Byers’ Choice Captures the Spirit of Christmases Past
Joyce Byers made her first carolers because she wanted something reminiscent of her Christmases growing up. As her son Jeff jokes, “Mom’s hobby has gotten a little out of control” and now Byers’ Choice handcrafted carolers are a beloved collectible around the country. The individual care from each artisan in the Byers’ Pennsylvania workshop results in distinctive figures that capture the warmth and spirit of Christmas.
Together, the family now oversees a team of 180 Byers’ Choice artisans in Pennsylvania who handcraft those same creations that started out on the dining room table many years ago. Although the Carolers are sold in thousands of fine gift stores around the world, the company still holds to its starting roots: producing a quality product, at an affordable price, and dedicated to serving its customers and the community in the spirit of Christmas. Each year, Byers’ Choice donates 20% of its profits to charity, making the Salvation Army collection especially meaningful.
The collection has expanded to also celebrate Thanksgiving, Halloween and 4th of July, and every year new pieces are added. This year brings the introduction of taller 15” pieces, starting with three key figures: Walking Caroling Woman, Walking Caroling Man and Walking in Winter Wonderland Santa. Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus are the first figures in the new Nativity series. Shepherds, kings and angels are to follow over the next few years.