"Bertrand Christmas Place" Offers Unique Small-Town Shopping Opportunity


Finding a unique Christmas gift may be a bit easier than going to the mall, and could help boost small town economy.

A group of 12 home-based vendors offers that one-stop shopping opportunity.

The 'Bertrand Christmas Place' sells everything from handmade goods to products from Tastefully Simple and Pixie Dots.

It's only open during the month of December, but now in its second year, this business venture provides something extra for the community.

"I think they like there's someplace to shop local and helps get traffic on Main Street, brings the people to town," said store organizer. "It's nice to know it comes from people that live in the same town as your surrounding area and helps support the local businesses."

The store is celebrating its holiday open house this weekend, including regular limited hours through December.

The holiday open house continues Sunday from 1pm-4pm in Bertrand.

REPORTER'S NOTES: Shopping information including updates and store hours can be found on the Bertrand Christmas Place Facebook page.