All too soon the beauty of autumn is past, and once again we invade the Décor Dungeon in the corner of the basement to drag out all the décor ghosts of Christmas past. Boxes with import stamps from Taiwan, China, India and such like, lie decaying in the corner. Peeling back the tattered top we discover, the contents have not survived the year as well as we had hoped.
Cheap aluminum frames have sagged and lost their form, low-grade fabrics have begun to fray, inferior plastic has become brittle and cracked, poor workmanship shows as seams have begun to separate, colors that a year ago where charming no look gaudy… The substandard quality of last year’s bargain seems to disappoint us every year. Do you ever get tired of it all? You are not alone!
It was the late 1960’s and Joyce Byers, an amateur artist with a degree in fashion design, was disappointed in what she was seeing in the stores: aluminum tinsel trees with garish blue lights. She was looking for holiday decorations with warmth that showed respect for timeless traditions and her own memories of Christmas.
Joyce pressed her husband, Bob, and their two sons into service to help produce the figures each autumn. It wasn’t long before the Carolers overwhelmed the dining room table, where the family gathered to work together. “Every year the house would be a total wreck, and I’d say that we’re never doing this again!” remembers Joyce.
But when a downturn in the economy hurt his construction business, Bob looked around and saw some potential in the Carolers. He decided to devote more of his energies to the fledgling business, and in 1978, the couple hired their first employee, and turned the garage into a workshop.
The unique appearance and handcrafted quality of the Carolers quickly gained a following. Each year, Bob & Joyce would work with their crew of trained artisans up until Christmas Eve putting the finishing touches on Carolers. Read More…
Why not invest in Christmas holiday décor that looks so good you can leave it up year round, or if you put it in storage it looks as good when you get it out as when you stowed it away? Byers’ Choice carolers may be today’s Christmas holiday decor but they will likely be tommorrow’s heirlooms.
From Santa’s to Historical Characters Byers’ Choice has something to fit every holiday décor style. Be sure to check out the “12 Days of Christmas” carolers or Dickens “Christmas Carol” collection to add some traditional décor for the holidays.
Each Byers’ Choice caroler is carefully handcrafted in Chalfont, Pennsylvania then shipped to your local Gift Shop or Collectibles Store to be sold. This assures the, Byers’ Choice LTD, high quality standards are maintained throughout the process, giving you a superior product. Visit your local Byers’ Choice dealer to add some “Hometown” décor to you Christmas decorations. Can’t find the Byers’ caroler you want locally? Purchase Byers’ Choice online.