In 1986 the Ciardo family opened a small country store located 5 miles west of Wausau, where we offered glass Christmas ornaments, holiday accents, and floral. With a small advertising budget, we managed to draw customers to our destination business. We always said, "it's not the drive, it's the destination", which came to be so true. After 8 years we outgrew our small country store; in 1994 we built a new building with 2 levels, the main floor for furniture and home accents, with an added Christmas room for glass ornaments, trees and holiday decor. The upstairs for floral designing. We loved our established business and all the customers we came to know as friends, but all good things do eventually come to an end. As our family grew and moved on, so did my husband, Joe, and I. We needed more time to enjoy life.
In 2013, we began operating as a virtual online store only, closing our storefront of 27 years, a bitter-sweet moment for our entire family. The change provided us with weekends and more free time to travel. The new challenge for us, how do we get found on the World Wide Web. Through trial and error, orders began coming in; enjoyment came from seeing what part of the country the orders were originating from. A whole new world opened up for us.
Life would change in 2019 as we all knew it, the Covid-19 Pandemic hit! The website entered into another new phase, people were shopping and ordering online more than ever before in the history of the internet. This meant more merchandise in inventory to fill the orders, challenging at best. The supply chain came to a screeching halt, we struggled to get orders filled. Today, we are back on track to have one of the busiest holiday seasons ever. We look forward to fulfilling our Mission.
Janice Ciardo, Owner
Each and every season, we're excited about the NEW inventory to arrive. By June, we had forgotten what we ordered at the Dallas Show in January, so the arrival of each shipment is as exciting as Christmas itself. Take a moment and browse through all the ornament collections for the upcoming Holiday.
We at Exclusively Christmas pride ourselves in offering the finest glass ornaments that in most cases cannot be found in large Department and Craft Stores. Our Mission is to provide our customers with a selection of glass Christmas ornaments, and an impressive array of top quality holiday decor.