The Anvil Gift Shop at the Vulcan Park & Museum is a great place to pick up a piece of Birmingham to share with family and friends this Christmas. You’ll find stocking stuffers including delicious Birmingham Candy Company chocolates shaped like our great state ($4) and Chocolate Paws ($3) for the pet lover in your life. The shop also has a wide variety of “made in Alabama” candles to choose from and of course many items bearing THE symbol of Birmingham including a custom designed Vulcan Snow Globe ($29.99), Vulcan Ornament ($24.99), Vulcan Coffee Mug ($22) and Vulcan Mini-Statue ($29.99).
Unique Finds at Wild Birds
The staff at the locally owned Wild Birds Unlimited store in Hoover has every gift a bird watcher could every want and MORE! For instance, the shop is home to Zkano fashion socks made from start to finish in a family mill in Fort Payne, Ala. The business is run by a second-generation sock maker who works alongside her parents to oversee every detail of the production. Find duck, reindeer and patterned designs available in men’s and women’s sizes. ($16.99) Give the holiday scent of fir without the mess. Wild Birds’ Bedrock Tree Farm soy candles are handcrafted at the New England farm with freshly harvested fir needles and available in several sizes ($18.99-$24.99). Add a unique touch to your holiday decor with flat, dripless candles hand made in Lithuania and beautifully designed with nature and holiday scenes. ($14.99). And don’t forget a gift for your feathered friends. Wild Birds is home to seasonal seed cylinders including gingerbread men (18.99) and snowmen ($16.99)
Stay on top of life in 2018 while celebrating and supporting the lives of the children and parents touched by Sav-a-Life Vestavia. The 2018 Calendar ($10) features beautiful photographs of babies helped by this local ministry. 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 2018 Calendar by calling 979-0302 or visiting www.savalife.org to give your tax-deductible gift.
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.
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