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Thank you For Your Support At The Christmas In July

Thank you for supporting Christmas in July

Whew! And what a busy weekend it was. As you might remember, I was part of the “Christmas in July” event this past weekend at the Howard County Fair Grounds. I never really knew just how tired I could get until Sunday night, when I did not think I could walk another step. However, it was the best sort of tired. I was so happy to see so many of you take the time out of your day and come all the way out to say hello. Even one couple came from VA. It was so lovely to be able to see all the familiar faces and chat about Behnke’s. I got to see so many photos of #bornatbehnkes plants you bought from us before we closed in 2019. Seeing you and my friends that worked for us show up made my day. The joy it brought me to hear your stories and that you appreciate that we have kept the Behnke name going. Plus, I got to share my love of everything Christmas and glitter at my booth.

Surprise Visit

One big surprise was when I was helping someone choose the perfect ornament; I heard this deep voice ask, “where are the Behnke Bows” WHAT!! I turned around, and there was Larry from The Kris Kringle Christmas Market in LaPlata, Maryland. He and his wife came all the way to check out the event and see if I would go to their show again as I did in 2019. That was my first craft show, and the plan was to make and sell the famous Behnke Bows. Thank goodness I brought along some of our beautiful Egyptian Museum Glass Ornaments to sell because no one wanted a bow. My daughter, Jaimie, who was helping me this weekend, announced she would be happy to help, and my daughter-in-law, Amy, has also said she would help. Even Anita (from Behnke’s Annual Department) said she would help. So I guess we will be packing up and attending the show!! SAVE THE DATE: December 10, 11, and 12th!

Again, thank you, my friends, family, and you, my much-loved customers, from the bottom of my heart for coming out to support my small business and for continuing to read and follow my blog! You will never know how much it means to me.

Beyond Behnke's Christmas in July at the Howard County Fair Grounds.
Christmas in July at the Howard County Fair Grounds.

Stephanie Fleming

Stephanie Fleming was raised at Behnke’s Nurseries in Beltsville. Her Mom, Sonja, was one of Albert & Rose Behnke’s four children. She was weeding from the moment she could walk and hiding as soon as she was old enough to run, so many weeds, so little time. Although she quickly learned how to pull out a perennial and get taken off of weed pulling duty.

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  1. I learned to make bows working in the Christmas Shop with Ele and her wonderful crew while I was going to U of MD…that was over 40 years ago…and I still make them the same way. Good Memories!

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