Nativity School hosts Holiday Boutique fundraiser

RANCHO SANTA FE — Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. The Nativity School in Rancho Santa Fe proved that they’re ready by hosting a Holiday Boutique on Nov. 13. The Nativity Catholic Church Commons were filled with Christmas goods and holiday treats as more than 20 vendors came together to tempt shoppers. There were a variety of gift items for sale, including silk florals, handcrafted jewelry, Christmas cards, children’s books, hand crafted wood pens and more.
Heidi Rogers, a local pastry chef better known as The Gingerbread Lady, had many edible gift items on display — everything from a gingerbread Thanksgiving turkey to a traditional gingerbread house that was so ornate and festive it could lure Hansel and Gretel out of retirement.
Mary Carter-Vail of had an impressive exhibit of children’s books, ranging from fairy tales to science books with vivid illustrations. “This is the third year I’ve been at the boutique,” Carter-Vail said. “We’re staying open later this year so that teachers and more parents can attend.”
“This is our fourth annual event,” Tricia Downey and Jamie Carr, co-chairs of the holiday boutique, said. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get an early start on the holiday shopping … we’ll be contributing funds toward our educational programs.”
A portion of proceeds was returned to the Nativity School to help fund philanthropic and enrichment programs. Shoppers felt good knowing the gifts they purchased benefited the school as well.