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Kiss under the Mistletoe for Charity in the shadow of LOVE

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This year in Philadelphia, for the first time ever patrons and visitors to the city’s popular Christmas Village can get kissed under the mistletoe in the shadow of the LOVE Statue...not only for the experience, but to benefit charity also! What better way to make donations to a special cause! Then you can take a fresh sprig of this mystical plant to take home.The guys at Absolute Abstract are the city’s only outlet for fresh mistletoe!

Throughout the holiday season, the “art guys” of Absolute Abstract will fly in cartons of fresh mistletoe from the West Coast — making it available at their pop up strategically located next to the Love sculpture at Love Park from Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Day.

I’m from Arizona and in the Southwest mistletoe is such a big part of the holiday season,” says Absolute Abstract co-owner James McManaman. “We wanted to bring that element of fun and freshness to Philadelphians by offering live mistletoe.”

Mistletoe will also be available at Absolute Abstract’s Midtown Village store at 141 S. 13 Street in Center City. Mistletoe is sold $5 per bag; or $20 for five bags at both locations.

For the first time ever, you can get kissed under the mistletoe at Christmas Village and take a bag of mistletoe home with you,” says McManaman. McManaman and partner David White will also construct a mistletoe-clad “Kissing Wall” and in doing so, crafting a wonderful holiday photo opportunity in Christmas Village next to Robert Indiana’s iconic Love statue.

Additionally, in this season of giving, Absolute Abstract will give a portion of net sales to the National Kidney Foundation. Bring your loved ones for a special moment while portions are serving as donations to a special cause!

Additional attractions at Christmas Village include great holiday shopping, live musical performances, spiced mulled wine and bratwurst, just to name a few.

Who: Anyone who loves Christmas or wants to kiss under real live mistletoe this holiday season

What: Absolute Abstract's Pop-Up at Christmas Village the only place that couples can kiss under an authentic Kissing Wall, right next to the Love sculpture, and Absolute Abstract is one of Philadelphia's only spots to buy real imported mistletoe
Where: Christmas Village next to Love Statue
When: Now through 12/31
Why: Proceeds benefit National Kidney Foundation, plus the warm feelings and holiday joy is as fresh as the live mistletoe! Additionally, Absolute Abstract's ideal location makes for excellent photo opportunities that include the Love statue and abundant mistletoe with the city of brotherly love as a backdrop. Don't do it just once, think BIG and that will mean more donations for a good cause!

Absolute Abstract is a decorative art store that opened in 2005 in the Midtown Village neighborhood of Center City Philadelphia. Absolute Abstract features more than 30,000 images, and specializes in giclee prints on canvas. Their prints do not need typical glass, matting and expensive framing, making their art much more affordable and Earth friendly. Absolute Abstract’s “vintage” Tin Signs ($18) and 12’ x 12” Ready-to-Hang Art Blocks ($39) make excellent and affordable gifts. Absolute Abstract’s Corporate Art Division features skilled Art Consultants who service the needs of corporations. 141 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA. 215 733-0190; www.AbsolutePhilly.com

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