Happy Lanes Treats & Gifts was founded in Lewistown, Montana in June 2011. The company was named after the initials of the crafter at its heart, Heather Lynn Tallman-Girvin. She creates handcrafted soaps, lotions, mineral makeups, shaving products and spa products, as well as cards, jewelry and vinyl art. We began selling her products online, and we joined the Made In Montana program in 2014.
Since that time, the Happy Lanes name has grown to include Happy Lanes Preschool & Childcare, our in-home childcare facility in Billings. The work is much different, but the drive is very much the same, to provide a little bit of happy-ness in the lives of our clients and customers. Our play-based, child-centered philosophy is the epitome of that core belief.
During 2014, we attended dozens of craft fairs and vendor shows around the Billings area. The experience introduced us to many local artists and crafters, as well as giving us a basic understanding of craft show economics. What we learned from that adventure was that there is a founded public desire for a Made In Montana gift shop in Billings.
We are proud to announce that as of June 2015, the Happy Lanes Gift Shop & Gallery will be opening at 2913 3rd Avenue North in downtown Billings. We will be hosting several vendors from the Billings area, as well as from other places statewide, and the only requirement is that they are registered with the Made In Montana program. With an agressive advertising plan and a firm understanding of the work that will be required to make this endeavor a success, we are excited to bring this opportunity to the Magic City.