Let the Holiday Shopping Begin!

The 2016 Holiday Shopping Open House is the place to be on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10-2.It’s like a mall, only better! It’s our Holiday Shopping Open House, and it’s right here in Redwood Falls. Nearly a dozen different vendors are bringing their quality merchandise directly to you. No home parties to attend, no driving in the Cities, no website ordering. Just stop by St. Catherine’s Catholic Church on Saturday, November 5 anytime from 10:00 and 2:00 with a handful of your best friends. You’ll be glad you came.

With no walls between booths, the aromas of home-cooked soups, rich barbecue sandwiches, and hot apple cider will waft throughout the entire space. You’ll be free to shop, eat, and shop some more. Do you want your pie now? Or after you snag that great deal? You decide.

Exciting New Spin on Our Prize Drawing

This year we are pleased to give you the chance to win entirely different prizes. Make sure you get plenty of tickets (sold during the event, or in advance from our staff or board) for the best chance to win:

  • A pen-and-ink drawing by a remarkable new artist, Jonathan Swedburg of JOSArtworks. You get to specify what he creates for you! Check out his etsy shop online for a sampling of his work. (Warning: If your family includes fans of cultural icons like Star Wars, the Avengers, Dr. Who, or Pokemon, they’ll beg you to buy extra tickets! But like we said, you get to choose what Jonathan creates.)


  • One of two elegant pen-and-letter-opener sets hand-crafted by local artist Matthew Buckley. The darker set is hand-turned cocobolo wood from Central America. The lighter set is of olive wood, imported from the Holy Land.

A hand-turned olive wood pen and letter opener by Matthew Buckley.A hand-turned cocobolo wood pen and letter opener by Matthew Buckley.







  • And other prizes donated by our generous vendors . . .

Winner’s names will be drawn at 2:00. And don’t worry: we’ll reserve your prize even if you have to leave early. (Though we can’t believe you’ll want to, with all these vendors to visit!)

Start Your Wish List Now

Snatch this tantalizing glimpse of what our Holiday Shopping Open House vendors will bring your way:

  • Pampered Chef representative Brandy Deterling can equip you for “easy, everyday cooking built for today’s world.” Look over her company’s website to find the items you need to “inspire satisfying, stress-free meals fit for the way you live.”
  • Jackie Lueck’s Norwex products can help you “turn your home into a safe haven.” Her personal care products and household cleaning supplies do their work without harsh and dangerous chemicals. Preview some of Jackie’s safer, gentler products here.
  • Usborne Books “prove that it is possible to create books that compete with the vast media that attracts children today.” Betsy Goblirsch will be happy to show you her array of “high quality, innovative, lavishly-illustrated . . . books kids love to read.” Get a sneak peek at Betsy’s offerings here.
  • Stop by Donna Flynn’s Scentsy tables if you’re looking for “stylish, innovative and customizable products designed to Warm the Heart, Enliven the Senses and Inspire the Soul.” Her home and personal fragrance products include all-natural essential oil diffusers and hand-crafted warmers for Scentsy’s exclusive scented bars. Explore her product lines here, then come breathe them in at the Open House.
  • Kayla Lang’s Tupperware booth will be the place to go for all those innovative kitchen serving and storing solutions we’ve come to know and love. Have you tried her individual cupcake keeper? Or the classic bowl sets in fresh, trendy colors? Flip through a recent brochure here to inspire your shopping list.
  • Young Living Essential Oils “bring the pure essence of health-promoting botanicals to your home, family, and life.” Let Meghann Kodet supply you with top-quality essential oils, diffusers, and other products formulated for health care for your family (and pets!), for house cleaning, and even for your diet. Learn more about Young Living here.
  • Pat Rohlik’s Mary Kay offerings promise to “awaken a woman’s true beauty inside and out.” Who wouldn’t want that? Check out Pat’s internationally famous skin care and color products here.
  • Darlyne Larsen returns with her collection of both Watkins and Fuller products, mingled among her collectibles. Are you more familiar with the Watkins gourmet extracts and seasonings or their bath and body products? And if you think Fuller is still only about brushes, think again. Don’t miss Darlyne’s unique assortment of gifts and goodies.
  • Come ooh and aah over Lisa Kellen’s Simply Unique jewelry designs. (No peeking, now. You’ll have to experience her lovely creations in person.)
  • Mary Easley is the name behind the name at Bows Easley Made. (Again, no hints on this one. Discover her handiwork, live, at the Open House.)
  • JOSArtworks, in addition to donating our Grand Prize, will have a variety of Jonathan Swedburg’s pen and ink masterpieces available for sale. You can take home original art—for yourself or someone you love.

Enjoy Holiday Shopping While Doing Good

Open House prize ticket sales, freewill offerings, and a portion of our vendors’ profits, will benefit Choices Pregnancy Center, the life-affirming team that supports women (and men) dealing with challenging pregnancy and parenting situations. Learn more about the services of Choices Pregnancy Center and the difference we’re making in the greater Redwood Falls area.


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