Catherine Lillywhite grew up watching and helping her father, a pioneer in the Christmas decoration industry, covering pine cones with silver and gold glitter using a unique new process for those times. Her father’s career was cut short when he was stricken with an extremely aggressive cancer, at a very young age.
Twenty years later, two children and half a world away from those treasured childhood memories of her native Hong Kong, she was overcome finding those same types of decorations, in a Christmas store, in upstate New York.
Catherine does not believe that was the catalyst that brought her into the gift industry, but she does believe that her father would be very proud of the business that she has created.
From the very beginnings with decorative products that she crafted herself by hand, up until now, with a unique and eclectic mixture of holiday items, gifts, decorative and personal accessories she has created an extremely attractive, one stop shopping experience for all the retailers that are her friends and followers. She was at the forefront of the move to introduce personal accessories to the gift market.