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404 South Third Street, Geneva, IL • 630-232-4200 • www. l i t t l e t r a v e l e r.com

THE LITTLE TRAVELER

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Department 56 ‘Celebrate the Holidays’ November and December

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With thousands of tiny lights glistening along our Victorian mansion, we begin the great Overture to Christmas!

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appenings at The Little Traveler
John Medeiros Jewelry Trunk Show Dec. 7 Local Author David Algrim Book Signing Dec. 8 Berghoff Family Cookbook Signing Dec. 8 Pandora Jewelry Holiday Trunk Show Dec. 8 Brighton’s 10 Days of Christmas Dec. 15-24

Brighton’s ‘On the Hook’ Purse Event Through Nov. 15 Mary Lou’s Crystal Repair Nov. 14 Fashion Galleries’ Coat Party Nov. 16 & 17 Jewelry Designer Nancy Neill Nov. 24 Cookbook Author Karlene Tillie Nov. 24

Holiday Decorating Seminar Nov. 28, 29, 4, 5 Byers’ Choice Event Dec. 1 Tick-Tock Clock Repair Clinic Dec. 1 Breakfast with Mrs. Claus Dec. 1 and 15 Geneva’s Christmas Walk Dec. 7 & 8 Holiday Collectibles Event featuring Swarovski, Waterford, Lladro, Colonial Candle & Williray Dec. 7

One of the best things about Christmas is watching a child’s reaction upon receiving a new toy. Our Toy Room is ready for the holidays and is brimming over with special toys, games and books that are topping wish lists this year.

D is for DINOSAURS. Our Jurassic corner is overrun with
E is for EXCITING, NEW PUZZLEBALLS.
Put the puzzle together and you have your very own globe. Stands included.

dinos of all sizes and species. Choose from remote-controlled, battery-operated styles and those that have authentic roars, to dino lamps, books, plush and even those that you can grow.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW CHILDREN’S GIFT REGISTRY!
You’ll never be at a loss when choosing a gift for a birthday party or for Christmas if your little one is registered at The Little Traveler’s Toy Room. Our new Birthday and Christmas registry allows our young friends to select their favorite items for their wish list and keep that list on file in the Toy Room. Then, when guests visit, they know exactly what to purchase and what’s already been purchased by others. Those who register will receive enclosure cards to include in their party invitations to remind guests where to shop.

A is for AMAZING MARIONETTES! Dogs, dinos, birds R is for REMOTE-CONTROLLED MILITARY AND

and ponies crafted in fuzzy and feathery materials come to life with easy maneuvering of strings. Find them dancing in our theatre.

A Little Traveler Memory…
Dear Little Traveler, Last summer was my class reunion for West Aurora High School, class of long-ago. As happens, my friends are scattered all over the world. One is in Paris, one is in Oregon, one is in Colorado, one is in New York City, one is in Utah, and one is in California, to name a few. We have a tight-knit group that keeps in touch via email. Several of the girls were coming back for the reunion and, since I still live in Batavia, I had them stay with me. They all arrived on Friday. So on Saturday morning I asked what everyone wanted to do. “The Little Traveler” was the response! So off we went. We spent a great day there. When I told one of the “girls,” who lives in Utah, where we had been, she exclaimed, “The Little Traveler! I want my ashes spread there!” That is a devoted customer. We all love your store and hope it remains a Geneva fixture for all time. Yours truly, Carolyn Gray Kraft, Batavia, IL
Carolyn will receive a $50 gift certificate as a token of our thanks for this special letter. Send your memories of The Little Traveler to Almanack Editor, c/o 404 S. Third St., Geneva, IL 60134.

CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES. Our collection, which also includes battery-operated and friction-starter styles, will provide hours of imagination fun.
everything from today’s hot favorites “Blokus” and “Sodoku” to traditional winners like “Chess” and “Checkers” we have games that are fun for the whole family.

S is for our vast SELECTION OF BOX GAMES. With A is for ALL-STAR BUDDIES, new interacN is for NEW DOLL HOUSES.

tive plush that allow you to play games on the Web. The plush pals include soccer ball, baseball, football, basketball, golf ball, tennis ball and hockey puck.

Ranging in size from 2-feet to 4-feet tall, these wooden multilevel homes include all furniture and accessories.

T is for TEA SETS. Created in assorted pretty patterns, these A is for ALEXANDER…
MADAME ALEXANDER,

ENJOY A VISIT WITH MRS. SANTA CLAUS
Talk about perfect timing. Children can get their last-minute holiday lists to the North Pole by giving them to the Big Guys favorite Missus. Yes, Mrs. Claus herself will be at The Little Traveler on Dec. 1 and 15, having a yummy breakfast with little ones ages 5 and up and their parents, and then presenting a fun holiday program. This is a great chance to learn all about the workshops in the North Pole, and to see if you are on the Naughty or Nice List. The merry time begins at 9 a.m. Tickets are $10 for children for the meal and program, $12 for adults for the meal and a $5 gift certificate. Reservations will be taken by phone only beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 19 for the event on Dec. 1, and on Nov. 21 for the Dec. 15 event.

real China tea sets are safely tucked in wicker baskets for easy transportation and storage.

that is. Our collection is one of the most extensive in the Chicago area. Stop by and see who’s new! We have Webkinz and their accessories! They are going fast, but we’ll try our best to keep you supplied for the holidays!

Delicious delectables for your festive feasts!
We may not have plum pudding or sugar plums, but we do have everything else you could possibly need to make this holiday season the most delicious ever!
A New Gourmet Seminar

THE CEREMONY OF HOLIDAY TEA
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and indulge in the traditional ceremony of Tea during this special afternoon program set for Dec. 2. After a short presentation about creating and serving holiday treats at your own Tea parties, you will have plenty of time for conversation and relaxation with friends while enjoying sweets and savories and delicious new teas. This delightful event begins at 2:30 p.m. in our Atrium Café. Tickets are $18 and include a $5 shopping coupon. Please phone for reservations beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 17.

THE 12 WINES OF CHRISTMAS
On the First Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a delicious bottle of wine from The Little Traveler. Once again, in the spirit of the season, the girls of the “Wine Room” have assembled their favorite 12 wines for holiday gatherings and enjoyment. Our “Ladies of the Vine” will joyfully recommend these wines and match their distinctive bouquets and flavors to your holiday meals 1. Bugey Cerdon– A soft, delicious sparkling French rose’. 2. Lynfred Glogg– Spiced wine of Swedish origin features flavors of clove and is a holiday tradition—serve warmed. 3. Kiona Vineyards– Tasty Riesling from Washington State described as being similar to Kabinett-level German Riesling 4. Barros Tawny Porto– This fine Portuguese port has nutty characteristic and is wonderful served after dinner. 5. Three Winds Pinot Noir– Aristocratic red from France. 6. Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc– This California white exhibits flavors of passion fruit, citrus, melon and hints of jasmine. 7. Kings Ridge Pinot Grigio– A delicious white from Oregon. 8. Lynfred Christmas White– A traditional holiday spiced white wine can be served chilled or warmed. 9. Door County Christmas Red– a blend of Door County cherry wine and white grape will make any meal a festive occasion. 10. Richard Hamilton Gumprs Shiraz– Full bodied Australian red with rich crushed raspberry and plum fruit flavors, interwoven with hints of vanilla & chocolate. Perfect with steak or ratatouille! 11. Cremaschi Syrah– From Argentinean winemakers comes this unique burgundian deep red wine. 12. Gluhwein– Even Santa Claus himself probably thaws out after his long journey with this traditional spiced red wine. Serve warmed or over ice.

A Little Traveler Holiday Appetizer Recipe

Roasted Red Pepper Boats with Sweet Pepper Glaze
3/4 C 2T Country Living Sweet Pepper Glaze* Large red peppers, seeded and cut into 8 strips each (16 total) Halladay’s Boursin Cheese Spread* Extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place pepper strips onto a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast until they begin to caramelize. Divide the Halladay’s Boursin Cheese Spread between the 16 red pepper strips. Top each with 1/2 teaspoon Country Living Sweet Pepper Glaze and place back into the oven, briefly, to warm. Transfer to a serving tray. * Available in our International Food Courts

CREATE A GOURMET GIFT BASKET LITTLE TRAVELER-STYLE
Say “Happy Thanksgiving,” “Merry Christmas, “Happy Hanukkah” and “Happy New Year” and even “Thank You” with a delicious gourmet basket from our International Food Courts. Our shelves and tables are overflowing with gourmet delicacies and accessories for you to include within your basket. Simply select what you want to include and the container, or let our gourmet food and wine associates assist you with the choices, then let our basket designers work their artistic magic to create the finished product, all wrapped up in glistening cellophane and flowing bows. In a hurry? No worries—we have numerous styles and sizes of gift baskets ready to go!

HOLIDAY STACKABLES OFFER TIERS OF TREATS
Why give one gift when you can give two or three? Our Santa and Snowmen stackable gift boxes hold various treats in their multiple levels. Find them filled with treats and all wrapped up in our Gourmet department, or empty and ready to be filled with your own gift ideas in our Christmas Suite.

GET READY, GET SET, GET COOKING
Planning a holiday party? We can help. Our International Food Courts have a full array of ingredients to assist with holiday cooking, from brine mixes and bags for the turkey, stuffing mixes, chestnuts and stock bases, to pies in a jar, assorted sprinkles for holiday cookies and all the makings for peppermint bark. And, if you’re having a brunch, you’ll love our delicious scone mixes, gourmet coffees, pancake syrups, specialty sugars and mulled apple cider.

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VISIT LT’S BACKDOOR, JUST BEHIND OUR SHOP, FOR SPECIAL SAVINGS ON OVERSTOCKS AND ITEMS PREVIOUSLY SHOWN AT THE LITTLE TRAVELER!

Christmas comes a year... but once
The chilly nights are polishing the stars and even the herald angels are beginning to think of Christmas -- and lists! Those wonderful days between Thanksgiving and Christmas – crammed with anticipation and the preparation of surprises. Add a soft touch to your holiday décor!
They’re stuffed and soft and are ready to welcome in the holidays in style. From Santas and snowmen to moose, reindeer and penguins, our soft sculptures are adorned in cozy hats, mittens, coats, and are carrying mistletoe, wreaths, and nicely wrapped holiday gifts. Assorted “stacking” styles are even bendable, twistable, squishable and stretchable for even more fun.

NATIVITY SCENES CREATE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
For many years, The Little Traveler displayed an aweinspiring antique Sicilian Crèche throughout the Christmas season. The serene images of the infant Jesus and his parents surrounded by the three kings and the animals of the manger signified the true spirit of the season. While we no longer have the original crèche, we are please to offer an impressive collection of nativity scenes. Crafted in various sizes, these scenes are beautifully designed in porcelain, sculpted metal, wood and resin. Choose from the traditional tabletop style or new presentations, including nightlights and, our new favorites, sculpted white porcelain with the Holy Family nestled within the body of an angel, or Mary and the baby Jesus tucked within a protective Joseph.

‘DUCK’ THE HALLS!
Just mention the word Christmas and you automatically think of…ducks? Well, you can now, when you decorate with our whimsical duck figures. In various sizes and wearing happy expressions, they are very dapper in their winter hats and scarves.

See our original Crèche on display al Center,113 S. Third St., just two bl pieces have been meticulously restored have done work for the Chicago Hist For information about an annual Crec 1 and Dec. 6, contact the History Cen

ADD TO YOUR VILLAGE COLLECTION DURING THE DEPARTMENT 56 ANNUAL HOLIDAY EVENT!
“Celebrate the Holidays” with new event value sets. This is a perfect time to start a new collection for someone you love, or add to your own village. Available as supplies last throughout November and December are: • “Christmasland Tree Toppers” from the North Pole Series • "Kringle’s Korner” from The Snow Village • “Abbey Lane Chocolates” from The Dickens Village • “East Village Row Houses” from Christmas in the City Each set includes a lighted building and accessory people.

Information on retired 2007 pieces will be available from our Department 56 specialists as well.
“Abbey Lane Chocolates” & “Delivering Holiday Chocolates”

Did you know you could own a replica of The Little Traveler’s beautiful doorway garlands? If you see something decorating our
home that you just have to have for your home, just ask—our floral designer will have one ready for you in one week. In addition, you can now obtain bows and ribbons that are utilized within our decorative garlands. Bows can be made for you while you wait.

Enjoy the season at The Little Traveler!
Now is the best time of all to come out to see The Little Traveler’s 36-room holiday emporium. Have yourself a Merry ‘Little Traveler’ Christmas!
This season, we’ve stocked our Christmas Suite with…
* Antique-looking wooden runner sleds hand-painted with winter scenes. * A new collection of Piccadilly Circus snow people dressed in traditional English fashions. They’re ready to give you a hearty Cheery-Oh! * Over-sized ornaments, too big for the tree but perfect for the ceiling fan or chandelier. * Our Charming Snow Globes ‘let it snow, let it snow, let it snow’ whenever you give them a shake. Choose from traditional to whimsical interior scenes. * A new line of collectible carolers called “The Many Faces of Christmas” created by artist Jacqueline Kent. Inspired by her childhood in London, these tall figures feature unique personalities in their aged faces and are all gussied up for the holidays. * Exquisite Christmas tree skirts, throws, pillows and stockings. Featuring amazing detailing and quality fabric, they’ll become part of your family heirlooms. * A new collection of pine cone décor—snowmen, Santas, trees, ball-style ornaments are covered with white batting and trimmed with pine cones giving the collection a very natural, outdoorsy look and feel. * Illuminated snowmen, standing solo or in groups with friends and family, have a fairly dim light to make this new line of holiday decor comfortable and cheery night lights. * And, of course, with our assortment of ornaments climbing into the hundreds, you’re sure to find many new ones to love.

WHAT’S NEW IN CHRISTMAS? WE’RE GLAD YOU ASKED!!!

ll season long at the Geneva History locks up the street. The 18th-century in recent years by skilled artisans who ory Museum and the Field Museum. che Luncheon Fundraisers, set on Dec. nter at 630-232-4951.

GET READY FOR GENEVA’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS WALK!
The Annual Geneva Christmas Walk and House Tour will be held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 & 8. Enjoy warm baked goods, holiday
music and shopping until 10 p.m. on Friday. Make the Little Traveler your first stop! We have many special events planned including:

Gourmet Food and Wine Demos:
Friday: Non-alcoholic Glogg and Julmust Swedish beverage Saturday: Freshwater Foods and Holiday Wines Bergoff Family Cookbook Signing

Collectible Holiday Events:
Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: * Swarovski Crystal Event – Meet Shellie Fahey, Swarovski representative, see what’s new for Holiday 2007, and sign up for a drawing for a free gift. Purchase required. * Waterford Crystal Holiday Event -- Waterford Crystal expert Cindy Kracen will be on hand to answer questions about the Waterford line. Sign up for drawing for special gift. Purchase required. * Lladro Holiday Extravaganza –Angela Casa, Lladro representative, will meet and greet Lladro fans and present the newest in the line. Free gift with any purchase. * Williray for the Holidays -- Todd “Mr. Christmas” Metzgar will visit the shop to show the whimsical American and French Country folk art pieces that are designed as a celebration of the holidays. Enjoy a free gift with $25 purchase! Also, with any purchase you may enter a drawing to receive a signed large crèche, valued at $250. * Colonial Candle Gala –Light up your holidays with beautiful candles. Receive a free pair of 8inch cranberry classic tapers with the purchase of a Colonial Candle product of $10 or more.

Special Fashion Events
Friday: John Medeiros Jewelry Trunk Show Saturday: Pandora Trunk Show For information on the Christmas Walk, visit www.geneva.org or contact the Geneva Chamber of Commerce at 630-232-6060.

DISCOVER NEW ARRIVALS DURING BYERS CHOICE EVENT
Say bon jour to “Three French Hens,” third in the Byers’ Choice “12 Days of Christmas” line. The piece will be available during our annual “Byers’ Choice Event” Saturday, Dec. 1. Throughout the afternoon, see what else is new in this ever-popular line, meet a company rep and discover exciting decorating ideas for your collection of these charming carolers.

It’s Easy to be Fashionable and Festive!
Join us for a special Fashion Galleries’ Coat Party Nov. 16-17
Our coat and jacket collection is so cool (pardon the pun) this year that we’ve decided to have a party just to show them off. Stop by our Fashion Galleries throughout the day on Nov. 16 and 17, and see EVERYTHING we have brought in this season. You’ll find a wonderful assortment of faux suedes, faux furs, fine wools, exquisite leathers and fun quilted styles. While you’re trying on the new selections, we’ll serve wonderful hors d’oeuvres and champagne. Our fashion experts will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect coat and accessories to create your new look for the winter season.

BRIGHTEN UP YOUR HOLIDAYS DURING SPECIAL BRIGHTON EVENTS!
It’s that time of year that brings out the gift-giving spirit in all of us. Let us help you search for the perfect Brighton gift this year by offering plenty of ideas and chances to win new accessories during various special events… “On the Hook” –through Nov. 15 Why lay your purse on the floor of a restaurant when you can hang it in style from the table with a beautiful Brighton Handbag Holder. During this event, with each purchase of a Brighton handbag, you will receive the $25 handbag holder free. The holder is crafted in silver and bears Brighton’s trademark heart design on the top. A must for any true Brighton enthusiast! Brighton’s 10 Days of Christmas – Dec. 15-24 HO! HO! HO! Here’s a fun way to add to your own collection of Brighton accessories as you get into the spirit of the season. Each time you visit our Brighton department during our “10 Days of Christmas” event, you may enter a drawing to win a free holiday gift. Our wish list this year includes earrings, bracelets, necklaces, belts, sunglasses, nightlights, watches, clocks, key fobs and wallets. Drawings are held in our shop daily. The more you register, the better your chance to have a Brighton holiday.

Fashion Accessories Forecast For Women

GLAM IT UP WITH HOLIDAY JEWELRY AND HANDBAGS
Dress up any outfit this season with beautiful and glitzy holiday pins and earrings from The Little Traveler’s Jewelry Department. Snowflakes, Santas, snowmen, angels, Santa hats, colored lights, reindeer, trees and stockings are among the fun images jazzed up with sparkling gems. In addition, charm bracelets, with a single charm or collection of them, are as much fun to give as they are to wear. *** You can also carry your credit cards, lipsticks, mints and cell phones in style if you carry a snazzy coin purse or evening bag. Santa and snowman faces, as well as a cool penguin gussied up in a Santa hat, shimmer and shine with their complete beaded designs, while our evening bags, with delicate touches of beadwork and fabric layering, exude elegance.

Fashion Forecast for Men

Visit our Brighton Room today.
We’re a Brighton Heart store and are proud to be in the top 1-percent of Brighton retailers in the U.S.

CASHMERE IS MORE THAN JUST SOFT
Our Men’s Department has become a destination for anyone wishing to find gorgeous cashmere sweaters for the holidays. This year, many colors and styles, including v- and crew necks and quarter-zip fronts, are available from Cullen, Lenor Romano and Northern Isles.

COME TO OUR JEWELRY TRUNK SHOWS FOR GLITZY GIFTS
In time for the holidays, we’ve slated new trunk shows with two of our favorite jewelry lines. During these shows, you have the opportunity to see everything that is available this season for gift giving. Pencil in the following dates: Nov. 24--Nancy Neill This talented local jewelry designer creates one-of-a-kind pieces using a variety of materials. Need something exceptional—just ask! She will even be able to make personalized items as special orders. Dec. 7—John Medeiros European-born artist John Medeiros produces a beautiful, high quality line of jewelry that is both affordable and timeless. Using the same craftsmanship that goes into creating fine jewelry, he combines Rhodium and 14K Gold Plate to create beautiful arrangements of silver and gold tones paired with beads. Our customers love the quality and the style—and so do we! Dec. 7—Pandora Just in time for Christmas, this event will give you a wonderful opportunity to see all of the new charms and beads--including the delightful seasonal designs-that will make someone's holiday very special.

YOU’LL SLIP INTO SOMETHING MORE COMFORTABLE
when you tuck your toes into shearling slippers from Woolrich. Crafted in a handsome tan shade, with stylish stitching along the seams, these slippers are packaged in a decorative tin for fun gift-giving.

Fashion Forecast for Littlest Travelers

WINTER OUTERWEAR IS OH, SO CUTE!
We’re proud to show our new collection of sherpa coats and jackets from Corky’s Kids. Beautifully designed with lots of color and stylish patterns, they feature unique embellishments, such as floral petals and decorative trimmings. Matching hats are included. Best of all, they are so, so soft and cuddly. You’ll want to be giving hugs all the time.

PANDORA REGISTRY MAKES SHOPPING (FOR YOU) A JOY
Want to receive something you really wish for this year? Make holiday shopping easier for your friends and family by stopping in and creating your own personalized Pandora wish list. Let us know which charms you already have and which ones you’d love to receive for the holidays. With your list on file, your loved ones can come in and be sure they’re getting you just what you want to make this a very Merry Christmas. Don’t miss the PANDORA TRUNK SHOW, Saturday, Dec. 8, to see all the new charms for the 2007 holiday season.

IF YOU LOVE COOKBOOKS, COME MEET TWO COOKBOOK AUTHORS!
Our Housewares Department is pleased to present two cookbook signings this season, in preparation for holiday entertaining season and gift giving. Karlene Tillie Saturday, Nov. 24, Noon-3p.m. Meet Karlene Tillie, author of “The Impatient Baker: Simple, streamlined and speedy recipes for classic American-styled cookies, cakes, brownies, breakfast and fruit desserts.” Karlene, a resident of Chicago’s western suburbs, is a regular food columnist in The Kane County Chronicle.

A look at what’s new and exciting at The Little Traveler! New shipments are arriving from the far corners of the world every day with exciting new treasures for your home. Among our recent finds…
Bookends are more than just functional when they come from The Little Traveler. We have more than three dozen styles, from historical landmarks to animals, from busts of famous persons to fruit, from very large to very elegant. The newest trend that we’ve found in wall décor is artistic combinations of metal, canvas and mirrors. Each texture, or layer, features painted designs—an effect that creates a unique picture-on-picture-on-picture appearance. On display throughout the shop, these will brighten up any style of room. Our complete collection of reproduction Early French furniture has arrived! Hand-crafted in light color hues, these beautifully made pieces include grandfather and grandmother clocks, wall screens, large mirrors, display cabinets, wine storage cabinets and desks. If you don’t have a fireplace, no worries, Santa can still make his visit on Christmas Eve. Just give your little one Santa’s Magic Key. This beautiful brass key is adorned with red and green jewels and an impressive carving of Santa’s face. Children hang this key on their doors so Santa can use it to come in and deliver his holiday cheer. To celebrate Geneva’s heritage, our International Food Courts has dedicated a new section to delicious Swedish foods and beverages. Among the tasty items are Lingonberry preserves and drink concentrate, Leksands Crispbread, Lars Bruna Bonor and Gula Artor (Brown and Yellow Beans), Jul Must soft drinks, Granna Polkagrisar candy canes, and, of course, Swedish Fish. When looking for a special baby gift, look no further than the Little Traveler Crystal Room. Our collection of Children’s giftware items has expanded to include many styles of silver banks, baby cups, eating utensils, hairbrush and comb sets, rattles, frames and more. These are the gifts that will be treasured for years to come.

TRAVELERlogue

Carlyn Berghoff Saturday, Dec. 8, Noon-3p.m. Carlyn Berghoff, daughter of the founder of the famous Berghoff Restaurant in Chicago, will sign copies of “The Berghoff Family Cookbook,” a new book featuring favorite original recipes from the well-known eatery. The book is also sprinkled with photos of the restaurant which help bring the restaurant’s fascinating history to life.

HAVE YOU LOOKED IN OUR STATIONERY & PAPER GOODS DEPARTMENT LATELY?
While we still carry some of the most beautiful holiday cards, wrapping paper, gift bags and paper plates and napkin collections in the area, that room holds so much more. Among the treasures tucked in this room are: * Hanging porcelain plaques and gift tags with vintage-styled pictures and religious sentiments.

VICTORIAN LUNCHEON OFFERED DAILY
While shopping at The Little Traveler, enjoy a delicious Victorian buffet luncheon among our European antiques. Luncheon begins at 1 p.m. daily. A fashion show featuring fashions and accessories from our clothing galleries will be presented, as well. Phone 630-232-4200 for reservations. ************* Our Atrium Café is open throughout the day for delicious breakfasts, lunches, snacks and coffee.

* Angels, angels and more angels, bringing peaceful impressions on pens, pins, chimes, bells, trinket boxes and figurines. * Holiday, everyday and wedding day organizers including Oprah’s favorite, WhoMi. *Travel alarm clocks that pop out of tiny leather carrying cases. Coordinating cases available for contact lenses, passports, and manicure sets.

CRYSTAL REPAIR ARTIST
Have your favorite crystal restored in time for the holidays. Mary Lou Gates, a talented crystal repair artist, will set up shop in our Crystal Room from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, repairing broken and chipped crystal pieces. Repair estimates will be offered.

TICK-TOCK CLOCK REPAIR CLINIC
If you’re having time troubles, bring your broken clock to The Little Traveler during the Christmas Walk celebration on Dec. 1, and say hello to Jim Denno, clock repair specialist. Jim will offer repair estimates on site. Find him in the Antiques Room from 10-4 p.m.

A Little Traveler Holiday Dessert Recipe

Mark your calendars! JOIN OUR POPULAR HOLIDAY DECORATING SEMINARS!
Wrap your home as pretty as a Christmas present with the impressive and festive decorating tips you’ll receive at our renowned program. This year’s fun will take place on Nov. 28, 29, Dec. 4 and 5. Our own interior design and home entertaining experts will show participants how to create stunning table settings, lovely centerpieces, festive garlands and swags, as well as how to select the perfect wines for your holiday soirees and how to put together stylish fashions to wear to festive gatherings. A tour of the shop will follow the program. Luncheon and fashion show among our Antiques Rooms are included. Tickets are $14.75 per person, and include a $5 gift certificate to be used on the day of the show. To make reservations, call 630-232-4200 beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 13 for the seminars on Nov. 28 and 29; and on Nov. 20 for the seminars on Dec. 4 and 5.

Million Dollar Fudge Cherry Cake
1 Box The King’s Cupboard Triple Chocolate Layer Cake Mix* 1 1/4 C boiling water 2 10.5 oz. Rothschild’s Cherry Almond Gourmet Sauce* 2 large eggs 1C chocolate chips

Would you like to receive your Almanack by email?
We may be 85 years old, but we are very high tech! If you would like to receive your Almanack newsletter via email, just send us your email address. Why wait for the postal service to deliver your copy when you can be among the first to find out when the upcoming events are planned and, most importantly, when to call in to reserve your tickets? Our events are very popular and usually fill up quickly. So, no more being too late to call in for reservations. Contact us at info@littletraveler.com.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the small foil package in the Triple Chocolate Layer Cake Mix with 1 1/4 C. boiling water, set aside for 5 minutes to cool. Combine the large cake mix foil package with the cooled chocolate mixture, 2 jars Cherry Almond Gourmet Sauce, 2 eggs and 1 C. chocolate chips. Stir until blended, by hand. Bake in a greased 9x13 pan or a greased jellyroll pan for 30 minutes. When cool, frost with The King's Cupboard Triple Chocolate Frosting. * Available in our International Food Courts

LOCAL CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR TO VISIT
Geneva resident David Algrim will return to The Little Traveler on Dec. 8, to sign copies of his books, “Wake Up, Papa Bear!” and “Don’t Touch! It’s Hot.” Algrim, who co-wrote the books with his young sons, will be in our Toy Room from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

For your shopping convenience, we will be open on Sundays, 12 noon-4 p.m. Nov. 26-Dec. 24.

www.littletraveler.com e-mail: info@littletraveler.com SHOP HOURS Monday-Friday 9:30-5:00 Saturday 9:30-5:30 404 South Third Street Geneva, Illinois 60134 630-232-4200
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