The Twelve Months of
I love Christmas!
And sharing it with my family and friends!
Pat & Randy Hutchinson
The Twelve Months of Christmas came about in a strange
way. In 2002, my husband, Randy and I went to Las Vegas.
As we were going to the hotel, I noticed a panel truck with
“Jones Christmas Shop” on it. As soon as I arrived at the
hotel, I looked their number up in the phone book and gave
them a call. During a break in gaming, I took some time to
visit their shop. And visit the shop I did! I spent 4 hours
browsing and upon leaving the store I thanked the owners
and told them how much I enjoyed seeing all of their
They told me that if I liked their shop, I should go to Atlanta
and visit Americas-Mart where buyers order Christmas
merchandise for their stores. I made the trip to Atlanta and it
was like dying and going to Heaven. While in the MeraVic
Showroom, a rep got an order form out. I told her I wasn't
going to order anything and that I was just looking.
Apparently Lisa was an extremely good sales rep because I
placed a substantial order for a non-existing business. And
that is how The Twelve Months of Christmas came to be.
With my passion for Christmas and decorating, and Randy's
love of construction, we have built a thriving business that
brings joy not only to us but to all who enter our Christmas
Store. From our first year in a 2,000 sq. ft. building to the
current 13,000 sq. feet, we continually work on improving our
building and the displays within. This year you will see over 50
decorated trees ranging in size from 1 ft. to 16 feet, all hand
decorated by me (with a little help from Randy on the 16
footer). We even came up with a couple of very unique ideas
for trees in 2014.
The Twelve Months of Christmas has become a true “family”
business with my daughter Roxi attending Market with me each
year. Our grand-children have decorated a couple of smaller
trees and make it a full family effort each fall. Our son-in-law
even pitches in by creating the Twelve Months of Christmas
website and Facebook Page for me. Christmas in Bedford is
truly a family affair!
Above: The Twelve Months of Christmas in Bedford and
Young Patricia on Christmas Morning