What do you think of when you read the word "Europe"? Perhaps your mind conjures images of rustic villages, where people live humble and peaceful lives. Or maybe you picture the complete opposite: bustling metropolitan cityscapes where people work in towering skyscrapers by day and go out clubbing by night. You might think of cool or warm climates, mountains or grasslands or beaches, the Arctic or the Mediterranean. Ten different people may have ten different visions of Europe, and they could all be correct.
Even with the existence of the European Union, the truth is that Europe is a large collection of countries with different histories, climates, and customs. Germany is different in many ways from the neighboring France, which is different in many ways from the neighboring Spain. The variety of styles and traditions that you will find on the continent is rich and staggering. Exploration, therefore, can be highly rewarding.
You do not necessarily need a passport to explore the customs of different European countries. All you need is the "Shop By Country" page on Ann Marie's Chalet, where you can browse through our massive product selection based on where the items originate. Look below for items from Denmark, Poland, Scotland, and everywhere in between.