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It’s not too late to call Santa

This week, we had our little boys call Santa on the Santa Hotline. It was pretty sweet. When you call the number, you hear a recording of Santa talking for a little bit and then, after the tone, your child or children can leave him a message telling him what they want this year for Christmas.

My little 3-year-old thought this was the best thing ever. He went on and on telling in detail what Transformer Rescue Bot he wanted, what it looked like, and how it’s supposed to transform. It was fun to listen and he was so happy making the call. The initial call is free and after your child completes the call you receive a text message, if the call was made from a mobile phone, explaining that you can listen to the message anytime within the next 48 hours. I’m not sure if there is a charge to call back the number provided on the text to retrieve the message. Your kids will light up and love leaving a message on Santa’s hotline, you may want to give it a try.

Merry Christmas!

Santa Hotline 951-262-3062

Christmas, Inspiration

A Salt Sky Christmas Message

For hundreds of years it was prophesied and taught that a sign would be given prior to the most anticipated birth that has ever occurred on earth. A star would appear, a king would be born. However, he was not born in a palace. People were not preparing a special place for Him or his mother. In addition to the new star, His birth was announced by angels and heavenly choirs sang. In the most humble of circumstances, this king was born, in a stable where animals were kept because there was no room for Him anywhere else. All was peaceful when this king was welcomed by his parents. A new mother wrapped her baby, held him tight and kissed his precious face. She knew that He would do many great and wonderful things.

Two thousand years ago this baby grew up to be the only perfect man to walk the earth: Jesus Christ. He was the son of our Heavenly Father and an earthly mother. He taught men truth, gave His life to be the Savior of this world and gave us an example to live by so we could know the way to pattern our lives making it possible to return home to our Father in Heaven.

This time of year we remember this sacred birth of the King of Kings.  This season we also want to remember his mother Mary because she was a strong, confident and an obedient daughter of God.

Heather Farrell wrote a book called Women in the Scriptures and said: “We often talk about how much God loves us because He was willing to sacrifice His son, but Jesus was Mary’s son just as much as He was God’s son. What great love Mary must have had for all human souls to be willing to offer her son as a sacrifice for all our sins. What a magnificent and amazing woman she must have been. One can only imagine how her soul must have rejoiced at what glorious blessings awaited the world, but how, at the same time, her heart must have broken into pieces knowing what she knew her son would have to suffer. My soul rejoices in her and I will be forever grateful to this magnificent and beautiful woman for all her sacrifices and immensity of her love.

Mary, more than anyone knew of the plan for her son, for our Savior who would come into the world to atone for our sins and die for us. She had to have amazing faith to help carry out the Father’s plan, which included unimaginable suffering for us in the Garden of Gethsemane and evil men taking His life. And yet, she still stood by her son to the end, mourned His death, and suffered as only a mother would. She did this for Him and she did this for us.

Winston Churchill said: “To every woman there comes that special moment when she is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a special thing, unique to her and fitted to her talent. What a tragedy if that moment finds her unprepared or unqualified for the work which would be her finest hour.

What if Mary would not have been ready or prepared? What if we are called upon to do something with our abilities and talents and we are not prepared?

We know that Mary stood near the cross at the end of her Son’s ministry. Standing by Jesus in what others perceived as a shameful predicament, Mary communicated that her fear of God was greater than the fear of man. Whatever accusation a bystander could fling at her, Mary’s stoic stance beside her Son communicates that unlike others of his disciples, she would not deny her association with Jesus. More than remaining loyal to a son, Mary was a stalwart disciple of her redeemer.” (Mary, Mother of Jesus by Camille Fronk Olson.)

This Christmas season, let’s take a moment to reflect on how we are living our lives.  One day we will each meet our Savior, and won’t we want him to say:  “Well done, thou good and faithful servant”.  It is our moment to be strong just as Mary was, to fear God more than man and love others as Christ did.

Sending all our readers our love this beautiful Christmas season.

Mary, Mother of Jesus

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Christmas, Inspiration

Nailed it!

During a season of best smiles, picture perfect families, sparkling decor, incredible meals and presents (Pinterest wrapped to perfection); let’s remember the reason for the season.  That just being together is the best and sometimes when you’ve nailed your family Christmas card, like we have, you laugh and realize that you’d take this perfectly imperfect family any day because we’re super blessed to have each other.

With the busy rush of the season, we hope you’ll remember what matters the very most and take a moment to slow down and celebrate it.

 

Candle Light Christmas
Christmas, Community Event

Candlelight Christmas

Located: This is The Place Heritage Park
Event: Candlelight Christmas
Hours: 5:00-9:00 pm
Dates: December 9-23, 26 2016
Admission: $5, free for children 0-2 yrs
*This is The Place Booster members, Free admission
*all other memberships receive half priced admission

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We are continuing our #saltskyholiday with Candlelight Christmas. This event offers an old fashioned Christmas complete with Father Christmas, a live nativity, shopping, create your own handmade gifts, hot cocoa by the fire, hot soup and sweets.

This is a sweet event that you don’t want to miss.  Bundle up and enjoy an unforgettable evening.

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The whole family can enjoy the magic of Christmas at This is The Place this year. We are giving 6 tickets away to this event. Enter to win on our Instagram.  We hope you enjoy this wonderful Christmas celebration

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Christmas, Decor, Professional Services

Plate of the Month Club

This is too much fun to not pass along to our Salt Sky friends!

I just joined the “Plate of the Month Club” at New Orientation.  This beautiful store has the most elegant and unique dishes around, and I happen to have a love affair with dishes.

When I found these handpainted Christmas dishes I was instantly drawn to them, but if I came home with an entire set, my husband would probably have a heart attack.  So I joined the club!

This is how it works:

You go into New Orientation (1400 Foothill Drive #162, Salt Lake City)

Choose your dishes. There are so many choices.

Give them your credit card which they will safely store and every month they will charge you for one dish.  On the day that you choose, they will run your card and call you and let you know that it is all wrapped up and ready for pickup.

My set is so sweet and delicate, it is called Reindeer Games.  Each dish is of a different sport.  Dasher is one of my favorites because we like to ski.

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To see the full set of these dishes, visit our friends at New Orientation.  It is a good idea to not take small children in as well as strollers, there are too many breakables.  This store is a must visit, there simply are too many beautiful treasures to enjoy.

 

 

Christkindlmarkt at This is the Place Heritage Park
Christmas, Community Event

Christkindlmarkt this week!

This week we are headed over to visit Christkindlmarkt at This is the Place Heritage Park. It is full of fun activities food and shopping!

When:
Dec. 1-2: 11:00-8:00 pm
Sat. Dec. 3: 10:00-8:00pm

Admission: FREE

Enjoy 50 unique vendors who sell everything from hand crafted items, toys, ornaments, jewelry and more. You will find traditional German gifts such as smokers, pyramids and lebkuchen along with tantalizing food.  The magic of Christmas abounds at this market. Activities for children include the Nicholas tent, daily parades, live nativity animals, the Gnome fest and more.

Rich Schwemmer will be performing the following days and times at the market:
Dec.1 @ 5pm
Dec. 2 @ 5pm
Dec. 3 @ 3&5pm
Whimsical and fun, the daily parades are the highlight of the Market and act to celebrate the kind deeds of children. Thursday evening is the the St. Martin’s Lantern Parade, which is the signature event at Christkindlmarkt SLC. and a favorite for the children in our family.

See you there Salt Sky friends!

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Christmas

Sign up for holiday classes

We are super excited to announce that we will be teaching some fun classes.  We will kick off by teaching a 4 class set at the Jeni Bee Show November 28-30.  To sign up for classes, CLICK HERE.

NOTE: Class sign ups have combined your class fee of $7 plus the class supplies.  The details of each class are listed below.

Salt Sky Classes
DIY fresh holiday centerpiece, sign up for holiday classes!
Fresh Christmas Centerpiece
Learn to make an arrangement for your home or to give to friends. Learn basic techniques and take home a beautiful piece that will last through the holidays.
Class Fee: $7
Supplies: $25
DIY holiday room spray, sign up for holiday classes!
Holiday Room Spray
This delicious room spray is made with pure essential oils. Different scents and labels to choose from and you can even gift wrap and tag it so that it’s ready to be given away.
Class Fee: $7
Supplies: $6 (additional kits available for $5.00 each available for purchase at the class, to ensure we have enough leave a comment below with how many total you’d like to make.)
DIY fresh garland, sign up for holiday classes!
Fresh Table Garland
Make a 6 foot eucalyptus garland that will dress your holiday table all season long. You will leave the class with your garland and a whole bunch of ideas on how to display it.
Class Fee: $7
Supplies: $35
DIY neighbor gifts, sign up for holiday classes!
Candy Jar Neighbor Gifts
Make & Take candy jars with all the beautiful trimmings as well as holiday sodas. Come make all your neighbor, friends, teacher and co-worker gifts. Fun labels and gift tags to choose from. Children are welcome with an adult.
Class Fee: $7 One child free per adult.
Supplies:
Small candy jar $4
Medium candy jar $5
Holiday Sodas $2

(You will be signing up for the class fee of $7 ONLY, we will have supplies of the above gifts to purchase at the class. Please  leave a comment below or email saltskyutah@gmail.com with how many of each gift you’d like to make so we can be sure to have enough for each class.)

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR CLASSES & SEE CLASS TIMES

All classes will be located at the Jeni Bee Market at Holladay City Hall, 4580 S. 2300 E. (Holladay, UT)

*When signing up for classes, you may add additional supplies lists if you would like to make multiple.  Share this will all your friends and come have a fun, creative time with us. See you soon!

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Christmas

This Year’s Christmas Book Choice

Every year we love to add a Christmas book to our collection. This year, we have chosen a wonderful little book called “A Yellow Christmas Truck”.

It is a tender story of a child’s wish.

We love it because it is intertwined with Spanish words that are useful to know and a message that both inspires and touches the heart.

The author of this book is Abel P. Davis.  At the age of 5, Abel lost his right arm in a sugar-can press accident and spent most of his childhood in a Bolivian children’s hospital which became his home and the staff his family. This story is about one of his memories there.

A Yellow Christmas Truck was put to the test by our favorite critics ranging from one to ten years of age. They not only attentively sat through the story but loved it.

This book is $9.99 and can be ordered by clicking here.

Shop early as supplies are limited.  Enter to win a book by going to our Instagram @SaltSkyUtah!

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Christmas

From our family to yours

Dear Salt Sky Friends,

Wishing you all the hope, wonder, and joy that this beautiful season can bring.

We’ll be back on Monday, December 28th with some fun ideas and traditions for the whole family to do on New Year’s Eve.

Tune into Channel 13, The Place, that same day at 1:00 p.m. to watch it live!

Merry Christmas,

Brittany, Paulina, Samantha, Eliza & Katty

Christmas at The Grand America
Christmas

Christmas at the Grand America

Located: 555 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah
Event: Windows at the Grand, “Songs of the Season”
Dates: Now-December 31
Admission: FREE

One of our favorite family traditions at Christmastime is visiting The Grand America. There are beautifully decorated windows all through the hotel. This year the theme is “Songs of the Season.” Every window represents a song and you get to guess which Christmas song it is and fill in your card as you walk around.

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You’ll also find a giant gingerbread house. This year the gingerbread house is a Wyoming cabin made of 1300 pounds of flour, 300 pounds of sugar, 1500 eggs, 100 pounds of chocolate and so many other exiting facts that you’ll have to learn when you visit. This Gingerbread house took 456 hours to create by some amazing chefs, and it is breathtaking!

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When you get to the gingerbread house, you get a delicious cookie to enjoy. You can take Gingerbread classes, stop at JouJou; a unique and magical toy store that makes everyone feel like a kid, see all the amazingly decorated trees and listen to Christmas music.

This is a great activity as a date or for the whole family where you can enjoy an elegant Christmas and a perfect indoor activity for those cold days. We hope you love it as much as we do! If you have any questions, just leave a comment below.  Have a great time!

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Christmas, Stories

Come Let us Adore HIM

AND IT CAME TO PASS, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. . . And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen.

This week, I want to focus on a night long ago, when a mother held a tiny baby in her arms. A baby who would be the Savior of the world for all who had and will ever live. In her arms, she held hope for you and for me.

No matter how hard the road gets, that alone is reason to rejoice.

Merry Christmas!

katty

 

 

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Join us

If you are looking for some great prices on last minute Christmas gifts, you must join us this Friday and Saturday.

Some of the things you’ll find:

Wrapped gifts, ready to go.

Clothing, some pieces that arrived yesterday are as low as $14-

Candy in jars, glass bottles and cello.

Old fashioned sodas with Christmas labels.

Candles poured in beautiful glassware.

Books, all 40% off the retail price!

Stationary wrapped with gorgeous ribbon, holly and cedar.

Some soft and unique toys.  But come early because we only have a few of these.

Peppermint hot cocoa wrapped as cute as can be.

And so much more. . .

Hope to see you this weekend.  3015 E. Silver Hawk Dr. in Holladay.  Text 801-979-7595 for more info.

XOXO

The Salt Sky Team

Brittany, Paulina, Samantha, Eliza & Katty