Why you should visit Miles Kimball
Unique Gifts and Unexpected Finds at an Affordable Price
The Miles Kimball Company is a leader in the direct merchandise business — offering cards, gifts, helpful household items, and unique food products. Operating from the shores of the Fox River in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the business consists of several distinct brands: Miles Kimball, Christmas Cards by Miles Kimball and Mrs. Kimball’s Candy Shoppe.
It all began in 1934, when an ambitious young man named Miles went into business with a simple idea: to market a Christmas card in which the design spelled out the name of the sender. With a Minneapolis phone book and some borrowed cash, Miles printed and mailed personalized cards to every “Johnson” household in the Twin Cities. The response was fantastic and provided Miles Kimball with enough seed money to produce his first catalog.
Decades later, Christmas cards — the idea that started it all — are still produced and personalized in Oshkosh. Specializing in exclusively designed ornaments, labels, children’s accessories, outdoor decor and gifts, the personal touch continues to be the Miles Kimball hallmark.