Ravenna – House of Holiday Ornaments (HO HO) is a long-standing business in Ravenna and has been for more than 14 years, riding out the economic rollercoaster. Owner Barbara Burns said when she originally planned for the shop she was looking for ornaments, hand -carved Santas and Pipka Santas. She chose the name House of Holiday Ornaments because she could make the acronym HO HO and use it as a logo. Although HO HO is still sometimes used, do not mistake it for just a Christmas store. This store has a lot more to offer than just Christmas items.
Over the years the shop has developed into so much more and now carries a variety of gift items including Willow Tree, Possible Dreams, Figurines, Jim Shore items and Crabtree & Evelyn Beauty products as well. They also carry a few religious items, candles, home décor and more. They are located at 224 West Main Street in downtown Ravenna and their hours of operation are Tuesday thru Friday 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday 10 am-2 pm.
When you walk in the door you will see their famous upside down tree decorated for season. When I was there they had a fall Halloween motif on the tree with jack-o-lantern ornaments. Mrs. Burns said she changes it to a Thanksgiving motif after Halloween by removing the Jack-O-lantern ornaments. The Friday after Thanksgiving is Ravenna’s Midnight Madness where the area businesses stay open late and kick off the Christmas season. That is when the tree will take on a Christmas motif.
Right now the shop is showcasing their fall collections along with their regular items. The orange, browns, black and yellows are prominantly displayed as one enters the door, and will soon be exchanged for reds and greens as they change over to their Christmas displays for the Midnight Madness scheduled for the day after Thanksgiving.
New items this season are the wickless scented candles shaped like bowls that have various items molded into the wax giving them texture and visual appeal. These candles are scented and just need a little scuffing to revive their scent.
The store has many home décor items for a variety of seasons and holidays and is not just a Christmas store. Stop in and check them out you will be surprised at the items they carry.