Katie’s Hallmark, Celebrates 31 Years Of Providing Exceptional Service To Area Residents

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Delivering exceptional customer service and providing unique high quality merchandise continue to drive Katie’s Hallmark success.

Janet Stolarski and Christine Largent, co-managers Katie’s Hallmark

Over the years we have grown to know many of our customers on a first-name bases. It really has been an honor to be a small part of their lives

Located at 10730 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn, Illinois Katie’s Hallmark celebrates 31 years of delivering quality products and exceptional service to area residents. Earning Hallmark’s distinguished Gold Crown Store, Katie’s Hallmark is one of the few stand-alone Hallmark stores remaining.

Co-managed by Christine Largent and Janet Stolarski, Katie’s Hallmark offers unique merchandise and superior customer service. Janet Stolarski, who will celebrate in November 16 years of service shared, “Katie’s Hallmark is gearing up for the one of the store’s most vibrant time, the [Keepsake Ornament Debut. The Keepsake Ornament Debut begins October 7th and runs through October 15th. The Keepsake Ornament Debut is the 2nd largest release of Keepsake Ornaments for the holiday season. Hundreds of Katie’s Hallmark customers have already placed orders to ensure they will be able to get Hallmark’s most popular Keepsake Ornaments. The store is bustling with excitement and activity. Each day we receive pallets of new merchandise that quickly line our store shelves”

Because Katie’s Hallmark is privately owned, it has the freedom to bring in unique quality merchandise from a variety of vendors that are not typically found at a corporately owned Hallmark stores. It is their commitment to always offering their customers fresh, unique, quality merchandise that keeps drawing customers back to the store. Christine Largent, who has been apart of Katie’s Hallmark family for 16 years explained, “In addition to having Hallmark favorites like Willow Tree figurines and Yankee Candles, we carry a rich variety of products not found at your typical Hallmark store. We have a constant flow of new quality merchandise available to our customers. We try and ensure our loyal customers take advantage of store incentives and free gifts. Because we have such a good grasp on what our customers are looking for, nearly 99% of our customers leave with something in hand.”

What Katie’s Hallmark is best known for is the superior, personalized service their customers receive. Katie’s Hallmark has built a customer base of generations of loyal patrons. Janet Stolarski added, “Over the years we have grown to know many of our customers on a first-name bases. We have helped them select gifts and cards for so many of life’s most memorable occasions. We have witnessed their children grow, many of whom are now customer’s of Katie’s Hallmark. It really has been an honor to be a small part of their lives.”

About Katie’s Hallmark
James P. Hallberg and his wife Pat Hallberg own Katie’s Hallmark. Katie’s Hallmark has attained the status of a Hallmark Gold Crown Store. It carries the widest selection of Hallmark greeting cards, stationery, gift wrap and products for decorating and entertaining. Katie’s Hallmark also has personal accessories, baby and child gifts, and a number of specialized gifts from other vendors. We also offer the Crown Rewards store loyalty program, which lets our customers accumulate points. Introduced in 1994, this loyalty program is a great addition to the customer experience our patrons have at Katie’s Hallmark.
Katie’s Hallmark is located at 10730 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn, IL 60453, 708-425-0552.

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