A: Well, it felt like a natural progression for us. Prior to opening the shop, I spent 16 Christmases as a volunteer designer at the White House. In 2000, my husband and I bought some property which included a big building that was originally used as a builder’s supply store. We didn’t know exactly what to do with it, because we already had the flower shop, so the first year we used just a small portion of it for a Christmas shoppe. It was such a hit that we’ve added on every year since then.