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Sept. 14th - 16th, 2012

You’re Invited!

In the



Nautical Family and Nautical Table

Summer is always a fun time of year. Going to the beach and relaxing on the sand is a great way to enjoy time with friends and family. However, there is more than just the ocean and sun to be enjoyed! Culinary delights such as fresh seafood, funnel cake and saltwater taffy are some of the treats that can be found along the boardwalk at the shore. â?

Family with Popcorn Popcorn Machine

A Buttery Treat!

Popcorn machines have been delighting families with the warm buttery kernels since the late 1800s. However, popcorn isn't just for eating. Over the years, popcorn has been used in a variety of ways including decorative garland to go on the Christmas tree! ❁


How high can popcorn kernels pop? Up to 3 feet in the air. If you made a trail of popcorn from New York City to Los Angeles, you would need more than 352,028,160 popped kernels.

Of the 6 types of maize/corn— pod, sweet, flour, dent, flint, and popcorn—only popcorn pops!


George Washington


We have been working with the Mount Vernon Ladies Association for years developing George and Martha Washington in various costumes. They have had an exclusive on these figurines until this year, when it was decided they would share this figure of George. We are thrilled and thought you would be, too. ❁

F If you haven’t visited

Mount Vernon, you might want to plan a trip!

Visit the Washingtons’

beautiful historic home,

as well as the outstanding Visitors Center.

And don’t miss the gift shop–it’s wonderful!

Colonial Spring Man and Woman

As we all know, Williamsburg is a wonderful place to visit at Christmas. In Williamsburg, you can step back into history to celebrate this holiday as our ancestors celebrated it 200 years ago. It’s a memorable experience, but let us not forget that Williamsburg is alive and well all year round.

Spring is a great time to visit the beautiful colonial gardens filled with flowers, vegetables, and culinary and medicinal herbs. This Spring, Byers’ Choice’s Williamsburg figures are working in their garden. The straw hat, baskets of flowers, bird bottle and rake all speak to spring and summer. They will make great accent pieces for your home or a lovely gift for a gardening friend. ❁ 215-822-6700


Performances by Gerald Dickens

Design Your Own Caroler® Figurine

Appearance by Artist, James Fiorentino

“Unlacing the Victorian Woman”

Fezziwig Ball

“Oliver” Event Figurine

“The Artful Dodger” Event Figurine

The Magic Lantern Show “Punch & Judy” Show

Christmas in Poland In Poland, Christmas is often described as the Festival of the Star. On Christmas Eve, the children are sent out to spot the night’s first star before a candle is lit and the holiday meal is served. After the feast, the children await a visit from the Star Man who travels from door to door with a group of caroling Star Boys. The Star Man asks the children questions to confirm their religious knowledge before passing out small gifts to all the good children. â? Polish Star Man & Caribou

Boy and Girl with Bicycles



Old English Santa & Old English Mrs. Claus Decorated Tree with Lights

In the 1870’s, the first metal-framed bicycles were introduced. These high-wheeled bikes were eventually called Penny-farthings because of their different wheel sizes. Front wheels could be as wide in diameter as the rider’s legs would allow. In the day, a bike could have cost as much as six months wages. ❁

Old English Mrs. Claus joins our Old English Santa this year — what a classic pair!




Walking Caroling Woman and Man

After many years, we feel that we have developed the best way to handcraft large Carolers®. Our first attempt was made in the early 1980’s, but we never hit on something that we felt worked well. Now we think we have it! Our 19-inch “Walking Caroling Man and Woman,” plus the “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” Santa, capture the Byers’ Choice handcrafted spirit of Christmas. We hope to introduce a new Santa each year

with a Christmas song theme and would like

your help. Please send us the name of your favorite Christmas song, and we will do our

best to create a Santa for the winning melody. One person who submits the winning song title will be selected to receive one of the first prototypes. We look forward to hearing from

you, as we value your participation!

Please submit your entry via:

Mail: Byers’ Choice Ltd., PO Box 158


Chalfont, PA 18914

Facebook: “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” Santa

Deadline: August 1, 2012

Holy Family

Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus are the first figures in our new Nativity Series. Shepherds, Kings, and Angels are to follow over the next few years. â?

Special Performances by Gerald Charles Dickens Fezziwig Ball Behind-the-Scenes Tours

You’re Invited!

Meet the Artisans Design Your Own Caroler® Figurine Entertainment And More!

SEPT. 14 – 16, 2012

B YERS’ CHOI CE LTD. • SEPTEMBER 14 TH – 1 6 TH, 2 0 12 Please indicate the desired quantity for each item below. “Oliver Twist” Event Piece . . . . . . . . . . $6500 ea. (Pick up at event)

QTY ______ “Artful Dodger” Event Piece . . . . . . . . $6500 ea. (Pick up at event)

QTY ______ Light Refreshments & Gerald Dickens “Doctor Marigold” Performance Friday; 5PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4500 ea. QTY ______ Fezziwig Ball & Magic Lantern’s “A Victorian Christmas” Show Saturday; 5PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5500 ea. QTY ______ Salvation Army Soup Lunch . . . . . . . . . $800 ea. QTY ______ SATURDAY QTY ______ SUNDAY Design-Your-Own Caroler® Figurine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6500 ea. AM _____ PM ____ SATURDAY AM _____ PM ____ SUNDAY Dickens Performances: “Mr. Dickens is Coming”. . . . . . . . . . . $1500 ea. QTY_____ SATURDAY 10:30AM QTY_____ SUNDAY 10:30AM “Sikes & Nancy” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1500 ea. QTY_____ SATURDAY 2:30PM QTY_____ SUNDAY 1:30PM Magic Lantern Show: “A Victorian Christmas” . . . . . . . . . . . . $500 ea. QTY_____ SATURDAY NOON QTY_____ SATURDAY 1PM “Unlacing the Victorian Woman” . . . . . $800 ea. QTY_____ SUNDAY NOON QTY_____ SUNDAY 3PM Workshop Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE AM _____ PM ____ SATURDAY AM _____ PM ____ SUNDAY Grand Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $__________ (includes sales tax)

Most items will sell out as space is limited.

Register Today on Make your reservations by August 15, 2012 and receive “Dickens Dollars” — 10% back on your reservation in the form of a credit that can be used during the weekend in our Gift Emporium. Method of Payment: Check made payable to “Byers’ Choice Ltd.” included or Charge My Credit Card: (Check One) ❑ MasterCard ❑ Visa ❑ AmEx ❑ Discover Account #: _____________________ Security Code_________ Exp. Date ____/_____ Name on Card: ____________________________________ Billing Address: ____________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ Signature: ________________________________________ (required for credit card payment)

Please mail tickets to: Name: __________________________________________ Street Address: ____________________________________ City: ____________________ State: _______ Zip:________ Phone: __________________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Customer #

(Located on back cover of mailer)

Please order your tickets online today! Or fill out this form and mail to: 2012 Dickens Festival c/o Byers’ Choice Ltd. PO Box 219 Chalfont, PA 18914-0219

Special Offer To order the limited edition

2012 Dorothy & Toto Caroler® figurine, simply fill out this card and take it to your favorite Byers’ Choice Ltd. Retailer before Sept. 1, 2012 Figure will be ready for pick-up at your local retailer in early October.





2012 Dorothy & Toto


TOTAL $_______

Grand Total: $_______ (Plus Sales Tax if Applicable) Customer #

(Located on back cover of Magazine)

Name ____________________________________ Street__________________________________________________________________ City ____________________________________State ____________Zip __________ Phone __________________________Email __________________________________ Store Name______________________________________________________________

For a Byers’ Choice Retailer near you and additional Special Offer redemption cards, please visit

4355 County Line Road Chalfont, PA 18914

Customer #

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a 12-piece signed set of the “A Christmas Carol” series!


Enter a chance to win a 12-piece signed set of “A Christmas Carol” figurines! We will be randomly picking one winner from our Facebook page.

It's easy to enter: – Visit our Facebook page – "Like" our page

(if you haven't already done so!)

– Wish Charles Dickens a “Happy Birthday” greeting

Contest ends Sept. 20, 2012. Winner will be announced on Facebook by Oct. 1, 2012.

See the complete series on

Good luck!

2012 Byers' Choice Summer Mailer  

Learn more about our "Dickens Celebration" in September, the 2012 Summer Introductions and our 2012 redemption piece, "Dorothy & Toto."

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