Great LOCAL Gifts
Bird Lovers Paradise
Wild Birds Unlimited in Hoover has everything a bird watcher could need and more! Check out the “festive” seed cylinders: Gingerbread Man ($18.99), Gingerbread Houses ($19.99, includes dried fruit and whole nuts), Snowman ($16.99) and Christmas Bell ($5). A perfect gift for a friend or a way to decorate your own yard and gift your birds! The shop’s beaded hummingbirds make great stocking stuffers and will sparkle on your tree. Each purchase ($10 each) helps to support a needy family in Guatemala. Wild Birds is also home to the best-selling feeder in America, “The Eliminator,” which eliminates squirrels from invading your feeder- guaranteed. These feeders also come with a lifetime warranty ($104.99). Stop by and let the friendly, educated staff at Wild Birds Unlimited help you find the perfect Christmas gifts, 1580 Montgomery Highway, 35216, www.wbu.com/birmingham, 823-6500. Owner Joe Perez and his staff are ready to serve you Monday through Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 10am-5pm.
Prep for the New Year
Stay on top of life in 2017 while celebrating and supporting the lives of children touched by the local ministry of Sav-a-Life Vestavia. The 2017 Calendar ($10) features beautiful photographs of babies like Avery who won her mother’s heart from her first glimpse on ultrasound at Sav-a-Life. Sav-a-Life is dedicated to putting an end to abortion by supporting one woman at a time, to spare her and her child from abortion. The ministry offers free pregnancy testing, ultrasound, prenatal assessment, STI/STD testing for men and women, childbirth education classes, parenting classes, and fatherhood programming. Order your 2017 Calendar by calling 979-0302 or visiting www.savalife.org to give your tax-deductible gift.
Adding a new pet to your family? Giving them obedience training is a gift for them and you! Proper training helps them become a successful member of your family. Valleydale Animal Clinic has a Certified Dog Trainer on staff available for private lessons and also group classes. Beyond just basic commands such as “sit”, “stay” and “come”, we can work with you and your dog on behavioral issues using a positive reward system and clicker training methods. Call 991-5416 or visit valleydaleanimalclinic.com for more information.
Gift “Good News” All Year Long
For a friend that has moved away from our great city or state, a Gift Subscription to Birmingham Christian Family will keep them up to speed on all our Good News! A subscription is also a great gift for individuals unable to easily leave home to pick up a copy each month. A gift card from you will be included with the first issue. Send check for $25 (One Year/12 issues) to:
Birmingham Christian Family, P.O. Box 382724, Birmingham, Ala. 35238. Be sure to include the Recipients Address.