Jim Smith's Christmas Trees sold trees
for the first time in 1975 at the old Barbeque King location on
Pleasantburg Drive in Greenville, S.C.. I partnered with my
father-in-law, Harley Woods, who sold cedar trees with his father at the
State Farmers Market on Rutherford Road. Before that, they sold
trees at the Tailgate Produce Market on Court Street in downtown
Greenville. They sold Christmas Trees downtown until the new
Greenville Farmers Market opened in 1949 at its present location.
My wife, Elaine,
grew up with Christmas Trees sales being a part of every Christmas season.
When we married, I became interested in Christmas Trees and her father and
I opened the location on Pleasantburg Drive. After selling at this
location for 4 years we moved to Haywood Road where we have sold for more
than 45 years. Today, our new permanent
location is 9383 Augusta Road, Pelzer, SC where we not only sell
Christmas trees, but also Wreaths, Garland, Stands, and other accessories.
Over the years we have met many
wonderful people who have become great customers as well as friends.
We have watched our children grow into adults and now see their children
come and select their family tree. This means two things; First is
we are getting older and hopefully wiser. Second and the most
important is a satisfied customer that returns year after year.
Everyone at Jim Smith's Christmas
Trees wants to Thank-You for your loyalty and continued support.
Always remember without you we could not exist.