Frequently Asked Questions

Why are you only open 3 months?

We are open only three months so that we can preserve the excitement and anticipation of the season. It makes the experience of visiting that much more enjoyable! You may wonder, then, why the name is The TWELVE Months of Christmas?  The name actually came before the business! Pat and Roxi enjoyed decorating, and talked about a business...decided the name before the concept of the actual business was formed. 

What do you do the other 9 months?

Attend Market in Atlanta to buy awesome Christmas stuff…Plan new layout for the store...Rearrange fixtures and displays in store…Clean, Paint, Repair as necessary…Receive shipments…Open, inspect, tag merchandise…Create displays throughout 13,000 square feet...Goof off a little…Vacation...Receive more shipments…Open, inspect, tag more merchandise…Create more displays and decorate trees…Anxiously anticipate opening day!! (Scroll down the page to see more...)

Who does all the decorating?

Pat is the one! Her passion for Christmas combined with her love of decorating drives her. Though the store could not come together without the endless energy and commitment from Randy who moves the furniture and fixtures, climbs the ladder, and makes all the seemingly impossible stuff look easy! Roxi contributes by decorating areas throughout the store as well.

Where do you find all your unique products?

Every January, Pat and Roxi attend the Buyer's Market in Atlanta. At Americas Mart, vendors from around the country and around the world have showrooms with their products on display. It is a week-long adventure of exploring to find new, unique, high-quality merchandise to share with you. Orders are placed in the showroom and scheduled for delivery throughout the year.

What was this building before?

Just before becoming The Twelve Months of Christmas, our building was the location of Kern Paper and Supply. Many years ago, it was the home of B&B Electric, a seller of appliances and other home goods. When you visit, ask to see the old photographs of the building. 

How long has this store been in business?

We celebrate our 16th Season in 2017. Our first year open, the store was located on the Square on "I" Street. When Pat was approached by someone wanting to buy that building, she was pleased to have an excuse to find something bigger! And with each passing season, more of the building space has been used... now covering all three floors.