The 2013 design is a hand-lettered wooden bass. | Kenneth Boone
The 2013 design is a hand-lettered wooden bass. | Kenneth Boone

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Lake Martin Living Christmas ornaments now available

Published 6:45pm Tuesday, November 5, 2013

This year’s Lake Martin Living collectible handcrafted Christmas ornament is now available for purchase at selected retailers. The 2013 design – a hand-lettered 4-inch wooden bass – can be purchased for $15 at Cloud Nine in Alexander City and at Russell Crossroads, as well as Dadeville’s Lake Martin Flowers & Gifts, Lake Martin Mini Mall in Eclectic, the office of The Wetumpka Herald on Green Street in Wetumpka, and the Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc. (TPI) offices across the street from Benjamin Russell High School in Alexander City.

Lake Martin Living magazine’s managing editor Betsy Iler said the ornaments are selling quickly, even this early in the season.
“Last year, we sold out of the sailboat ornaments by Thanksgiving,” Iler said. “We ordered more ornaments this year to meet that demand, but some of our retailers have already restocked. So, it’s best to pick them up early.”
The ornaments make great gifts and stocking stuffers, Iler said, especially when paired with a subscription for Lake and Lake Martin Living magazines.
“They are a whimsical reminder at Christmas of fun times on the lake during the warmer months,” she said.
The ornament collection was started several years ago, prior to last year’s acquisition of Lake Martin Living magazine by TPI.
“Keeping the collection going just seemed like a fun thing to do, and we’re glad to merge that spirit of Lake Martin fun with the spirit of Christmas,” Iler added.
Magazine subscriptions can be purchased at TPI offices or by calling circulation manager David Kendrick at 256-234-4281.