Experiencing rapid growth to the point where it needed more space, Christmas Etc. — a family owned, year-round Christmas store since 1989 — has moved to 360 S. Congress Ave. in West Palm Beach.
Christmas Etc. moved to a 17,000-square-foot building to accommodate its expanded inventory and services. The store specializes in all things Christmas, with thousands of unique ornaments, custom wreaths, bows, garland, Dept. 56 villages, pre-lit Christmas trees, and lighting and professional decorating of homes and businesses.
“Through the years, our customers have asked us to offer more unusual ornaments and gifts and other higher-quality items,” owner and general manager Bill Laughlin said of the recent expansion. “In doing so, we have become one of the largest Dept. 56 dealers in the country, with large displays to showcase our merchandise. We love working with individuals and designers to help them create their finest-looking Christmas ever with the most stunning décor around.”
To gain this momentous following through the years, Christmas Etc. reached out to the community through donations to charitable organizations, exhibitions and community events, expanding its reach across state lines and country borders. “But remember,” Laughlin added, “even though we are a year-round Christmas store, in the off-season, make sure you call first before stopping by. There’s a chance I might be on the golf course.”
Christmas Etc. has been a Palm Beach County tradition for 27 years. Started in 1989 in a small storefront in Boca Raton by founder Helen Laughlin, and then progressing through the years with her son Bill Laughlin into one of the largest Christmas stores in Florida and beyond, it has sold millions of items in-store and through the internet. For more info., visit www.xmasetc.com.