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Testimonials from Happy Holiday Shop Clients


Date: 3/15/2019

We absolutely love working with The Holiday Shop! We’ve used their services for three years, and the process could not be any easier. Everything is seamless- from the initial reservation, package delivery, cash register app and return policy to their outstanding customer service. We have found the best partner for our large event, and I also look forward to using them for years to come.

Megan D.
Elmhurst District


Date: 2/22/2019

We have used for the past 2 years and also have them booked for our holiday shop next school year already. The products are shipped directly to the school, we set everything up for the kids to view, it’s a big hit, and when the sale is over we box it up and ship it back. So easy and products are great! A win win for all!

Matthew J. School PTO


Date: 2/15/2019

With this being our first Holiday Shop to do, I was a little nervous. It was a great fundraiser and we will definitely have one every year from now on. The support and customer service is GREAT!!!….Sharon H.

Kleberg PTA


Date: 2/14/2019

Our PTA loves working with School Holiday Shop. It is a smooth, easy process & we always enjoy seeing what items we receive!

The kids in our school really look forward to the “Santa Store” and it wouldn’t be possible without School Holiday Shop & because of their awesome staff!

So thank you for all you do!


Goreville Schools
PTA Vice President


Date: 2/13/2019

Our school participates in this program every year. The kids love it and the staff is easy to work with. We’ve been with them for quite a few years, and will continue to do business with them. Chris is always pleasant and courteous. Furthermore, she helps with every aspect of the store. This is a great program to get your school involved with!

West Valley
Courtney V.



Date: 2/12/2019

Our school has been using the for the last seven years. The merchandise is of great quality and the customer Service is outstanding. Chris Stevens does a very professional job making sure all of our needs are met.

I would highly recommend the company to any school.

Karen M.



Date: 2/22/2018

The School Holiday Shop that our school did as a fundraiser this year was one of the most fun times our school had together all school year.  The older kids helped the younger kids in their shopping experience. The children of all ages got to shop for their family members without the presence of their parents there, and this was just wonderful to watch as an adviser.

Chris was just such a pleasure to work with and so helpful with every step.  The availability of absolutely everything we needed for the whole store was so easy in unpacking and setting up, and having everything we could have asked for.  This is something that we want to do every year and are excited for next year to do it again!

(OK thank you again so so much Chris for absolutely everything and I’m sorry these are a little late getting back to you but they are so heartfelt and I can’t thank you enough for everything you did for both of these fundraisers!!!)

Beth Cody

Websterville Christian Academy


Date: 2/20/2018

Every year our PTA votes to host a “Santa Store” or holiday shop and love it! It is a fun and easy way to give back to our school. The children also love the Santa Store and being able to purchase gifts for their loved ones for Christmas. The entire process is easy and worth every minute. Thank you for making it possible for us to host an event such as this.


The Goreville School PTA


Date: 2/9/2018

My son had bought me a mug for Christmas and when it was accidentally put in the dishwasher by my husband and destroyed it. My son was going to be heartbroken because he was super excited to get me that.

So, long story short I tried to find one to order online… But couldn’t since it was exclusively sold by this company.

So I was a little disheartened but reached out to the company and they got another mug shipped out to my address within a day.

I am beyond happy and pleased with how everything was handled and how quick to respond everyone was.

The past few months have been kind of rough for our family so the last thing I wanted to do was break my little boy’s heart, but this company made sure that didn’t have to happen.

Chris was a pleasure to talk to as well, she made sure to take down my info and get another mug out to me.



Katie Hansen Ohio


Date: 2/7/2018

Holiday shoppe:

“This is our 2nd year in a row working with Tracy Hamilton/ Schoolholidayshop. So it was very easy to set up and our rep was great! She also never rushed us, always answered us very promptly to all our questions. The first year we were accidentally signed up for inventory count and our numbers didn’t add up right. Our rep helped put more money back in our pockets by changing us to no count, even after our event.

Even when weather changed our event dates, there was no rush to get the inventory back. Finally, she helped make invoicing easy and even rushed our late placed order in time for our last holiday event.

It was a great experience and will recommend to our next board members!”

Kristin S.


Glen Burnie, MD


Date: 2/5/2018

We use the School Holiday Shop for our PTO Santa Store and catalog sales. It is the easiest fundraising we have ever done. The products are good quality, very competitively priced, and parents and students are always pleased with the variety. So would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for fundraising options.






Fantastic customer service!  My son broke the toy he bought from the School Holiday Shop.  I emailed offering to buy a new one and was offered one to ship to me for free!  Thank you so much!

Ronit J.
Ben Franklin Elementary




I have worked with Chris at the Holiday shop for the last 7 years. It has been a pleasure to work with the friendly staff, the ease of ordering and always have exceptional customer service.  The kids and staff at our school also enjoy the variety of product and pricing options.  Additionally, the instructions on how to operate the shop and materials that are sent are easy to use and make the shop fun and easy for us as volunteers to put together.  Looking forward to another holiday season!

Carissa U.
Adams Central Wallace

Date: 1/5/16

Great company….great customer service…..great experience…..I cannot say enough great things about this company and the “in school holiday gift shop” we did with them. Firstly, the initial contract and order is easy to set-up. Secondly, product receipt and check-in is effortless. Furthermore, the order agents were courteous and re-orders are received the next business day. Finally, bags, table pricing tents and signage all come to your school ready to promote the sale. I could not have asked for all around better goods service for the Holiday Shop sale at our school. Two years in a row…a profitable experience for our school.
Three Oak Elementary School


Date: 12/15/15

“Our school grew by over 125 students this year and we didn’t have the room and storage area at the school to do a traditional Holiday Gift Shop.  We worked with Angie and Joe to create a walk-by gift shop.  Our students did their shopping and placed their orders before the Thanksgiving Break.  Our large order, which was in the $10,000.00 range, was turned around in less than a week and we were able to get the gifts sorted and wrapped and out to the students a week before their Christmas break.

The staff at the School Holiday Shop was available whenever we had a question and for any reorders that we had to do.  Additionally, reorders were always received within 2 business days.  We also enjoyed working and getting to know both Joe and Angie.  At all times, they treated us with the attitude that the customer always comes first.”



Additional Testimonials

Thank you again for another successful Holiday Boutique! The PTA sponsors this annual Holiday Boutique to give the 400 students in our school a chance to shop for their family members. For several years we have been contracting with Tracy Hamilton / School Holiday Shops, because of the terrific selection of affordable merchandise. However, your company makes the entire process such a pleasure, by including the colorful parent letters, the $ envelopes for the children, the coordinated table cloths and shopping bags….and the lovely posters that we hang around the school. We truly appreciate that additional merchandise can be shipped to us the next day in the event that we run low on particular items. So we thank you for your wonderful customer service/support and we most definitely look forward to another year of working with you. We highly recommend any school organization to give it a try!

Thank you,
Cynthia T.
Montessori 31 PTA Treasurer/Fundraiser

Date: 2/25/2015

I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for helping make our school Holiday Shop such a success. In previous years, someone purchased all of the items for sale and then we were either running out to buy more or stuck with returning things. This was the first year that we ran it as an order taker sale and you were the only company willing to work with us. We could not have done it without the help and support of your entire staff! Thanks again!

Melissa B.
Holiday Shop Chair
Brookside Elementary School

So I want to thank you both again for the third successful “Holiday Shop” we held for of children. I am so happy I found your company to handle this fundraiser. Both of you have made the experience enjoyable. The organized way you handle things makes things so much easier on my end. The quality of the merchandise you supplied was beyond what I had expected. Furthermore, I have gotten numerous compliments from families about how nice the gifts were that their children picked out. Keep up the great work, I also look forward to doing it again next Christmas!

St. Therese School

The PTA at my school had always been impressed with the customer service of Tracy Hamilton but after doing the holiday shop for the first time we are even more impressed. We were walked through both by Chris and the fool proof written instructions. The merchandise was just what the kids wanted and I am sure after enjoying the success of last years shop we will have the holiday shop for many years to come. You guys Rock.

Custer School

A Wonderful Christmas Story

Shortly before Christmas, my 4-year-old grandson gave me a pair of Christmas tree earrings that he had purchased at the Three Oaks Elementary Christmas fair with the few dollars that was essentially his entire Christmas budget. I melted. So I put them in a “safe” place and later realized I had lost them. I panicked; because I could not disappoint him by not wearing them on Christmas. So I contacted Amber Sloan through the Three Oaks PTA, who got in touch with, who had supplied the merchandise for their Christmas sale. Amber explained my dilemma. This company-with-a- heart shipped the earrings by overnight express to me…..just in time for Christmas… no charge to me! Thank you, Amber, and School!
Susan F.