Elf of the Month

February 2011 – Melinda, our Stock Supervisor!  She conceived of a new way to look at inventory information and reorganized the warehouse to make order fulfillment even more efficient.  When we’re in the middle of a busy season, these improvements will make a huge difference to our operations.

Congratulations, Melinda!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S. You’ll have to come by and get a look at some of the new stock we’re managing for 2011…

Letters to Santa .. and the Easter Bunny?



Dear Santa,

Please give this to the Easter Bunny.  I want a BIG dump truck, a snow plow, a Red low boy and a blue cement mixer.  And a crane tractor.  I haven’t been very good so far this year.  My little brother is better than me.  Koen is his name.  This is the only thing I want in my whole life!



I can’t help but think that Bode just may not be a young lad .. kinda sounds like it could be a grown-up wish list for some big toys, don’t you think??

~Janet @ The Christmas Place





Bow-Tying ~ You can do it, too!

We’re having bow-tying classes on Saturdays at 2 p.m., and sometimes on Fridays .. like today!  The great thing is, all ribbon in the store is 50% off on demonstration days.  Almost all of the ribbon we carry, in hundreds of colors and styles, is wired, making it even easier to work with.

So, pick out two bolts of ribbon that make you happy together – don’t cut off a length, just work from the bolt.  Both of these make me happy because they are so sparkly and glittery!

Then there is some complicated and tricky looping and pleating and scrunching .. I hope I’m not too technical for you here.  {I’m kidding!}  Our experts can teach anyone these simple techniques.

First Loop

Scrunch Tight


Add a chenille pipe cleaner and twist tight.

Twist - Twist - Twist!

With a little direction from our floral team, Ta-Da!  It’s a beautiful bow!

A Beautiful Creation

We attached our sample bow to one of our ever-popular mesh boxes – which look particularly spectacular when you fill the box with a strand of rice lights for a soft glow.

Our Floral pros Prissy, Betsy, Dori & Ginger are always happy to demonstrate a technique or help with floral and ribbon recommendations.

Today and tomorrow, all ribbon bolts in the store are 50% off.  We’re also running a weekday & Sunday special – buy two bolts, receive a third bolt free (of lesser or equal value).  We have so many to choose from, you’ll have a hard time deciding on your favorties!  Come on down to the store, or shop on-line for the best ribbon deals.

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S. Take advantage of our sale and start planning your 2011 Christmas color scheme!


Letters to Santa

Dear Santa,

I want a T-shirt with Star Wars on it and a Star Wars Lego Kit and a Lego Indiana Jones airplane and a “Do You Doodle” (boy version), a camera, an iPod touch, DSxl, Star Wars Wii Lego game, DS games, and all the other stuff you think I might like.

Love, Ryan

P.S.  My sister doesn’t believe in you, so bring her a bag of rocks.  Thank you!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

So there.  Although I’m afraid she might be tempted to use those rocks on her brother in a not-too-nice way, aren’t you?

~Janet @ The Christmas Place