On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me…
a partridge in a pear tree.
Now, I don’t know about you, but a partridge in a pear tree kind of sounds boring… no??
And, I do not believe that the first day should be any less exciting that the last day, so let me tell you a little story.
A long time ago (15 years ago this February 2019!)… a little store opened up on Railway Avenue in Cochrane, Alberta. This little shop first functioned primarily as a brand name consignment store, but soon it branched out into the world of baby products, like Robeez and baby slings.
“Admittedly”, says owner Bonnie Bend, “I started Great Things in Store as a plan to buy myself a job where I could bring my son to work, until he was old enough to go to school.”
A single mom at the time, Bonnie still thinks about how crazy/ambitious she was in thinking she could run a business and look after a baby/toddler/preschooler at the same time! In any case, Great Things in Store continued to grow with demand, adding on both new products and store space, until eventually, it became what it is today.
Great Things in Store is a store that specializes in baby and birthday gifts, but who also sells maternity and nursing clothing, toys, hats and winter gear, swimwear, footwear, women’s clothing – you name it, they probably have it!
Bonnie loves living and working in a town that is small enough to still know so many customers by name and to recognize them out in the community. Great Things in Store is also proud to support many local causes, especially those involving children, because they truly appreciate how many of their customers understand the importance of shopping local.
You can follow Great Things in Store on FACEBOOK
or sign up for their EMAIL NEWSLETTER,
to stay in the loop of all the AMAZINGLY Great Things in Store!
Or visit them at, #4 – 80 Railway Street East in Cochrane, AB.
NOW FOR the 1st Day of Christmas FUN!
One of the best things about Great Things in Store is their game and puzzle selection.
FACT: they are a Cobble Hill Preferred Puzzle Retailer.
If we are ever in need of a new game for ourselves or for a gift,
we come to Great Things in Store FIRST!
DAY ONE GIVEAWAY includes:
500 piece Cobble Hills puzzle
NHL Calgary Flames Air Puck
Noggin Playground Pirate Snakes & Ladders
This, That & Everything: Merry Christmas Edition
approximate retail value = $80
TO ENTER, YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF COCHRANE, ALBERTA
(OR HAVE A COCHRANE ADDRESS FOR PRIZE DROP-OFF)
AND BE OVER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS OLD.
THIS GIVEAWAY WILL RUN UNTIL THURSDAY,
DECEMBER 13TH AT 12:01am MST.
ONE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AND CONTACTED BY EMAIL.
THE WINNER WILL HAVE 48 HOURS TO RESPOND,
OR ANOTHER WILL BE SELECTED.
FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET BELOW,
AS ALL ENTRIES WILL BE DOUBLE CHECKED.
For more 12 Days of Christmas Fun, CLICK HERE.
*Great Things in Store graciously donated this puzzle prize pack
for giveaway to the Urban Casual Gift Guide 2018.
I dont have a specific fave board game. I enjoy getting a new one every Christmas and playing it with our families.
I enjoy Ticket to ride and a few other ones in French that teach you about geography and stuff accross the world.
Cranium is always fun!
I LOVE Great things in store!!! ❤️☺️
One of my favourite stores in Cochrane!
Settlers of catan, life, sorry
Does cribbage count?
I love Great Things in Store!!
I am a "killer player" at CLUE 😜
I have always loved the game of LIFE. As a kid, we made our own rules so that you could have bigger families, more jobs and vacation houses!
Always loved playing skip-bo with my dad.