Three Year Anniversary for Show Me Christmas

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Christmas-themed online superstore has reached three years in business, and moves forward into the next year with new products, new ideas, and a new blog.

We both collect ornaments, and this was a product we liked that really appealed to us

Barbara Calwhite and Pat Morrison are celebrating the three year anniversary of their online Christmas décor megastore, Show Me Christmas. Founded in August of 2005, the sisters have dedicated themselves to presenting unique quality Christmas ornaments by Abigail Pfeffer of Tannenbaum Treasures, and have built a reputation around the eye-catching holiday adornments.

"Neither one of us wanted to be selling junk -- you see that all over the place," says Barbara with customary good-natured frankness. "In Tannenbaum Treasures we found a supplier who had hand-blown glass Christmas ornaments that were of beautiful quality. As we were a new store and they were fairly new to shipping, it made for a good partnership; their ornaments are found in gift stores across the country and they have a fairly large retail following, but we were the one of the first online suppliers."

Made in Poland and Germany by trained craftsmen using the finest materials, the exclusive hand-blown and hand-painted glass ornaments made a natural fit for Show Me Christmas, and have brought a significant following over their three years of business. "We both collect ornaments, and this was a product we liked that really appealed to us," says Pat. "It fit into our interests. Because we're from Missouri, the Show Me state, we decided on the name Show Me Christmas, and have been in business ever since."

Barbara and Pat have recently taken their love of Christmas ornaments online in their new blog,, building a community around devotees to the Tannenbaum Treasures ornaments. "On the Christmas blog we plan to try and talk about the care and handling of delicate hand-blown ornaments," explains Barbara. "We'll be talking about different Christmas traditions, such as the tradition of having a Christmas pickle on your tree -- we have pickle ornaments for that -- as well as how these traditions came about from Europe. We'd like to discuss different ways to decorate, as well as theme ornaments -- we have themes like Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, the Twelve Days of Christmas, and the Nutcracker -- if people want to do a theme tree."

In the future, Barbara and Pat plan to open additional businesses in areas that speak to them. Their second site,, will be launching in the near future, with Show Me Fishing and Show Me the Garden soon to follow. They encourage shoppers to visit their new blog for updates on their progress, as well as for news and information on new additions to Show Me Christmas.


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