In the spirit of giving, we’re going to be having our annual Gift Shop sale starting Oct 24th and running through Nov. 6th.
Multiple items will be featured with discounts up to 25, 35, or even 50% off!
Running a gift shop for a church museum is an odd thing, especially when choosing new merchandise. Am I going to get in trouble for selling the Last Supper fruit & nut bar from the Unemployed Philosophers Guild (http://www.philosophersguild.com/) ? Why do angels just not sell for us, but the miniature nativity from Virginia Pewtersmith continue to be a constant seller for us for over 10 years? With an active cemetery on our grounds, am I allowed to sell posters from Alternative Histories (http://alternatehistories.com/) featuring zombies? All sorts of questions.
Luckily, Gloria and I have seem to hit upon a real niche in the area with some of the strange and weird we have in the shop, and, thankfully, no one has balked at them – in fact, the shop has never been better. Sales are through the roof and we often have problems keeping certain items in stock. It has been a learning process. All of our gift shop vendors know not to come to us with sweet and sentimental – we’re interested in the weird, the funny, and the sarcastic. Seems rather odd for a church museum shop, but hey, give the people what they want, right?
Looking for stocking stuffers? Consider our Grassroots Candles (http://www.grassrootscandles.com/) , made right here in the USA.
Multiple pieces of apparel, including our crossbody bags, socks, and extensive line of scarves will be on sale. Or, if you’re in search of the perfect gag gift for the politically inclined, pick up a Disappearing Civil Liberties cup, where you can literally watch your civil liberties disappear over a cup of hot joe!