FAR + WIDE
Issue 01 - November 2022
HELLO The holiday season has a tendency to rush by, a blur of activity and food and indulgence, and after a couple years of pared down events, we are more than a little excited to welcome back the spectacle. From the scent of fresh greenery filling the air, to the perfect (carefully wrapped) gift under the tree, to our special family traditions, there is a lot to soak in this time of year.
In a season full of rituals and traditions, why not apply this approach to more than the family meal or an outing to cut down your tree? While the décor in our homes changes from year to year, with some pieces cycled out, making room for new additions, the task itself is so much more enjoyable when savoured; light a candle, put on some music, and savour the time as you move throughout your home, adding festive touches (and maybe dusting a few missed spots too). In a world asking us to be everything and do everything, it’s refreshing to step back; we all have our favourite aspect of the season, be it decorating the tree with family around, or hand crafting an evergreen wreath for the front door, or baking cookies for the kids or grandkids to decorate. These are our must-dos to start the season right and they are unique to us, so take pleasure in diving in, even if something else has to fall off the to-do list. One new tradition we are excited to kick off this year is our Holiday Guide. New for 2022, we are so excited to offer a décor guide, as well as an upcoming gift guide to launch in a few weeks. Packed full of fun holiday ideas, décor tips and tricks, holiday memories, and festive ideas to make the season bright, our hope is that these guides serve as a tool to creating some wonderful memories.
I’m particularly fond our Winter Wonderland Playlist on page 05, featuring fun, eclectic versions of classic carols. And, if you happen to be in the neighbourhood for some fresh seasonal décor, we’ve made getting your home ready for the holidays easy, with some gorgeous themed collections and links to shop online. Our biggest hope this holiday season is that we all get to enjoy a few carefree, light, joyous moments with those we love. While these Holidays can involve a lot of stress and pressure and obligation, they don’t have to. It’s ok to do what you can, or prioritize your favourite activities and skip out on the rest. If nothing else, prioritize yourself and your loved ones and make this season one to remember. However you celebrate, wherever you celebrate, and with whomever you celebrate, please just promise us one thing – let your heart be light.
Happy Holidays from Calli, Brianne, and all of us at Far + Wide
'TIS THE SEASON IT'S STARTING TO FEEL MAGICAL
FAR + WIDE
Holiday Gift Guide
WHAT YOU'LL FIND IN THIS GUIDE... Christmas at Far + Wide It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the shop! Browse this guide to make shopping easy.
Playlist + Holiday Movies Get into the holiday spirit with our curated playlist or curl up and watch our staff's favourite movies.
Shop Holiday Products Find the perfect products for your style. Click the item's name to take you right to the website for easy shopping.
Events + Workshops Save the date in your calendar for some festive holiday events!
Recipe + Decorating Tips Take your Christmas baking to the next level with a sugar cookie recipe and gingerbread making tips.
04 So Fresh! The store is refreshed and feeling magical with all new products! We've worked hard all year to source beautiful and unique Christmas decor for your homes.
Gift Guide This guide is to help showcase some of our new products and make Christmas shopping easy this year!
CHRISTMAS WISHLIST We are reliving the golden days
Our Wishlist program is also
of the Sears Wishbook (with a
returning for 2022.
twist); flip through our Gift Guides and start dreaming of
Simply fill out a card in store
the perfect holiday season!
and we will keep it on file to help guide your friends and
Full of fun holiday inspiration,
family in the right direction.
tips and tricks, and gift ideas,
We'll make shopping a
we hope our Gift Guides serve
breeze, while ensuring you
as a helpful and beautiful tool
get something you'll love
to make the season bright.
under the tree this season.
Winter Wonderland Playlist Enjoy this collection of songs to get you ready for the holiday season! Last Christmas A Dreamer's Holiday Home Alone, Too Christmas TV Here Again Christmas Everyday Christmas Is Home White Christmas This Christmas Jingle Bell Rock Here We Come A-Caroling Be My Baby Sleigh Ride Christmas In Hollis Let It Snow Just Like Christmas What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? Wonderful Christmastime It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas All I Want For Christmas Is You Make Way For Thr Holidays Christmas Will Really Be Christmas Sign Along With Me
Ashley Jones Julien Baker The Staves Snow Club Summer Camp The Frights Oscar Lang Billie Marten Oh Wonder Rouge Wave Pomplamoose Hey Ocean! TLC Run-D.M.C She & Him Low The Head And The Heart The Shins Fruit Bats Kishi Bashi Le Bon Black Pumas Forest Black, Atlantic Holiday
Listen to the whole playlist on Spotify! LISTEN NOW
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
DIY WINTER WREATH Unleash your creative side
Pick your greenery Select the greenery you would like to use. Our personal favourites are boxwood, eucalyptus, magnolia leaves, and cedar! Tip: A mix of evergreen types adds a luxe look.
Created bunches + attach Layer your different greenery to create mini bouquets and attach them to the wreath in the same direction. Ensure your bundle is firmly attached to the wreath with wire. Tip: use your thumb to hold the bundle while you wrap the wire!
Decorate to your liking Bows, bells, berries, and pinecones all add a festive flourish to finish off your wreath and add some colour and character! Tip: hang your finished wreath outdoors to ensure it lasts throughout the season.
Attend a workshop Keep an eye on social media for details on wreath making workshops with Little Blue Barn at The Botanical Scene this winter.
Glistening metallic touches and soft candlelight set the mood
Opt for a warm, tonal palette for a layered yet sophisticated look
Hints of velvet or satin create a soft, romantic feel
A Very Bougie Christmas
Our collection of glittery ornaments and vintage inspired decor will add a touch of luxe to your home.
SHOP THE LOOK Spindle Ornament | L $16.50, S $10.50 Stoneware Nativity Scene | $26.00 Pink Wool Trees | L $35.50, S $20.50 Confetti Wine Glass | $21.50
Stone Snowflake Ornament | $15.00
Vintage Sun Ornament | $15.00 Cypress + Fir Frosted Candle | $65.50
Interlocking Marble Tree | $34.50 Tinsel Trees | L $33.50, S $16.00 Heart Throw | $45.00
Oyster Ornament | $18.25
Natural Scandinavian Fresh greenery brings the outdoors in.
A mix of classic shapes and natural finishes to compliment your home.
Layer in neutral textiles for a cozy vibe
Black accents and natural wood help ground the space
Holiday Gift Guide
SHOP THE LOOK Wooden Chain | $64.50 Perseus Ornament | $7.50
Modcloth Stocking | $59.50
Mottle Mug | $20.00 Flocked Boxwood Wreath Ornament | $10.00
Tree Place Holder Set | $56.00 Cypress + Fir White Tree Candle | $55.00
Gnome Ornament | $10.00
Swiss Cross Pillow | $69.00
Stoneware Serving Bowl | $64.50
Bead Garland | $27.00
Wild Winter Chalet Our elevated, yet rustic, decor will bring a touch of the outdoors inside this season. Soften the rustic feel with soft light in the form of candles or a roaring fire.
Keep the look modern with sleek shapes and clean lines
Balance natural elements with plush throws and pillows
Holiday Gift Guide
SHOP THE LOOK
Joy/Noel Pillow | $83.00
Toadstool Ornament | $16.50
Pinecone Tealights (9/pack) | $28.00
Let It Snow Holiday Mug | $18.00
Ski Cabin Ornament | $19.00
Beaver Carved Ornament | $14.oo
Black Bear Ornament | $23.50
Yield Incense | $24.50 Merry + Bright Doormat | $56.00
Footed Candle Amber Spruce | $26.00 Cotton Flannel Throw | $83.00
Evergreen Sisal Tree | $33.50
STAFF PICKS FAVOURITE MOVIES TO WATCH DURING THE HOLIDAYS HOME ALONE ELF MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET LOVE ACTUALLY CHRISTMAS VACATION DIE HARD A WONDERFUL LIFE CHARLIE BROWN POLAR EXPRESS THE HOLIDAY A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
EVENT SIP N' SHOP THIS SEASON Thursday December 8th Our sold out Holiday Sip n' Shop Event is back! Featuring exclusive in-store deals, interactive activities, and one hell of a swag bag! This event sold out in just one day last year and was one of our favourite events of the year. Keep your eyes peeled for more details coming soon and mark your calendars!
Trim The Tree A small sample of the 100+ unique ornaments we have in store at Far + Wide and The Botanical Scene this season.
Holiday Gift Guide
ORNAMENTS Penguin w/ lights | $19.00
Beer 6 Pack | $18.50
Gumball Machine | $18.50
Hockey Stick | $7.50
Rainbow w/ tassel | $13.00 Soft Serve | $10.75 Flamingo Floaty | $23.00
Furry Llama | $15.00
Rudolph | $20.00
Strawberry | $8.00 Buzzing Bee Ball | $8.50
Holiday Gift Guide
ENTERTAINING ESSENTIALS Christmas Sponge | $7.50
Vintage Tree Stemless Wine Glass | $15.00
Graza Drizzle Olive Oil | $33.00
Boheme Candle Holder | $16.00
Boule Pitcher | $64.50
Printed Slub Napkins | $42.00 Tree Cheese Board | Allover Trees Wine $29.00 Glass | $18.50
Holiday Dishcloth (Set of 2) | $13.00
Stoneware Serving Plate | $128.50 Drunk Expression Coasters (4/pack) | $30.00
Holiday Gift Guide
STAY COZY Snowy Tree with Burlap Base | $21.50
Blume Gingerbread Blend | $25.00
New Moon Tea Mulling Spice | $15.00
Mango Wood Tree | $19.50 Cypress + Fir Incense Cones | $27.50
Waffle Throw | $118.00
Christmas Mug | $22.00 ea. Cypress + Fir 12 Days of Christmas Gift Set | $45.50
Bauble Cone Tree | $33.50 Boucle Fabric Stocking | $45.00
Fa La La La Pillow | $103.00
"CHRISTMAS WILL ALWAYS BE AS LONG AS WE STAND HEART TO HEART AND HAND IN HAND." -DR SEUSS
TREES A TREE FOR EVERY STYLE, INCLUDING YOURS Keep it simple, yet seasonal, this year with a pretty display of festive trees. From classic evergreen, to sleek marble, and everything in between, there is a tree to compliment your style . This look is about playing with different heights, mixing complimentary materials and embracing a colour palette to create a personalized look. This is also an ideal way to add a special, winter feel to homes of all faiths and beliefs.
GINGERBREAD MAKING TIPS Eryn's specialty
"I've been making gingerbread houses with my mom for years now, it's a special tradition the two of us do together using a family recipe passed down from her grandmother. Now, I plan a little extravagantly, but a few tips I've learned over the years have helped me to this point" - Eryn
01 Inspiration Find a design, whether it's in a 'style + home' magazine, Pinterest, or a cookbook, and create a pattern out of parchment paper for all the pieces you'll need.
02 Design Melt sugar and pour pieces for window glass. This gives the house a particular sparkle, if you decide to put lights in your house, they'll glow through!
03 The More, The Merrier Always, always, have a second gingerbread house! Whether you make extra or buy one from the grocery store, you don't want anyone feeling left out (or ruining your masterpiece)!
Happy gingerbread building!
Holiday Gift Guide
SWEET TOOTH Grandma Jardine's Sugar Cookies Calli's go-to recipe
Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs Dash of salt 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp cream of tartar 2 1/2 cups flour
Directions Combine all ingredients until they come together. Form into a ball and wrap with plastic. Chill for one hour. Rollout onto a floured surface 1/4" thick. Cut with your favourite cookie cutter. Bake 350 for 7 minutes or until the edges just start to turn golden.
Not looking to get your hands dirty? Enchanted Artisan Cookies will be popping up at Far + Wide this December for all your decorated cookie needs!
BOTANICAL SCENE Don't forget to check out The Botanical Scene this holiday season! Our sister-store has unique gift ideas, fresh greenery, and beautiful decor, for the holiday season and year-around.
THANK YOU FOR READING!
As a special thank you, enjoy 25% off your favourite holiday item from our online store.
25% Off Code: MerryXmas
25% off one holiday item, max $25.00 discount. Online only.
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