SOURCE: Christopher Radko

Christopher Radko

October 19, 2009 07:00 ET

Christopher Radko's® 2009 Line of Celebrations by Radko Holiday Ornaments Now Available Exclusively at Kmart

New Holiday Ornaments Feature Contemporary Look at Affordable Prices

GASTONIA, NC--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - The Christopher Radko Company, the producer of fine holiday collectables and decor, has announced that its 2009 line of Celebrations by Radko™ ornaments, is now available exclusively at Kmart stores and online at www.kmart.com.

First introduced in 2008, the Celebrations by Radko holiday ornaments have a very broad appeal due to the delightfully whimsical collection with classic themes and modern color palettes. The line, which is available exclusively online and at Kmart stores, provides holiday shoppers with greater accessibility and a more affordable entry point to begin or expand their Christopher Radko collections.

"This season we are thrilled to offer more fun, modern designs through our Celebrations by Radko line," said Heather Shepardson, CEO of Rauch Industries. "Having spent almost a quarter century creating fine European glass ornaments, Christopher Radko inspires longtime and new collectors. With Celebrations by Radko, we are able to make it possible for millions of new collectors to get started with our special glass ornaments at an exceptional value."

The 2009 Celebrations by Radko collection includes 24 new hand blown figural glass ornaments featuring a variety of decorative embellishments such as heavy glitter treatments, vibrant colors, and hand painted detail. This year the collection also includes eight new ten-piece coordinating value packs containing 10 painted and glittered ball drops, five new six-piece mini figural sets and five, sixteen-piece solid and glitter ball sets of ornaments.

Some ornaments will feature traditional Christmas and winter themes such as Santa, snowmen, polar bears and penguins, while others will be personalized ornaments dedicated to family members such as Mom, Dad, and first Christmas.

Pricing starts at $9.99 and will be available this holiday season at Kmart stores across the U.S. and online at www.kmart.com. For more photos and information about Celebrations by Radko please visit www.CelebrationsbyRadko.com.

About Christopher Radko®

For almost a quarter of a century the Christopher Radko® name has symbolized the Standard of Excellence within the giftware industry as the unparalleled producer of the finest handmade European-made glass ornaments. The seasoned design team of Radko Artists work tirelessly focusing on market trends and innovative design techniques to ensure that each collection created is worthy of the "Radko" name. The Christopher Radko brand is distributed and marketed through independent gift stores, major department stores and specialty retailers nationwide. For more information regarding the Christopher Radko Division of Rauch Industries, Inc, please call 1-800-71-RADKO.

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