The Press Newspaper
The Christmas Shoppe at Bench’s Greenhouse & Nursery in Elmore is celebrating its 20th year of helping to make the holidays brighter for area families.
It all began in 1994 when owners Donald and Janice Bench wanted to extend the season for the full-time employees at Bench’s. They started growing poinsettias – a holiday favorite – and the shop started offering them, along with Christmas decorations, cemetery items and live trees.
Today, the shop is a one-stop holiday destination featuring more than 20,000 ornaments, live greens and wreaths and close to 200 artificial tree displays.
In the past decade, The Christmas Shoppe at Bench’s expanded its inventory to include holiday gift items in addition to the traditional favorite decorations.
New for 2013, shoppers will find Willow Tree® by Demdaco angels and nativity pieces in addition to giftware including Davinci® Beads, PS Designs scarves and jewelry by Victoria Leland Designs. Hundreds of new collegiate items and ornaments adorn the numerous tree displays within the 6,000 square foot holiday store.
Beginning in late November, handmade cemetery items will be available for purchase or custom designed items can be ordered. Local designers are also featured including Imagine Art by RVI Industries and Jessicups by Jessica Cable.
Need holiday baked goods and don’t have the time? Troyer’s of Walnut Creek baked goods are freshly delivered to The Christmas Shoppe at Bench’s.
Upcoming special events include Gala Holiday Open House Weekends Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 22-24. On Dec. 7 miniature gardening enthusiasts can learn how to add some ho, ho and snow to their fairy gardens at a “Festive Fairy” Party, set for 10 a.m.
Located at 18063 W. SR 105, the Christmas Shoppe at Bench’s is open daily at 9 a.m. For more information, call 419-862-3596 or visit www.benchsgreenhouse.com.
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