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Just a couple of Christmas nuts
This photo was taken on our very first trip to Europe together. Kristie and I travelled to Germany and Austria to take in the Christmas markets and the snowy, Christmas weather. The only problem was, we went during an unseasonably warm season and so it didn't snow!
We travelled to Salzburg and then drove about an hour up into the alps. There, on the shadowy side of a mountain, we were able to take a sleigh ride in snow that, while thick and white, was nearly two weeks old.
It didn't matter. We loved every minute of it.
So where did The German Christmas Shop start?
While walking through magical Christmas markets on that trip, it became clear that the decorations on offer were not available back home in Australia. Six years ago, we decided to take a gamble and bring in a selection of decorations, not knowing whether people wanted handcrafted, German-made Christmas decorations in the same way we did.
Fast forward to today and we feel so lucky to have grown into the business we have become. Our decorations have been a smash hit and, as the word has spread about our humble little online store, we have heard messages of support from so many of our customers. We love hearing that, in our own little way, we have helped to create a little Christmas magic in so many homes.
And now it's America's turn
With the Australian business now established, we have had a unique opportunity to move to Pennsylvania. The German Christmas shop now delivers from our base just outside of Philadelphia, across all of the USA (and even Canada).
We help create memories
Anyone can sell a decoration, you just have to look at the stores filled with mass-produced plastic baubles and cheap 'knock-off' wooden decorations.
For us, our authentic decorations are so special, they becomes a little Christmas memory. For you, they will represent a time and place, bringing back fond memories of Christmases past. It could be a moment in your child’s life, or a memory of a gift from Grandma. Year on year, it will help make your family's Christmas just that little bit brighter.
We hope you love our site and our amazing products. This humble little business is a labour of love for Kristie and I and we hope our work brings a little Christmas joy to you and your family.
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