How did it get to be December already? It’s been a busy fall, and I confess that the online inventory is lagging behind some of the new designs that have been at shows this fall (like that handsome candy cane bow tie above); the online shop will catch up after the holiday rush, but meantime you’ll have to come see them in person! The year is winding down and if you’ve missed our local shows, you have one more chance this weekend at the OtherWhere Holiday Affaire in Lowell, Massachusetts. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: If you’ve never been to Mill No. 5 you really owe it to yourself to check it out; it’s like nowhere else!
Speaking of the holiday rush: If you’ve been thinking about placing an order for Christmas, you still have time! Orders placed by Sunday, December 11 will ship in time for delivery by December 24 within the US*. Inventory is in flux after a string of recent shows, but an order by December 11 leaves enough time to make new ties – if a design you like is listed as out of stock or back-ordered, or if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me before ordering!
Finally: Save the date: Masonic Con 2017 will be on Saturday, April 29 at Ezekiel Bates Lodge in North Attleboro Massachusetts, and we will be returning with Masonic bow ties, cufflinks, and maybe one or two other interesting new things. The first Masonic Con this year was an overwhelming success, and next year promises to be even better. It’s open to the public, so if you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Freemasonry, or see the inside of a grand old Masonic lodge building, it’s a great opportunity.
And that’s about it! Thank you for all of your support through 2016 – see you next year!
*Cuff links excluded; unfortunately I’m out of hardware at the moment and won’t be able to get more in time.