About Us

Our History

Roman® was founded in 1963 with humble beginnings by Ronald Jedlinski. He and his wife, Diane, started the business in the back of Ron’s father’s store, Roman’s Art and Gift Shop. What began as a religious articles business grew to an award-winning manufacturer of Christmas items and inspirational products while still keeping its religious articles base. Roman is dedicated to offering a unique selection of products to help people celebrate everyday joys and the special occasions in their lives. Roman is so grateful for outstanding employees, customers, suppliers, artists and friends, many of whom have been around for decades. The company continues to be family owned and operated with Ron and Diane’s daughter, Julie, and her husband, Dan Loughman, at the helm.

Roman’s Art & Gift Shop


Roman® is a leading producer and exclusive distributor of more than 6,000 gifts and decorative accessories. Among the largest privately owned and operated firms in the industry, Roman offers a vast array of Christmas decorations and a wide range of inspirational, special occasion, and year-round giftware. In addition, Roman is known for its award-winning collections that include Fontanini Heirloom Nativity®, the Joseph’s Studio® Collection, Alexa’s Angels®, Roman Lights™, and Music Boxes by Roman®. Roman is based out of Bloomingdale, IL and is available in specialty retailers and department stores worldwide.