Tuesday, December 17, 2013 • 5:17 AM Comments ()

Stuff for Three Plus Santa

posted by Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser

The spirit of Valley Gives last week blew me away. Our Valley gave over two million dollars in twenty-four hours. That merits something. Applause? Cheers? Awe? Check, check, and check—and then some.

The spirit not so much of Christmas proper although it’s a Christmas show but of holiday wacky warm fun is on tap at Northampton High School this coming weekend: Friday at seven and Saturday at ten-thirty and one go see the Adventures of Santa Claus, as presented by Paintbox Theatre. I promise it’s awesome (locals) and a dollar from each ticket sale goes to the Northampton Education Foundation.

Three to share: loving that I could, on a mucky afternoon, go on the website for my favorite local shop, Essentials, and figure out some holiday gifts. Spoiler: customized rubber stamp (total cuteness).

Undeniably enamored by our adorable pottery made locally by Abby Berkson. The animals are fetching; the shape of her bowls so pleasing.

While not feeling terribly interested in much “stuff” I do find myself a wee bit obsessed with Emily Amey’s rings (Kestrel has them). This last year has certainly been the add-on rings and necklaces year.

Grateful: for friends, for family, for community so generous in so many ways. On this frigid yet rosy-skied morning that’s all I’ve got. Stay warm.

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