In honor or our Annual Festivus Holiday Giveaways, Cape Cod Moms will be featuring all the participating businesses in a dedicated blog post to help our community get to know the owners, their passions and their favorite holiday events! Be sure to purchase a calendar beginning 11/23/15 for your chance to win any or even all of the 32 prizes donated by local Cape Cod Small Businesses! Remember by supporting local small businesses, you keep the money here, which in turns allows the business to support all
local communities and fundraisers
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Meet Katie from Post Sleep Emporium! Katie is a local mom and business owner on Cape Cod. In addition to her Festivus Giveaway prize, and although she has stopped taking orders, she will still offer some items for sale as she makes them!
Keep up with her page to check it all out!
Read more below for details!
Festivus Prize: 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" Cape Cod Glass Artwork
Awarded on: December 11, 2015
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Katie from Post Sleep Emporium
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How do you and/or your business get into the spirit of giving?
I like to host giveaways on my business page to give back to all y awesome fans who support me throughout the year. If I can find some extra time, I'd like to donate some hats and gloves to people in need this year. To get into the spirit of giving personally, I am making sure that this year and in all the years to follow, my kids and I donate to Toys for Tots or to a family in need. I'd like my children to realize how good it feels to help others and to know that the holidays are about more than just receiving gifts.
What is your favorite part about this time of year?
I really love everything about this time of year! I love all of the family gatherings, putting up and decorating the Christmas tree, the lights, the music, the baking, the movies, everything! I'm a huge fan of the holidays!!
What is your local family “must attend” holiday event?
My family doesn't have a "must attend" holiday event but in the past few years we have gone to see the lights at the Cape Codder in Hyannis. It's a fun thing to bring the kids to see. They can also get their picture taken with Santa and have hot chocolate and cookies!
Would you share with us a family tradition?
Every year my family gathers at my aunt's house on Christmas Eve for dinner, desserts, and a big yankee swap. I think every single family member looks forward to that night! We have done it ever since I was a child, although back then, our parents each brought us one present that we were allowed to open that night, instead of the yankee swap. It's a very fun and very special time. It just makes Christmas feel so much more like Christmas when you are surrounded by your whole family.
If you could have one wish this holiday season, what would it be?
I know it sounds so cliche, but is there anyone who isn't wishing for world peace this holiday season? The world is becoming a very scary place. If only we could all just recognize that we are all human beings on this Earth together and could accept each other's differences…it would be a beautiful thing. I'll just keep wishing.
What are your words festive words of advice for our families during this special time?
My words of advice to everyone during this special time is to slow down and enjoy it all. This season comes and goes so fast and it's easy to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle of shopping, of life in general. Go do something festive with your family or start a new tradition. Remember what the season is about! Spend time with children-the excitement they have this time of year is contagious! I'm attempting to take my own advice this season, as I stopped taking orders so I could focus more on my family and less on stress!
What is your favorite holiday dessert?
Do I have to just pick one?! I have a serious sweet tooth! I love everything but I'd say cheesecake, cookies, and brownies are among my favorites!
Do you have any special deals taking place? If yes, what and when, etc?
Although I have stopped taking orders, I will still offer some items for sale as I make them! Keep up with my page to check it all out!
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