Decking the Halls: A Localist Christmas Story

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This week, Carrie is back with another story from her experience owning a small business during the holiday season. We all love the magical feeling that Christmas decorations bring, and local shops are no exception. However, that magic doesn’t happen all on its own! Carrie tells the story of her first Christmas decorating the shop with the help of her family. The Rollwagens know how to tackle a project, and things go well until Cal finds a way to inject a little chaos into the situation. Fortunately, the Christmas spirit prevails, the crisis is averted, and Carrie is reminded of the importance of family. 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Church Street Coffee and Books 

Mr Willowby’s Christmas Tree 

The Jolly Christmas Postman 

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris 

Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien

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About Carrie

Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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