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Louise & Rach T at Nurnberg Christkindlesmarkt Dec 1988

Me in 1988 in Germany (with my Aussie mate Rach)

Me now!

Since December 1988 when, as a 16 year old exchange student in Germany, I walked into the original Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Village Shop in Rothenburg, I have been in love with Christmas decorations.

Being a small-town Australian girl, feeling lost, miserable and homesick at the time, Käthe Wohlfahrt’s incredible shop was like a Christmas Disneyland to me.

The colour, beauty and pure joy that the shop eminated brought me out of my misery and filled me with an overwhelming happiness.

I’ll never forget the gift that was for me at the time – way greater than any material Christmas gift I’ve ever received.

Kathe Wohlfahrts shopt Xmas Tree Inside Shopt - 1988

Inside Kathe Wohlfahrt’s Christkindlmarkt & Weihnachtsdorf (Christmas Village) in Rothenburg, December 1988

So this website is my way of creating a virtual space of Christmas colour, beauty and joy, similar to the experience I had in Rothenburg.

Since 1988, I have collected Christmas tree decorations from around the world. I bought my first decoration at the famous Nürnberg Christkindlesmarkt, and my collection grew from there. 

This site is a hub for all of the most beautiful, high quality, novel Christmas Decorations available across the World (Wide Web). We do not sell directly from our site, but we plan to find you the cream of the crop of decorations from as many countries as we can find.

We’ve done the searching for you. We’ve found rare, beautiful, novel ornaments and Christmas collectibles from both large online Christmas sites and tiny online Christmas sites.

Some of our links are affiliate links (ie. We get a commission for referring you to these sites), but most links are NOT affiliate links.

Our commitment, first and foremost, is to find you the best, highest quality, beautiful and rare Christmas Decorations from across the globe (or internet), and put them here on one site for you to access.

Our aim is for this to be your headquarters for finding the finest, premium Christmas decorations from every country in the world (or as many as we can find!!).

If you know of a high quality Christmas website or Christmas ornament sales site that we haven’t discovered yet, please let us know about it and we’ll search it up and to their best Christmas decorations.

Christmas, for me, is about celebration, community, connection, family, friends, love and joy. It’s a time when the most unexpected people turn into big kids and cover their houses in lights and festive colours in order to bring joy to others.

I wrote a blog on another site of mine about how I feel about the festive season if you’re interested, check it out here.

And if you’re interested in who I am, there’s more info here. Otherwise, in a nutshell, I’m an Australian single Mum of an 11-year-old daughter (my angel!) who has many passions and goals in life, despite currently living with and managing a chronic health condition. I am an online entrepreneur, full of dreams and ideas who wants to make a difference in the world and put a smile on as many faces as possible.

So Keep Smiling my friends

And enjoy our Christmas site!

Louise Bibby

Some more photos of my 1988 Christmas in Germany

The Brochure of the Weihnachtsdorf (Christmas Village) that I picked up when I was there

 Brochure Kathe Wohlfahrt Christkindlmarkt Weinachtsdorf middle

Brochure Kathe Wohlfahrt Christkindlmarkt Weinachtsdorf frontBrochure Kathe Wohlfahrt Christkindlmarkt Weinachtsdorf back

Inside & Outside the Kathe Wohlfahrt Christkindlmarkt & Weihnachtsdorf in 1988

 

Christkindlmarkt Kathe Wohlfahrt Shop front

The Original Kathe Wohlfahrt Christmas Village in Rothenburg – December 1988

Kathe Wohlfahrts shop Xmas Tree Inside Shop - 1988

Inside the magical Christmas Village. This was taken from the second floor looking down. It was just gorgeous & far beyond anything this little Aussie country girl had ever seen!

 

The Nurnberg Christkindlmarkt – December 1988