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  1. Congrats on 25 Years!

    September 26, 2019

    We’re celebrating another anniversary at The Little Traveler. Celia has been with the store for twenty-five years! We’re so lucky to have her. From the beginning, it was apparent that she was a treasure. On the September day in 1994 when she interviewed with then store manager Arlene Brown and co-owner Mr. R, they hired […]

  2. Geneva Distillery: Staycation Destination

    July 8, 2019

    That’s right—a Geneva distillery. And it’s award-winning, to boot.When you live in or near a destination town like Geneva, IL, you don’t need to travel far to find interesting things to do. Downtown Geneva is renowned for its unique shopping and dining choices, as highlighted by local blogger Basically B. But on the other side […]

  3. Reasons Behind Graduation Traditions

    April 2, 2019

    Graduation season will soon be upon us. It’s time to honor long-held graduation traditions that all started because…because…wait—why now? We were wondering the same thing, so we did a bit of internet sleuthing to answer questions about the most traditional traditions. What’s the Most Popular Graduation Gift?This one’s no mystery. Money has long been the most […]

  4. A Letter from a Friend – Donna from West Chicago

    August 22, 2018

    I’ve begun a tradition with my 2 young granddaughters of hopping aboard the train and riding it to our destination stop at Geneva, then strolling our favorite destination in town – The Little Traveler.During our recent pint-sized trip on the train, we talked about the towns along the way. Kindergartner Adeline remarked, “It would be […]

  5. Joe Freedom

    June 29, 2018

    If The Little Traveler has a secret weapon, it’s Joe Greenberg. He’s our behind-the-scenes guy who keeps operations running smoothly and makes us smile every day. You might also recognize him as our chief photographer, the Easter bunny, Tie-dye Santa, and Leprechaun Joe.While we celebrate the 242nd anniversary our nation’s independence, we want to honor […]

  6. William Moulis: A Quiet Legend

    May 2, 2018

    Do you recognized these murals? In the mid-20th century, Kate Raftery, founder of The Little Traveler, commissioned Art Institute of Chicago student William Moulis to paint these and other murals throughout the store. From 1947-1952, he kept an art studio in the “penthouse” of The Little Traveler and is the creator of the very first Almanacks, […]

  7. 5 Fun Facts about The Little Traveler’s History

    February 26, 2018

    Earlier this month, Little Traveler employees gathered at The Geneva History Museum, just north of The Little Traveler at 113 S. Third Street, to learn more about the history of our store.Terry Emma, executive director of the museum, presented The History of The Little Traveler, the same presentation she’s been doing for customers in our Atrium Cafe. […]

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How to Stuff a Manly Stocking

In the video below, Melinda from our Bath Shop shares great ideas for manly stockings. After you watch, scroll down for more information about each of the products featured in the video. All items in the stocking are $15 or less, and the stocking itself...

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