This blog was written by ADI's own Marketing Director, Anne Wiegman!
I’m a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. In fact, I was married on Valentine’s Day. So it probably comes as no surprise that over the years, I tend to give everyone a valentine of some kind; a card, a sweet treat, or a thoughtful little something. I’m pleased to say that now that I work for Appleton Downtown Inc., I believe the Downtown shops have the perfect something for everyone on your list. Whether you want jewelry, candy, flowers, cards, candles, a new outfit, or a piece of artwork, you’ll find it Downtown. In addition to the standard fare, how about thinking outside the box and picking up a new accessory for the biking enthusiast who is itching to get out on the road? Or what about a new cigar for your honey? You could pick up fresh ingredients or dessert for a special meal at the Farm Market this Saturday inside City Center. While you are there you’re sure to find some fun little surprises for others on your list like a handcrafted wood bowl or warm woolen mittens!
Of course, if you are still stuck on what to get, Downtown Appleton gift certificates fit perfectly every time. They are good for 5 years at over 150 businesses Downtown and along the Riverfront so they really are ideal for anyone!
This year some of the businesses in Downtown Appleton have decided to share a little LOCAL LOVE as well. On Tuesday, February 14th, they are inviting you to join them for a heartfelt event by shopping local and supporting some great local charities. They will be offering in-store specials and collecting donations for some of their favorite organizations:
Beatnik Betty's Resale Butik - will offer 20% off with donations to the Freedom Center Food Pantry in Appleton and will match all monetary and food donations.
Angels Forever/Windows of Light - will offer FREE love incense and will match all monetary donations to the Appleton Make-A- Wish Wisconsin Foundation.
tina marie's unique boutique - will offer a FREE bath bomb with every purchase.
Sonnet's Garden Blooms - will offer a FREE bath bomb with every purchase.
Blue Moon Emporium - will offer 15% off and will be collecting for the Freedom Center Food Pantry.
Mud & Prints - will offer $1.00 off ceramics and up to 30% off with donations to the Freedom Center Food Pantry.
Murray Photo - Photographic Supplies - will offer 15% off the regular price of all Promaster Products.