by Timothy Wright, Visitors Center & Museum Shop manager
It’s now easier than ever to give the gift of Oakland Cemetery, with reloadable gift cards available for purchase in the Museum Shop. Money added to the cards can be put toward Historic Oakland Foundation membership, tours, or purchases in the Museum Shop.
Find children’s books that capture the imagination, like Snowflakes: Creative Paper Cutouts ($9.99), where kids of all ages can learn to make beautiful and fanciful snowflakes. With Old-Time Christmas Stickers ($1.99), crafty kids can bring the warmth of Christmases past to packages, homemade cards, and ornaments.
Our collection of woodland ornaments continues to enchant, with our jewel-eyed Little Fox ornament ($14.99) and whimsical Little Mouse ornament ($8.99.) Keep warm during the cool holiday season with the Swiss hearts hot-water bottle ($19.99). Made of high-quality rubber, the whimsical heart-shaped bottle can be filled and slipped inside its luxuriously embroidered felt sleeve.
Fashionistas with an eye for Christmas kitsch will love the Box of Ornaments pin ($8.99), available in green and red. Mini pinecone ornaments in pastel colors are perfect for tabletop and miniature trees ($17.99 for the set). Enjoy the fresh scents of the season with our Northern Lights candles in Cranberry Mimosa, Mistletoe Martini, or Vanilla Cognac, ($14.99 each), or get cozy with a Timber Woods 3-wick candle, available in Redwood and Highland Cedar ($23.99 each). For puzzle aficionados and fans of maps, our new locally-produced 1,000 piece 1892 Bird’s Eye View Map of Atlanta ($19.99) is a great gift sure to give hours of enjoyment. The highly-detailed map features landmarks of interest in old Atlanta and the present-day city, many of which have a connection to Oakland Cemetery.
The Museum Shop also carries fine art prints of the map itself in three sizes and prized from $19.99 to $49.99. Art lovers can also take home a hand-screened print from 2016’s Arts at Oakland event, Illumine. Printed on heavy archival paper in glowing color, these limited-edition prints are the perfect gift for those who wants to bring a beautiful bit of Oakland Cemetery home.
Holiday wreaths are on sale now, and make a festive and fragrant addition to your home or family plot at Oakland Cemetery. The handmade balsam fir wreaths come in a variety of sizes, and decorative garlands and bundles are also available. Orders placed by Dec. 1 and picked up during A Victorian Holiday at Oakland will receive a complimentary bundle of decorative greens harvested from Oakland Cemetery’s gardens. To download the order form or place an order online, click here.
This holiday season, shop small and support Historic Oakland Foundation. Every purchase in the Museum Shop — both online and in person — supports our mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Historic Oakland Cemetery!