- Byers' Choice Collection
- 13" Tall
- Handcrafted in Chalfont PA
Shipping and Handling Included
About Byers' Choice
Byers' Choice Ltd. is an American family-owned and operated Christmas figures and holiday decorations manufacturer located in Chalfont, Pennsylvania. The company is best known for its line of Caroler figures.
Joyce Byers, a former fashion designer and artist created her first Carolers after a trip to London, where she saw winter scenes on display in many shop windows. When she returned home to Pennsylvania, she began to craft her own Christmas figures out of wire, newspaper, fabric, and clay, which she found in her home.
Joyce used the Carolers to decorate around her own home at Christmas; many visitors commented on how much they liked the figures and asked where they had come from. With the help of her husband Robert and their two sons, Joyce spent the next several autumns making new Carolers to give as gifts for friends and family members.
In the early 1970s, Joyce offered some of her creations for sale at a local Women's Exchange and later at other local stores. Within several years, Joyce and her family alone could no longer keep up with the demand and hired several art students to work during the summer to help Joyce fill orders. The family and their employees set up shop amid sheep and geese in their barnyard and made as many Carolers as they could to send to stores during the upcoming Christmas.