Point of Origin, will kick off their “Christmas Shop” with a Preview Party benefitting Lake Travis’ Green Santa.
The Point of Origin Christmas Preview Party began 4 years ago and has become a local favorite, with over 200 guests attending the event every October. “This year will be the biggest and best Christmas event ever” says Bush as Point of Origin moved in April into a larger space (formerly occupied by the Lake Travis Library).
The store will have many themed Christmas trees, including Merry Christmas Y’all, Hill Country and Vintage Chic. A team of decorators will work with closed windows and doors for 4 days leading up to the preview party. “The element of surprise is the best part. It’s like Christmas morning to see the wide eye and big smiles on our guests’ faces.”
The event will take place on Thursday, October 3, from 6pm – 9pm, and is limited to the first 100 attendees to purchase their tickets. The shopping party will feature appetizers from Alfred’s Catering and goodie bags for the first 25 guests to arrive.
The best part about the Preview Party is not only does the store donate a percentage of the sales from the event to the local Lake Travis Green Santa program but 100% of the ticket sales are donated to the charity as well. 2012 Point of Origin donations of over $2,300 helped fund holiday meals for families in need who received a $15 HEB gift card for each family member. Point of Origin and its customers have donated over $7000 to Green Santa in the last 3 years.
Tickets for the Preview Party are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased at the store or from a Green Santa Volunteer. The Preview Party will be followed by an Open House open to all customers on Sunday, October 6, 2013, 10am – 5pm.
Point of Origin is a locally owned gift boutique located at 620 and Lohmans Spur that features gifts, jewelry, apparel and home décor. The store has been in Lakeway 20 years and has a strong commitment to giving back to the community. www.lakewaygifts.com
Green Santa, a local non-profit group, is based at Emmaus Catholic Parish but is not affiliated with the church itself. They collect and distribute toys and food for Lake Travis ISD families in need.