Teresa Thibault, the founder of Heart Gifts by Teresa, has captured the essence of Christmas through her beautifully hand-designed and hand-painted ornaments.
Heart Gifts by Teresa (Kannapolis)
📍 2507 S Main St, Kannapolis, NC 28081
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Located in Kannapolis, her company has gained recognition for its exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail. Recently featured on ABC News in the “Made in America: Ornaments for Christmas” segment, Teresa’s ornaments have become a symbol of joy and have captured the attention of the nation.
- Around 32 years ago, Teresa embarked on a search for ornaments that truly captured the story of Christmas. Failing to find what she was looking for, she took matters into her own hands.
In 1992, she started designing and creating ornaments herself, initially intending them for her own family’s Christmas tree. The following year, she participated in the Southern Christmas Show, known as the largest Christmas event in North America, which attracts over 100,000 visitors each year.
It was at this event that Teresa’s business began, paving the way for her success. In an interview with Spectrum News, Teresa expressed her gratitude for the Southern Christmas Show, stating, “I’m very humbled by the success and so grateful for the Southern Christmas Show.”
- Through hard work and dedication, Teresa’s business, Heart Gifts by Teresa, has thrived. Today, she employs eight talented painters who hand-paint up to 175 ornaments each day, offering hundreds of different designs.
Her craftsmanship has attracted the attention of renowned names such as SeaWorld, NASA, and Dollywood, who have commissioned her to create custom ornaments.
Teresa’s inspiring journey serves as a reminder to aspiring entrepreneurs to never give up on their dreams. From humble beginnings at her kitchen table, she has built a successful business that continues to spread joy and happiness each Christmas season. Teresa encourages others with a business plan to persevere, stating, “This started at my kitchen table. Now look where God has taken it.”
If you are interested in Teresa’s handcrafted ornaments, Heart Gifts by Teresa continues to accept orders online and over the phone. Shipping is available, and local customers can also utilize the convenient drive-up window for order pickup. The last day the company will be open before Christmas is this Thursday, but same-day shipping and pickup options are available. For more information, visit their website at Americanornaments.com or contact them at 704-782-3869.
- Teresa is grateful for all the support and told us “I’ve been overwhelmed by all the calls and orders we’ve gotten; it has been wonderful… Merry Christmas!”
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