Ravenna – Vale Edge Hallmark and Florist have to be one of Ravenna’s best- kept secrets, well, at least until now. The store,  located at 247 S. Chestnut Street just southeast of the court house, offers Hallmark items and flowers plus a whole lot more.

Owners, Betty and Charlie Lim meticulously keep the storefront appealing to the shopper by showcasing seasonal items. Right now the store has several Christmas trees with different themes welcoming shoppers as they enter the store.

Vale Edge carries Hallmark greeting cards, and ornaments but they  have a wide variety of other gift items as well. For the fashionista, look no further. They have all the accessories one would need. Miche hand bags, boots, and all kinds of jewelry, including Trollbeads, Annaleece and Covenant jewelry. These companies create bracelets, necklaces, and rings, using Swarokovski crystal pieces. A must-have for the fashionista on your list.

For those of you planning a wedding, this is a one-stop shop for that as well. Order your flowers, pick up some wine, select the bridesmaids’ gifts,  wedding photo albums, invitations, guest registry book, party favors and even order tuxedos right there in the store.  That’s right, I said order your wedding tuxedos right there. They carry two different popular lines of tuxedos, so one has more of a selection to choose from for the big day.

Do you like collectibles?  This store carries every collectible imaginable as well. Charlie stated that although collectibles generally have their peaks and plateaus, the Hallmark ornaments appear to be the exception. Hallmark ornament sales still remain strong and appeal to all ages.  He said because the ornaments are dated on the bottom and they commemorate an activity, a place visited or some event in the life of someone that year, this is why most folks like them so much.

Family traditions keep many folks coming back searching for the right ornament that reflects on their experiences that year. Junior got his driver’s license this year; one might choose a car ornament. Just moved to a farm? Then the tractor ornament is what one might want on the tree. The list of ornaments goes on, as they have an ornament that depicts just about any activity or experience one might have done or had during the year.  Right now, because of the holidays, this is one of the most popular items in the store and draws shoppers from all over seeking out the perfect ornament that commemorates the year they had. Definitely a memory maker.

Another service they offer is gift baskets. They will make a gift basket with just about anything you desire. They carry wine and chocolates for their baskets along with the other items in the store. One of the more popular baskets is the junk food baskets. These baskets are loaded with all types of junk food and are typically sent to kids at college.

This is just a short list of what the store offers. They carry the traditional candles, books, figurines, greeting cards, Webkinz, Willow Tree, gourmet chocolates, Heartwood Creek, Precious Moments, Tracksters, and many more gifts and collectibles. They also are a Trollbeads Gold Level retailer, along with a full service floral department that will meet all a customers’ needs, including Telefloral and FTD services.

Vale Edge Hallmark and Florist is open Monday- Friday 9am – 7pm. Sat 9-5 and Sunday 11-4pm. They are  on the web at www.vale-edge.com and have a facebook page as well. Checkout this unique one-stop shop. You will be impressed at what they have to offer.