Christmas is only nine days away! If you’re like me, you’ve been so busy celebrating the season that you haven’t had to shop. So, put on your most comfortable shoes and get ready for some power shopping, and as you do, remember the merchants who support our local nonprofit community and show them some love.

Follow Pam Bordelon on Twitter, @pamspartyline. Items for Pam’s Party Line must be received by 9 a.m. the Monday preceding the run date. High-resolution digital photos should be emailed to pbordelon@theadvocate.com. Hard copy photos should be dropped off at or mailed to The Advocate, 7290 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70821. Events will run no later than four weeks after they have taken place. The date, place of the event and a contact name and daytime phone number must be included. Photos will be used at the discretion of The Advocate.