Patriotic Tree - Janne and Jerry Fecht's Home - 2008
For many years there was a great little grocery store on Topanga Canyon and Dumetz in Woodland Hills called Gary's. The Thomas Family who ran the store owned a little strip mall there. One of the shops became vacant and Gary encouraged his daughter to open a Christmas tree store. She did. There were a couple of years before the shop really caught on, and when it did Traditions Year-Round Holiday Store really took off.
Today Traditions does most of its business via the internet, but there are still plenty of loyal customers who stayed with the Thomas Family when it moved the operation to a big warehouse in Canoga Park.
My wife Janne and I have a little holiday tree that we decorate for various occasions. With all the hoop-la over the primaries, we thought it would be fun to have a Patriotic Tree. (Don't worry, you won't be getting political propaganda from us anytime soon.)