Located at the heart of the Sandpoint Shopping District, Sharon’s Hallmark has been a downtown fixture for over 50 years!
In 1967, Don and Sharon Rench purchased a local pharmacy in downtown Sandpoint. Over the years, the Rench family opened additional businesses including a shoe store, durable medical equipment company, and the Hallmark store. After Don’s passing in 1988, Bi-Rite Drug was closed, and Sharon’s Hallmark moved into its present location at 306 N First Ave.
Their Daughter Deanna worked for her parents after school and on summer breaks through college. After a 23 year career at Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Deanna purchased the store from her mother Sharon in 2005.
She continues the family business philosophy–
Offer great merchandise at fair prices, treat your customers and employees like family, and be an active community member.
Deanna currently serves on the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Sandpoint Shopping District, Women Honoring Women, as well as chairs the Elk’s Women’s Golf League.
Deanna and her husband Craig enjoy golf, mountain biking, skiing at Schweitzer and time spent on Lake Pend Oreille. Sharon continues to enjoy her well deserved retirement while still attending gift markets and scoping out new products.
Sandpoint Living Local’s Best Retail Store – 2019
Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Month – January 2018
Sandpoint Living Local’s Best Retail Store – 2018
Bonner County Daily Bee “Best Store Front” – 2018
Bonner County Daily Bee “ Friendliest Sandpoint Business – 2nd Place” – 2018
Bonner County Daily Bee “ Favorite Old Time Business – 2nd Place” – 2017
Inlander “Best of Reader’s Poll” – 2017
Bonner County Daily Bee “Friendliest Sandpoint Store – 3rd Place” – 2017
Bonner County Daily Bee “Most Unique Store” – 2nd Place” – 2017
Manager Tina Carter recently celebrated her 40th Anniversary working for the Rench family. At the 50th Anniversary celebration held in 2017, over 40 past employees attended the event.