Annual Candlelight Shopping

First Friday December 1st, 5-8 pm

IMG_4790Join us First Friday for our annual candlelight shopping event.  You’ll experience the magic of the holiday season as you sip hot spiced cider and listen to the quiet jazz guitar of Lindy Raines.  Browse our 2017 Holiday Collection and visit with friends.  An If Only Signature Event you must attend!  Gift with Purchase.

Small Wonders

IMG_4553As we enter the holiday season, I am reminded over and over again of small wonders. Geese preparing for migration, rime ice forming on the trees around the Chena, a child’s laughter, and a stranger’s gesture of kindness.

In the store you can see small wonders everywhere you turn: the sparkle of candles; a story of friendship between a fox and hare, instructive for the holiday IMG_4531season and beyond; ideas for setting your own décor for the holiday season; artisanal foods and candies sure to delight. If you’ve noticed my holiday attire, you’ve seen that I’m playing my part as a northern princess in my ethereal blue and silver. Nothing fancy, most of my outfit is fashioned from packing material, but see how I shine! I hope each of you take time this holiday season to slow down, set your intention on noticing each small wonder as it comes your way. By the end of December, you’ll have a notebook full of small wonders, which will help you retain gratitude and the wonder of the season into 2018.

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My Name is Martha

4E0B3C2D-4431-4DEF-A734-89B6D51675B4My name is Martha and I stand by the entrance of If Only…a fine store greeting everyone who enters and those who pass on the street or sidewalk.
I’m on the street during the hours the store is open, rain or shine, 90 degrees or 45 below zero.  I’ve become a Fairbanks icon!  In 2006, I received the Visitor Ambassador of the Year Golden Heart Award from the Fairbanks Downtown Association.  I see and hear a lot, and people from all over the world have their photo taken with me.

Compliments of If Only…

We aim to make shopping at If Only…a fine store a stellar experience.We provide complimentary packing and shipping at your request.You pay only the postage and insurance.

Upon your purchase of wrapping paper from our exquisite paper selections, we provide complimentary wrapping services and ribbon for your package.

We are happy to provide a private shopping experience for your club, organization, or office. Call us to schedule a time. We also provide personal service for weddings, special events, and information on pens and inks by special arrangement or appointment.