The holiday season is by far the busiest time of the year at Abt, so it can get pretty stressful. That gives us all the more reason to find ways to fit a little fun into the day. And since today is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, what better way to have fun than to partake with our own display of gaudy garments? From modern sports-themed ugly sweaters to genuinely vintage “found in the basement” grandma sweaters, the tackiness was on display in every corner of the store.
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we’re celebrating with visits from Santa and his friends, every weekend until Christmas. You can see Santa and have your picture taken with him for free, from 12-4pm every Saturday and Sunday in the Abt atrium.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful, relaxing Christmas Day! Hope you holiday season has been wonderful for you and yours. We will be open tomorrow during our regular Sunday hours of 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. Abt’s online site operates 24 hrs a day!
It’s coming down to the wire. Christmas is in 5 days. If you don’t have a gift for that special someone and have absolutely no idea what to get, why not get them an Abt Gift card? A simple solution for someone who loves technology, the gift card will allow them to come in whenever they want at put it towards whatever it is we sell. Send them an easy e-GiftCard or mail them a gift card. It never expires and is never a bad gift. Start shopping for Abt Gift cards today!
While we weren’t able to convince Santa to let us borrow his super fast Sleigh, we’ve devised our own way of getting your products to you almost as fast as St. Nick. Starting today at 3pm Central Standard Time we are offering 50% off of our Expedited Shipping costs. You have until December 23rd at 2pm to make your order and pay for expedited shipping while checking out to guarantee your delivery by Christmas. Don’t delay!
Getting your gifts to their destination is the last and possibly most important step when ordering online. We know how much people value security and timeliness for their special packages. We here at Abt have made shopping online something to be more confident about. If you make your purchase by 2pm Central Standard Time on December 17th, your items will make it to you or your recipient in time for Christmas.
Don’t worry about any post-sales return or exchange difficulties. We’ve extended our return policy to January 15th, 2011. For more information, follow our holiday shipping link.
The smell of ginger, cinnamon, peppermint or sugar cookies baking in the oven bring back memories of Christmas when I was younger. Make some of your own holiday memories this season through the art of pastry making. From making gingerbread cookies, to rugelach, Abt’s Gourmet shop has exactly what you need. Choose from different stand mixers, to blenders and even cooking utensils. Below is a recipe for gingerbread cookies I made a few weeks ago.
3 cups all purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup of unsalted butter
½ cup molasses
½ cup packed sugar
¼ cup water
1 small egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Sift the flour, baking powder, ginger, cloves and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
2. In another bowl, mix butter, molasses, brown sugar, water, egg and vanilla until smooth.
3. Slowly add both bowls together until they are completely absorbed. Once pliable, split dough into thirds. Wrap each in plastic wrap and put in fridge for at least 2 hours. You can even leave it overnight.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is prepping, roll out the dough into ¼ thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place each cookie 1 inch apart onto a cookie sheet. Use a little pan spray to lubricate.
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the oven. When cookies are finished, remove and set cookies onto wire racks to cool. When fully cooled, you can add icing however you wish.
What are some of your favorite recipes?
During the month of December, Abt employees raised money for six families by having jeans days, a raffle, and bake sale. With the money raised, we were able to make Christmas a little merrier for these families.
Santa, along with his Abt elves, brought toys, gifts, stockings, and a turkey dinner from Jolane’s. The families were so happy to spend some time with Santa this Christmas. Everyone Santa visited was so grateful to receive gifts from their family wish lists.
Abt has proudly participated in the outreach program for eight years. We are looking forward to doing it again next year.