Christmas will be here before you know it. As of the publication date of this issue of Camana Bay Times, there will be only 173 shopping days until Christmas.
Smart shoppers start early; not only do the early birds get the worm, so to speak, but they can also avoid the Christmas shopping crowds.
All the retail shops in Camana Bay have great gift ideas. One of those shops, 3 Girls & A Kiln on Market Street, sells items made exclusively in the Cayman Islands by local artists and artisans. There are decorative ceramic coasters, plates, bowls and vases; there are ceramic bottle stoppers and mugs and even locally made soaps. There is also the option of a gift certificate for a fun ceramic-making class or a wood-sign-making class.
Christmas, of course, is about more than just gifts; it’s also about decorations. The creative artists at 3 Girls & A Kiln make Christmas ornaments with a Cayman Islands flair, like this snazzy pineapple ornament in the photo above, and sell them all year round.
While these ornaments would hang perfectly from the branch of any Christmas tree, feel free to hang one somewhere else in the home if you’re looking to increase your wealth. Pineapple decorations have become a popular feng shui symbol of good fortune because in the Chinese dialect of Hookien, which is also widely spoken in areas of Southeast Asia, the word for pineapple sounds like the words that mean good fortune is coming.
Happy Christmas shopping!