ESTEVAN — One of our most popular publications of the year can be found in this week’s edition of the Mercury.
The fifth annual Estevan Mercury Christmas Catalogue is a special publication for our readers, and sales manager Pat Pasloski is looking forward to everyone enjoying the 24-page celebration of what local businesses have to offer for Christmas shoppers.
“Before I started working at the Mercury, I enjoyed the catalogue, and it sat on my coffee table for a few weeks so I could browse gift ideas,” said Pasloski. “Shopping locally is important, and it is great to see the many gift items available locally from our Estevan businesses.
Pasloski said she has heard from business owners who had customers come into their stores. Those shoppers say they didn’t know a particular item was available until seeing it in the catalogue.
“There is so much to find in the unique stores and businesses in the southeast,” said Pasloski. “Time is such a luxury these days but taking time to explore these stores is fun and relaxing. This is becoming a busy time of year, but take the time to enjoy and appreciate everything that our community offers.”
A wide variety of businesses and items are included once again this year, so Pasloski said there truly is something for everyone on your Christmas shopping list.
Included in the catalogue again this year is the Christmas Wish List. Readers can fill out the Wish List in the catalogue with the gift item ideas they find in the catalogue from participating businesses. Then they can either drop wish lists off at the Mercury’s office or email a picture of their list to firstname.lastname@example.org before Dec. 15 for a chance to win one of three gift cards valued at $250 each. The gift cards are redeemable at any of the participating businesses in the catalogue.
The lucky wish lists will be drawn at random and one winner will be announced on each of Dec. 1, 8 and 15. The Mercury will notify the winners by phone.
“Another benefit to shopping locally,” Pasloski said.
The weeks leading up to Christmas are busy at the Mercury. On Nov. 30, the business will start publishing Letters to Santa. Children can write their letters and submit them. As many letters as possible will be printed. After all, Santa reads the Mercury. South East Eyecare is the sponsor again this year of this very entertaining and fun feature. Watch for Facebook posts and read the Mercury weekly to find out the details. One lucky letter writer will win $100.