For Owners Of Christine’s Hallmark, Stores Are Part Of The Family

Christine and Patrick Molitor have traveled many roads during their marriage. Early paths were dramatic. Some turns were pragmatic, and some came from the mouths of babes.

“We worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service,” Christine Molitor says. “That’s where we met in Minnesota 30 years ago.”

Their jobs required constant moves.

“We were working at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin and came to an unusual crossroad. We were going to move to Idaho and become smoke jumpers, or we were going to move to Michigan and open Hallmark stores,” Christine explains.

“One choice was our passion, and one was logic—the best choice for having a family and for settling down,” she says. “We made the Hallmark choice in 1996.”

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