The Falls Church area is all about community. Often, families come to the area because of the outstanding reputation of the school system, only to find when they get here that there’s a lot more that’s special, mostly related to strengthening the person-to-person bonds of humanity in a myriad of contexts. There’s the farmer’s market, a craft show, a high school sporting event, a forum on a hot local political topic and so much more that brings people of the Little City and environs together to grow bonds of trust and friendship.
Now, as this very “spirit of the holidays” fact about Falls Church enters the actual holiday season, there are new and added ways to celebrate what binds us, and no way is that better expressed than to shop local.
Yes, SHOP LOCAL! Think of the benefits of poking around these acres to find your holiday gifts this year. You will run into people you know and may want to know better. That may elicit some invitations to holiday parties! You will win the appreciation of local merchants, who are part of our Little City and the contiguous area, too, and will love the idea that you are making a point of shopping local.
That kind of loyalty elicits loyalty in return, and you will quickly become a VIP customer in their eyes, which may come in handy down the road. All this is not to mention that by spending your dollars here, a percentage of your money comes right back to you in the form of the portion of sales taxes that are returned to the localities.
So, get warm. Get fuzzy. Shop local! Hope to see you in the aisles somewhere!
111 Park Avenue, Falls Church 22046 • 703-534-4202 • www.artandframeoffallschurch.com
All you could possibly want from a neighborhood frame store…great service, great product, all at a great price. Come on in and meet us! We really enjoy what we do and hope you’ll enjoy our work for many years to come. After all, we make life worth framing. Only 62 steps from the State Theatre in the Heart of Falls Church’s Historic District. Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all the time. Sometimes until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and for Sundays – most times 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., just give us a call to confirm the other/off hours. Art and Frame of Falls Church is also the Home to FIRSTfriday of Falls Church. What we sell… It’s simple, we sell our passion! We want you to make life worth framing and we preserve those memories for a lifetime. We carry a wide selection of wood and metal frame mouldings, archival matboard, glass, foamcore, and hanging hardware. Our full selection is at your disposal for any framing project, and we can sell any component individually as well! Whether you’re starting a project from scratch, or just replacing broken glass or faded matting, we can help address your framing needs. What we do…We make life worth framing! Art and Frame of Falls Church specializes in custom framing. Working with you, our frame design experts can help you select the right wood or metal frame to beautifully complement your item. Bring us your art work, diploma, certificate, photographs, press clippings, ceremony memento, special invitation, etc. We’ll help you choose the perfect combination of mat, frame and glass to best preserve and present your item. We’ll give you a firm price quotation and completion date. And then we’ll call you when your order is ready! Come on in to the shop or give us a call.
800-586-5872 • www.collegehunks.com
College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving has served the DC Metro area (including NoVa) for a decade. We’ve opened a franchise, located
in Falls Church, dedicated to serving the NoVa community specifically. Our staff of collegiate, friendly, uniformed professionals is ready to serve your
“junk” removal and/or moving needs whenever you need us. Whether you wish to rid yourself of that old couch or appliance or clean out your entire garage or basement, College Hunks Hauling Junk is ready to help. Our partnership with Goodwill means that we also schedule donation pick-ups when Goodwill can’t. We recycle everything we possibly can, which is typically 70+% of what we haul away. College Hunks Moving performs local moves (including packing
if needed) in the NoVa area. Our move team also provides general labor services, large and small. Our friendly, professional and reliable moving staff will take the stress out of your move – call us today for your free estimate. Whether your needs are large or small, we look forwards to helping you de-clutter,
move or just get more organized!!
7638 Lee Highway, Falls Church • lotusnailzspa.com • 703-205-0088
Lotus Nails Spa (formerly known as J D Nails in Fairfax Plaza) has been around since 2004. Locally owned and operated our goal is to provide the highest quality of services in a clean, calm and relaxing environment. We understand how hectic life can be and that’s why our well trained staff will make sure each and every one of your visits is a very pleasant experience. Lotus Nails Spa is also a supporter of the Senhoa Foundation which is dedicated to combating modern slavery through long-lasting partnerships with excellent local partners. Our programs in support of vulnerable persons and survivors are delivered in conjunction with on-the-ground partners. We want to thank all of our customers for your continued support. We look forward to your future business with us.
If you are new to our services please check us out on Yelp and see what our loyal customers have to say about us. And then follow us on Facebook to get
the latest updates. Happy Holidays to Everyone!
444 W. Broad St., Falls Church • 703-501-0617 • nailbonita.com
With the weather going from cold to colder, it’s important to take care of not only your skin, but also your nails. As you up the ante on your skincare, don’t forget about your nails! They need some extra TLC during this time of the year as well. So this holiday season, treat your hands and feet to a well-deserved pampering at Nail Bonita. With the mission to deliver the simple pleasures of receiving a perfectly good manicure and pedicure, the talented and highly trained staff provide unmatched levels of customer service, making sure to pay attention to each client’s unique needs. With its calming, relaxing and clean environment, Nail Bonita is the perfect escape from a busy day of work and the even busier holidays. And what truly sets Nail Bonita apart from the rest is their commitment to cleanliness and sterilization. Disposable liners are used at each pedicure station and each client is serviced with a new pack of nail files and buffers. All tools are sterilized at the sterilizing station and there are signs readily placed to educate guests on how to correctly identify sterilized tools. One visit, and you will experience the difference. To celebrate the season of giving, Nail Bonita will be giving away an iPad mini, a $100 gift certificate and two $50 gift certificates to four very lucky individuals. Individuals receiving nail care or waxing services from now until January 8th will be eligible to enter for a chance to win these amazing prizes. Winners will be announced on Friday, January 9th. Call to book your appointment today at 703-501-0617. Nail Bonita is also the perfect place to host your next party or event! All
586 S. Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22042 • 703-241-9393 • www.victorycomics.com
With over 3,500 square feet of retail and in-store gaming space, Victory Comics is here to meet the comic and gaming needs of the Washington Metropolitan
area. As pop culture mania continues to sweep the nation, local comic and gaming fans are no longer relegated to dark and dingy quarters. Victory Comics offers a full line of comic, comic-related and gaming merchandise for all ages in a well-lit, modern, family-friendly store. Whether it’s a vintage comic from the 1940s, or the latest Doctor Who product, Victory Comics has the gifts people want. And if you can’t pick out the perfect gift from the wide selection of comics, games, toys, or sports cards while you are here, Victory Comics offers gift cards in all denominations. Victory Comics has an active in-store gaming schedule which can be accessed on www.victorycomics.com. From Magic the Gathering tournaments with weekend attendance reaching upwards of 400 to casual board game nights, gamers of all interests will find something to suit them. Pick up a new board game and get the family interacting again this holiday season. Or choose from our large selection of graphic novels. Use this holiday season as an opportunity to turn a reluctant reader into an avid one. If you haven’t been to Victory Comics yet, now’s the time. Let us help you pick out a gift they are going to love.
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