Small Business Saturday

Heart’s Desire in Galeton Promotes Small Business Saturday

Wikipedia defines Small Business Saturday as an American shopping holiday created by American Express, held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year.  It is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively.  By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.  Small Business Saturday encourages consumers to commit to spending $50 of their current monthly budgets with independently owned small businesses they care about.

With nearly 100 vendors featuring new, vintage and locally made merchandise, Heart’s Desire is enticing consumers to enjoy discounted prices throughout the store, a chance to win a $100 gift certificate, and free sampling of  our food products during the 2012 Small Business Saturday event on November 24th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Heart’s Desire is located at 27 West Main Street, Galeton,   Like us on Facebook at’s Desire-Potter County Pennsylvania.


A Day Of Crystals

Connie Lackey will be bringing a ‘Day of Crystals’ to Heart’s Desire at 27 West Main Street in Galeton during which she will “build” earrings for customers.
She will be at Heart’s Desire next week, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24.
Lackey said, “I began offering a Day Of Crystals earlier this year and it is so popular, I am continuing it.”
Working in cooperation with retail stores in different communities in Tioga County, she arrives at a store on a pre-arranged date with jewelry-making equipment and supplies in hand.
Customers don’t have to schedule an appointment. They can just walk in to the store, sit down and work with Lackey to design their own earrings. “I always bring a wide variety of crystals in all different colors, shapes and sizes and different earring settings, such as hoop, square, and drop in pierced or not pierced. Based on what type of earring the customer wants and the crystals that he or she selects, I ‘build’ the pair of earrings right then and there.”
Lackey said, “A pair of custom-designed earrings costs $15. If the customer wants a necklace or a bracelet in the style they have created, I take orders that day, build them at home and deliver them to the customer when finished.”
She continued, “Customers are happy because they actually design a pair of earrings to keep for themselves or to give to a friend or relative as a gift.
“This is a great idea for the person who wants to design a pair of crystal earrings for mom, grandmom, wife or daughter for an anniversary, birthday or holiday gift. It makes the gift all the more special because it’s personalized.”
Lackey said, “I am also willing to bring a Day of Crystals to people’s homes or meeting location for a ‘design your own jewelry” event. It’s also a great idea for a birthday party or a girls’ night out.”
Those who would like more information or to schedule A Day Of Crystals for a party or get together are invited to call Lackey at (570) 835-0289.

Diane Eaton