Each year we open our Melbourne Christmas shop for 4 months from September. While I wish we were sitting under a palm tree reading a great book in the off-season, it is the time when the store is closed we plan, buy and most importantly revamp our store hoping to create a wonderful new experience for everyone who visits. And of course 2016 is no different. (To see the summary of style and products for the 2016 Christmas themes visit the website).
So, throughout August we worked to create our new Christmas wonderland. Working with our Christmas Themes for the year, we decide our main themes for the season. Every year there are obviously some traditional colours that must be part of our display - silver, gold, red, green. But every year we see fresh styles and fresh uses of these traditional themes. Our store comprises 5 main rooms. Our first 3 rooms are full of our theme displays, then we have a room of Christmas trees and our final space for ball packs and craft supplies.
This year we decided our first feature display would be the Botanic Traditions. Focusing on the magnificent range of flowers, and picks that can be added to your Christmas tree or display, the colours are traditional red, green and a touch of gold. In this room we also have our whimsical display. Still using red and green, there is the addition of white and whimsical reindeer, santa and snowman.