Kurt S. Adler, Inc. as we know it, began after the end of World War II, when Kurt brought these skills with him and tried to export general goods to countries that needed products after the war. As the business grew and European economies began to recover, he shifted his focus to imports. In the 1950s, Christmas decorations were first offered.
Beautiful handmade angels from East and West Germany found an enthusiastic audience in America. The line was expanded with glass ornaments from Czechoslovakia, ceiling decorations from Germany, and miniature lights from Italy. Suddenly, America was ablaze with festive decorations that offered a European touch.
Now, almost 75 years later, Kurt S. Adler, Inc. is the leading importer and distributor of Christmas decorations. Based in New York City and a state-of-the-art distribution center, the business is still run today by Kurt Adler's sons, Howard, Clifford and Karen. It has also become a third generation family business as Kurt's grandchildren have joined the company, continuing to uphold its longstanding values. As a family business, we strive to make all employees, customers and suppliers feel like they are part of the family as well, with customers and employees going back 30, 40 and even 50 years.
Our customers can attest to our high quality products that contain both the latest trends and classic pieces. Kurt Adler and the Santa's World brand showcase talented designers and iconic licenses with products from some 200 factories in 15 countries. We exhibit at various trade shows throughout the year, and have multiple showrooms across the country that are open year-round.
Each of our showrooms is staffed with experienced salespeople who are eager to help. Our products range from tree decorations, handmade nutcrackers and lighting, to garlands, stockings, nativity scenes, tableware and much more. Christmas decorations have sentimental value and are the way to vivid memories.
An ornament allows these memories to be reflected year after year, and inspires people to relive that memory. With over 20,000 items to use as inspiration Kurt Adler maintains a strong presence in the world of Christmas so that we can continue to have the privilege of helping to create beautiful memories and decorations for generations to come, as we have done since 1946.