Palmetto Parent 2010 December Issue : Page 28

Lana Boyd, store manager for Strasburg Children at the Village at Sandhill, said many of her customers are seeking timeless holiday outfits that will last for generations. “A lot of people put theirs in shadow boxes,” Boyd said. “The beauty of it is they get that special outfit and get photographs. They want to get that special milestone. They can keep them like a pho-tograph, really. It keeps that memory alive. It also lets the child feel like that special little person.” Boyd said parents are often preserving a moment in time when that special outfit goes in a cedar chest or in a shadow box on the wall. “It’s traditional, like when you were growing up and wearing all the little clothes,” she said. “It brings that back for the parents as well. It’s keeping that moment alive forever — beautiful memories of that holiday. As the kids get older, you can relive it. You get to enjoy it and they get to enjoy it. It’s the experi-ence from child to adult. I think it’s important to think about the moment they’re in and to make that a special time to remember. Keep those memories.” Arden Korn, owner of Little Lambs and Ivy, a children’s store on Devine Street, said holiday outfits can become an indelible part of family memories. “I know from experience,” she said. “My children are grown up and having their own children. It is such a joy to pull their photos out from when 28 Palmetto Parent What shall we do with these decora-tions? Drennon Reed and Charlie Scott are ready for the holidays dressed in outfits from Little Lambs and Ivy. TOP: Erich Vaught is all dressed up in a sweater and jeans. ABOVE: Brie Crocker shows off a stylish sweater and skirt. RIGHT: Logan Busbee is ready for the holidays. INSET: Don’t forget the shoes! They complete any child’s outfit. Clothing provided by Gymboree. www.palmettoparent.com December 2010

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