What Does It Mean to be an OFFICIAL Gold Crown Store?
To be designated an Official Gold Crown Store it means that Linda's Hallmark and Gift Gallery meets the High Criteria with Hallmark Cards with giving a High Level of Customer Service, along with high quality products and goods.
In 1996 then owners Manny and Mary Borger offered me the opportunity to manage Mary's Hallmark. With the guidance of Manny and Mary, they taught me all aspects of running and owning a Hallmark store. In 2001 Mary lost her battle with cancer and passed away, Manny, Myself and my husband Ray became partners in the business. In 2003 Manny had made the decision to retire and offered Ray and I the privilege of buying the store, of course I accepted. In January of 2003 the longstanding Lakeport business re-opened its doors as Linda's Hallmark and Gift Gallery. In 2017 we expanded into the Redding area with adding our second location.
Ray and I are originally from Humboldt County. Ray was raised in the Garberville area and graduated from South Fork High. I was raised in the town of Fortuna, graduating from Fortuna High. The moment Ray and I relocated to gorgeous Lake County we knew this was where we wanted to raise a family. Now we are the proud parents of two boys Trenten and Cory, each of which are graduates of Clear Lake High. At this moment both Trenten and Cory have completed their enlistments as United States Marines. They both have completed addition schooling and are both in their careers.
I have taken much pride in supporting our local community, especially the kids and our local schools. I've been involved with the Booster Club, Lakeport Enhanced Education Foundation, and the Clear Lake High School Sports Foundation. I am always willing and excited to help a wonderful cause whether it be by donation or just volunteering my time.
Ray and myself would like to thank you for making us such a vital part of your community. We look forward to many more years of helping you enrich the lives of your friends and loved ones.