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I remember as a child we would travel to different places on summer holidays, like Chatham and Woods Hole on Cape Cod, or Booth Bay Harbor in Maine, or Mystic, Connecticut.
These places were quaint little seaside villages with many little shops of interest. As a child, I vividly remember always looking forward to finding the candy store in these villages, and nothing caught my eye more than the biggest and brightest lollipops.
They were always in a large, inviting display and their size, shape and bright, swirling colors were just magic to me. It was as if they were an edible magic wand. To actually buy and begin to eat one always made me feel like I had acquired something that was very special. And in fact, I usually did not eat it right away, instead I enjoyed feeling its weight inside the bag and I would peek in at it and marvel at it.
Amidst all the goodie bags that are now given out at childrens’ birthday parties, filled with all manner of little candies and forgettable trinkets, this year at my 5 year old daughter's birthday I will be giving one goodie. Each child will receive the biggest lollipop that you carry, tied with a bright satin ribbon, and that is all.
And I know that upon receiving this huge, bright, swirly pop each child will have a sparkle in their eye, and feel they have been given something really fun, and very special to savor.
Thank you for providing a great site! ~Maria in Massachusetts