TARRYTOWN, NY--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - The Christopher Radko Company, the producer of fine holiday collectables and decor, today announced a series of special holiday ornament signing events being held at select retailers across the country throughout the 2009 holiday season. Open to the public, the events will be hosted by the Christopher Radko talented artists who look forward to meeting collectors and signing their ornaments.

The events will be held at select major retailers including Bloomingdales, Dillards, Lord & Taylor and Nordstrom as well as smaller specialty retailers across the country. Locations include Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Florida, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. For a complete listing of dates, times and locations please visit http://www.christopherradko.com/.

"It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to meet the people who love and appreciate our handcrafted ornaments," said Joe Walden, Christopher Radko artist. "As an artist, I get a lot of inspiration from them and in return we are able to show our gratitude in person. We thoroughly enjoy the questions and discussions about the ornaments, process and ideas."

Exquisite workmanship and handcrafted details are the hallmark of all Christopher Radko creations. Using time honored techniques dating back more than two centuries, Christopher Radko ornaments rekindle the holiday traditions of yesteryear while keeping the magic of Christmas alive for generations to come. The artist signing events are being held so that holiday enthusiasts and collectors can meet the designers who create these timeless treasures.

"Signing events are a fun and festive way for our collectors to kick off the holiday season," said Heather Shepardson, CEO of Christopher Radko. "We love these events because we get great feedback and the opportunity to hear wonderful personal stories about how our creations have been a special part of annual holiday traditions. Signed ornaments make excellent gifts or great extensions to an existing collection."

The artistry of The Christopher Radko Collection has been featured in the White House, the Vice President's residence, the Governor's residence in Connecticut, Woodlawn Plantation and Gracie Mansion, official residence of the mayor of New York. Well-known collectors include Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert DeNiro, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.

The new 2009 Christopher Radko line of ornaments will available for sale and signature at all signing events. With such a wide variety of styles and so many themes to choose from, there is something for everyone. To see the view the 2009 line of Christopher Radko ornaments, please visit our website at: www.christopherradko.com.

About Christopher Radko®

For almost a quarter of a century the Christopher Radko® name has symbolized the Standard of Excellence within the giftware industry as the unparalleled producer of the finest handmade European-made glass ornaments. The seasoned design team of Radko Artists work tirelessly focusing on market trends and innovative design techniques to ensure that each collection created is worthy of the "Radko" name. The Christopher Radko brand is distributed and marketed through independent gift stores, major department stores and specialty retailers nationwide. For more information regarding the Christopher Radko Division of Rauch Industries, Inc, please call 1-800-71-RADKO.

Contact Information: Contact: Heather Shepardson CEO of Christopher Radko 914.345.6114