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Christmas Tyme is another local staple, bringing the joy of the holiday season to the Huntsville community all year long. The current owners, Anne and John MacDonald, purchased the business in 2015 from the original owners, The Stones, who opened the store in 1995. The store is eclectic and festive, offering holiday ornaments, personalized gifts, home decor and more. Learn more in this month’s community spotlight!
Interviewee: Anne MacDonald, Owner & Operator
Q: How long has Christmas Tyme been a part of the Huntsville community?
The store has been located on Main Street in Huntsville for over 25 years. When my husband, John and I, purchased the storefront in 2015 we were in search of a location to expand our in-home art business, Two Horse Gallery. Christmas Tyme was perfect! It was unique, and well-known, and we thought the store would pair well with our art gallery and home decor items.
Two Horse Gallery offers crafted Canadian fine art and custom-designed, personalized gifts. The two stores are located directly beside one another.
Q: What items does the store offer?
Christmas Tyme has always carried a wide variety of Christmas ornaments and decor. Our speciality, and one of the most popular items, are personalized ornaments. Many customers return yearly seeking an ornament reflecting what their kids or grandkids have been involved in during the year. In addition to thousands of ornaments to choose from, Christmas Tyme delights with relaxed home décor and unique gifts for that hard-to-shop-for person.
Q: What can you expect to find at Christmas Tyme during the spring/summer season? Do you expand from the holiday decor?
During the spring and summer, we showcase more everyday giftware and cottage-themed items. Our expanding personalized line has grown to include laser-engraved items which can engrave custom logos, images or whatever our customers can come up with! We now have over two hundred products available for customization, including picture frames, wine glasses, keychains, travel mugs, pocket knives and more. Our in-store laser-engraving software allows you to see your design created before your eyes!
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