The traditional sights, scents, and sounds of the season have a special way of kindling our memories.
The most precious of memories are made with friends and family. It is easy, however, in the rush and bustle of the season to brush aside the things that are most valuable instead of taking the time to cultivate and appreciate them. That’s why we’ve gathered a collection of greetings that we have received from our customers in the past; it’s good to bring these memories out and polish them up and appreciate what made them good enough to save. We’ve also responded to them as if it were just yesterday that we received these greetings in the mail. Consider these our holiday greetings to you, as we remember the good times that we’ve enjoyed with you in the past and look forward to traditions we’ll keep in the future.
When I was young like 6 or 7 I would go with my father to your store as he always bought his Steston hats from you. Your ladder that has wheels on it was too much of a temptetion for me at this age so I would push and then jump on the ladder for a free ride needless to say I knocked off many of your hats and I just know that my father could have disowned me in an instant…needless to say I am now 73 and stil remember your store from this experience…..we lived in Mt Harris.
—Joseph H., Mt. Harris
I’m a native of Colorado and learned to ski in Steamboat. We always stayed at the Rabbit Ears Hotel in the late 60’s early 70’s. I now have family that lives in Steamboat and it is a favorite place to visit and our kids also love it, in fact our middle kid and her fiancé have chosen the mountain for their wedding this summer, due to fond memories of her childhood. We always visit your establishment when we come to Steamboat; your customer service is amazing, I work for a retailer with a rich heritage similar to yours and appreciate how your business is founded on integrity, perseverance, and quality! Love the history of your business. Keep doing what you are doing!!!
—Ginny R., Texas
I’ve been shopping at F.M. Light and Son’s since 1967, when I would visit my uncle who was the district ranger for the US Forest Service, Routt National Forest. Since then, whenever I found myself on US 40 heading east or west in Colorado, I would stop at your shop. The last two trips we picked up first some gorgeous cowboy boots for my wife and just two years ago we found an equally impressive pair of (size 13) Cayman boots for myself. And even if we don’t need anything it is a real joy to see the shop and what you have to offer. Like the old Burma Shave signs along the highways, the F.M. Light and Son’s signs are a joy to see and read. I know I’m getting close when they start to appear.
—William W., Utah
No visit to Steamboat Springs can be complete without a visit to F.M. Light. Every visitor and passer-bye will be taken in by the polite and knowledgeable sales-staff found at the store. One will feel almost empty without buying a hat, a Stetson, jeans or even a pair of original boots! Take it from me, I traveled thousands of miles to see Steamboat Springs – and F.M. Light & Sons. Wish I could have more time to visit as often as I wanted. It was a pleasure to visit your store.
Heinz Rainer, from Sound of Music country
—Heinz R., Austria
Thanks so much for packing up the black hat for me and sending it to the deeeeeep south. It came in perfect shape and fits just right. It was great to be in the store on May 15th. Bill was very helpful to get the size 7 and 3/4 down from the high hook up front. Could have spent much more time in the store but will save that for the next time. I appreciated the comment about the Burma Shave signs. I grew up in Iowa and have family in S. Dakota and Wyoming. Have a great year and thanks so much.
—Gary C., Clermont, GA.
As I was growing up in the 60’s my family always went to Steamboat for vacation. We always looked for the signs on the way, and once in town visited the store. I sat upon Lightning many times throughout the years, and always enjoyed visiting the store. As the years went by, I learned to ski and my number one pick was always Steamboat. The view from Rabbit Ears pass is amazing. I love Steamboat and miss it a lot as I now live near Houston, TX.
—Linda F., Houston
Finally, I got my boots I dreamed of for years! thanx, Angela!
I always enjoy visiting your store whenever I go to Steamboat. I’m from New York city. We do not have anything like your store here. Thanks for being there. Hope to see you soon if not later. My wife and I love Steamboat. It reminds me of what the west is about.
—Corydon E., New York City
In fact, we would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas wherever you may be. We have most certainly enjoyed seeing you in the past, and we look forward to making more memories in the future. If you have any particular memories that you would like to share with us you can do so via our guestbook, as well as on Facebook. Also check out our Lightning Rider page. And most importantly, have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year, and enjoy taking time to build memories with your friends and loved ones this holiday season.