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As the days grow chilly and colorful leaves drift down from the trees, the weather reminds us that the winter holidays are just around the corner. Finding the perfect gift for each of your loved ones can be quite a feat in crowded shopping malls, especially when you are looking for a unique gift that shows how much you care.

Take the stress out of the season and simplify your holiday shopping by choosing Extraordinary Gifts for everyone on your list. Sip on a cocktail while choosing from beautiful handmade jewelry, art, and accessories by local artisans. Take a moment to sit by the fire and catch up with friends. All the while, know that your presence supports a wonderful cause.

This annual event brings together local communities and artisans for an evening that reflects a true holiday spirit: joy, friendship, and unity in creating a safer today for our youth. The $10 ticket price includes food, drinks, and a raffle prize with all proceeds going to Elyssa’s Mission in support of suicide prevention and providing resources to at-risk teens in the Chicagoland area. Currently, over 40 local junior high and high schools actively participate in Elyssa’s Mission prevention programs.

Choose from exquisite gifts like crochet and knit accessories, vintage jewelry, purses, gourmet food, and our signature handmade silk scarves. This year’s participating designers include:

Elaine Wexler of Mind over Mesh
Highland Park – crochet purses, scarves, and hats

Cheryl McNabola
Glenview – new costume jewelry, designer jewelry, and vintage jewelry

Natalie Miller of Knit with Nat
Highland Park – knit products, scarves, glass cases, slippers, and more

and many more talented artisans…

Join us to eat, drink, and be merry while shopping for a good cause! Elyssa’s Mission’s Extraordinary Gifts Event will take place on December 6, 2012 from 5:30 to 9:30pm at the Clarkson Lodge in Northfield (off Willow Road and Bristol Street). Skip the holiday stress of fighting crowds and searching for parking and instead relax with us as you find special gifts for each person on your list.

See you there!