Have you received any mail lately that started with that sentence? Maybe? It’s a newer trend, The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. There are TV shows and commercials, print ads, you name it, all talking about that ugly sweater. Some people own one already. You know the one, you see it and say to yourself, “what were they thinking?” or perhaps you think, “It was a gift from a wealthy aunt and this is the way to stay in good graces.” Some completely defy explanation. Some are funny. Some are just downright sad. But each and every one has that one common thread (yes, I meant that pun)—they are ugly. Remember being on the playground as a kid. The worst thing someone could say to you was, “you’re ugly and your mama dresses you funny.” Well the time has arrived to dress yourself ugly and have fun.
Over the next two weekends, December 6 & 7 and then December 13 & 14, while known for our beautiful landscape, we are inviting you to bring on the ugly. It’s our holiday open house. We have a great food and wine pairing for you and are asking for some help to raise finances and gather new, unwrapped toys for Toys-for-Tots. If you bring either money or toys, we have a special tree ornament for you. But the giving doesn’t stop there. We want you to wear your ugly sweater and take a selfie in front of our beautiful tree (which by the way was a gift from our neighbors at Yenser’s Tree Farm—if you need a beautiful tree and fun family experience–stop by and tell them we sent you). Once you take that selfie in front of our tree, we want you to post it to our Facebook page, Twitter (@galenglenwine) or Instagram (#galenglenwine) with the hashtag #eatdrinkandbeugly and show it to one of our wine sales staff. They will have an additional gift for you to take home. We will be announcing the selfie winners after December 15th, so you’ll have plenty of time to enter.
So we hope to see you during our Open House weekends. Or, stop by during the week when there are less crowds. We are open Sunday through Friday, noon to 5pm and Saturday, 10am to 5pm until December 30th**. **Special Hours: December 24th (Christmas Eve) and December 31st (New Year’s Eve) 10am to 3pm; we are closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.
So eat, drink & be ugly.
Until next time…