about our store

Celebrations has been located on Main Street in Deep River, CT since opening day September 1st, 1982. Owning and running a store was an idea I had thought about for a long time, and when my three daughters were all enrolled in school, the time seemed right to give it a try. The opening of Celebrations was the beginning of a very special journey.

My family and my community of Deep River have played a very important role in the success of Celebrations. My husband Ray and our three daughters Stacia, Alison, and Jennie have been a tremendous help to me over the years, as well as our parents, Ethel and Peter Anastos and Betty and Granville Oakes. Even our grandchildren are now helping out from time to time.

I love being a part of a vibrant downtown. Deep River and our surrounding communities are special places, and this town where I also live has been a perfect place for a small business like mine to grow and flourish.

At Celebrations we focus on our customers, many of whom are “regulars,” and we do our best to provide an enjoyable shopping experience. Friendly customer service is our priority. We’re also a shop of discovery. New merchandise arrives almost every day and new customers discover us almost every day, too.

If you’re looking for something special for someone special (or for yourself) come to Celebrations. We’ll help you find the perfect gift. As always, we will wrap your purchases beautifully, free of charge.

— Linda Oakes