bringing a dream to life
Christmas Across The Generations!
Mother and daughter duo, Cath & Becky, are as Christmas obsessed as us!
They too hunt out year-round Christmas shops on their travels and make a regular pilgrimage to Robert’s Christmas Wonderland in Florida.
Both retailers in the gift & card industry already, when the storefront in central Kendal came available, they jumped at the chance to make their dream a reality and start a Christmas store of their own!
an ornament for every occasion!
Bringing America to Britain
Their American Christmas store adventures are certainly evident here in Kendal as Christmas & More offers an enormous range of baubles and much more besides.
There are row upon row of themed ornaments for sport lovers, foodies, occupations and hobbies galore and plenty of Disney decorations too. Not to mention the entire wall of personalisable decorations, perfect for gifting and keeping for memories.
But what got us most excited were the other Christmassy treats on display – from a market cart of festive bath bombs to candles, hand creams and sanitisers as well as a table full of Christmas baking equipment, the store offers a whole range of gift inspiration, perfect for stuffing stockings and advent calendars for those of any age.
Spread The Word!
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Let’s sprinkle Christmas cheer far and wide!
we just had to have him!
Pride of place, amongst all the festive temptations, is Rudolph!
A huge animated singing reindeer who shares a Christmas song chorus with customers all year round. He was an absolute essential for the store as far as Cath was concerned!
‘I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more photographed reindeer’, she laughs.
Perfect for attracting young shoppers to the store, the shop runs a monthly prize draw for those sharing a selfie with Rudolph.
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Community Is Key
New on the year-round Christmas shop scene, the store opened just before the winter lockdown in September 2020 with Johnny Vegas welcoming the first shoppers inside (a friend of friend, it turns out the PG Tips loving actor & comedian is also a fan of the festive feels!).
Community is key to Cath and Becky as they look forward to growing the business.
Last year Cath ensured every letter popped into Santa’s post box in store received a handwritten reply. ‘Sending Christmas hugs from Father Christmas’ felt a particularly important mantra for 2020.
And they have all sorts for festive fun planned for the upcoming season – be sure to check their website for details.
PERFECT FOR: Festive shopping beyond the baubles!
FIND IT HERE: 10 Market Place, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4TN
DATE OF VISIT: 4 August 2021
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