In November 1992, Dave Francis first picked up a carving knife and a block of wood and began a journey that turned pastime to passion – and a life-long dedication to creating one-of-a-kind Santas. Read more...
Some twenty-five years ago, Department 56 began as part of Bachman's, a premiere retail florist in Minneapolis. Bachman's used a numbering system to identify each of its departments. The number assigned to wholesale gift imports division was, you guessed it, 56. Read more...
Every year Santa and his elves do an amazing job world-wide! We try to keep up to Santa’s standard and here at The Spirit of Christmas we also recruit the elves to help with replying to the hundreds of emails, shipping packages all over the globe and answering the thousand telephone calls and personal inquiries. We trust you will receive extraordinary service in our store and at the check-out counter from the welcoming “Hello” as you enter to the efficient wrapping and checking of your packages.
The Spirit of Christmas management team places orders for the entire year’s product lines in January of each year with periodic top-up orders throughout the year should we start to get low on an item – IF product is still available. Should you have a custom inquiry or require a significant amount of a particular item or items, we are happy to assist. Such orders are best placed a year in advance if possible or notification of our office in November to January for the following Christmas. Terms can definitely be discussed! So you’ll have to forgive us if we are out of your favourite ornament – we’re only as good as our crystal ball will allow!
Throughout the year the management team offers enhancement of the visitor experience through book signings, in-store demonstrations, customer appreciation nights, special promotions and the like. Please click on the link to view a complete calendar of events.
The Spirit of Christmas is in constant motion! New displays are created, new Christmas trees designed and new product arrives almost monthly. There’s always something new to come and see at The Spirit of Christmas! Click the link to take a virtual tour of the store – hosted by our very own Irish Elf #21 – on sabbatical with us for the year!
If we can do anything to make your store visit or your on-line shopping experience better, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for shopping at The Spirit of Christmas, Banff.