Get a head start on holiday decorating and gift giving with the latest in a popular tradition, the 2019 Christmas in St. Michaels Collectors Ornament. This year’s version, featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, is now available gift-boxed for $20 at a dozen area stores and online for $25, which includes shipping, from christmasinstmichaels.org.
Based on an original drawing by local artist Joanne Buritsch, the 2019 ornament is crafted in 24K gold-plated brass, detailed with enameled Christmas colors. The design shows Santa and Mrs. Claus costumed as they have appeared in the annual weekend celebration’s Christmas parade for the past 21 years, portrayed by local residents Tom and Abby Campi.
This year’s ornament is the 16th in this popular collectible series, with sales helping to support nonprofits serving the Bay Hundred community. Shops where it can be purchased include: the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Store, Chesapeake Bay Outfitters, Chesapeake Trading Co, All Pets Vet Hospital and Broken Rudder Sportswear. Also, Candleberry Gallery, Charisma, Pemberton Pharmacy & Gifts, Shore United Bank, St. Michaels Harbor Inn, St. Michaels Pet Supplies and The Christmas Shop, all located in St. Michaels. Or, order online at christmasinstmichaels.org.