Those of us who make Christmas for a living are a close knit group that cares deeply about our friends in the industry.

A few days ago, we lost a giant with the passing of Bob Byers, Sr. Bob and his wife, Joyce, had the vision and wisdom to create a beloved part of so many families Christmas traditions with the creation of the Byers’ Choice Caroler Christmas figurines in Chalfont, PA.

Not satisfied with running just a successful company, Bob handed the reins to his sons, Bob, Jr and Jeff, who continued this wonderful company’s traditions with their mother as he focused on being a beloved member of his community and acting on several charitable boards and foundations in an effort to make the world a better place.

His passing comes at a time of year when thousands of families are displaying their beloved carolers as part of their Christmas tradition—what a fitting tribute to Bob, his family, and his company.

The Vaillancourt family were honored to know and work with him and his family. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Joyce, Bob, Jr, Jeff, and the entire Byers family.

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