
decorate all of her
art projects!
Combine dry ingredients in one bowl. Combine wet
ingredients in a second bowl, and blend with mixer.
Gradually beat dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Wrap
dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
The coolest thing about these cookies is that
they’re made by turning a gingerbread man
upside-down! We plan to bake them this
holiday season.
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3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons ginger
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a rolling pin to roll out
dough to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out gingerbread man shapes using a cookie cutter.
Place on a baking sheet. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. When done, use
a spatula to gently transfer cookies to a wire rack. Let
cool completely.
Turn gingerbread men on their heads! Legs become
antlers, arms become ears, etc. Decorate using colored
icing, chocolate chips and gumdrops.
Recipe adapted from MarthaStewart.com
Special, limited time only offers from our
family to yours:
Receive a $10 Gift Card to our store with
every $50 gift-card purchase.
Sweets and Treats
Toys on Main
22 Main Street
Clinton, NJ 08809
Phone:
(908) 200-7288
Fax:
(908) 325-0026
E-mail:
[email protected]
Buy $50 in Gift Cards, and get a $10 Gift
Card good toward anything in our store!
Gift cards available in any denomination.
Perfect for kids of all ages!
Royal Rewards. Sign up for our loyalty
program and receive a $10 certificate good
toward your next purchase.
All Gift Cards and Certificates redeemable ONLY at Sweets
and Treats of Clinton and Toys on Main.
Welcome to Our Newest
Royalty Rewards Members...
Lisa K.
Dorothy C.
Eric N.
Debi W.
Kurt B.
Terri J.
Kim S.
Christina H.
We’re on the Web!
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Toys – Treats Happiness
GIRAFFLE – Free to Enter.
Stop in our shop and enter into our
GIRAFFLE. You could win a 4.5-foot tall
giraffe plush toy! Drawing will be held on
Dec 20 – just in time for gift-giving.
Free Gift Wrap With Purchase!
Stay and play, or enjoy a treat. We now do
the wrapping for you thanks to our
convenient gift-wrapping station. For
Christmas, birthdays, baby and more.
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