I can hear everyone thinking, “How in the world can you be talking about Christmas in August when our temperatures are hovering around 100 degrees!”
Well, it’s pretty easy after spending several days at our annual Christmas Décor Conference last week.
It was a busy time in downtown Dallas. We were able to see the latest Christmas bulbs that are able to be changed to any color you can imagine using a simple smartphone. There were new permanent lighting options that utilize LED bulbs to create an elegant look at night, but almost totally disappear from view during the day. There were 20 foot tall trees with 10,000 individual bulbs. There were toy soldiers, nutcrackers and Santa Claus was even hanging out on a bench, ready to have his picture taken with whoever would sit with him. It was easy to get excited about Christmas coming soon.
For the last 20 seasons we have attended the Christmas Décor conference in the middle of the summer with more than 200 other Christmas Décor franchises. We spend several days in trainings and breakout sessions discussing everything from the newest products to the best practices in safety techniques as well as the best installation practices to provide dazzling displays for our customers.
We believe this investment in training and education is one of the many things that sets us apart from our competition. I challenge you to find another decorating company that invests the time and effort to improve that we do, especially in the middle of the summer.
Besides all the training and education going on, we are busy preparing our schedule for the season. All of our current Christmas Décor customers should have already received a letter a few weeks ago with the ability to prepay for 2016 Décor services and save 7% off of the total cost. But even more importantly the prepayment guarantees that the displays will be installed and ready to light up by Thanksgiving weekend, which by the way is only 15 weeks away!
Our schedule does fill up quickly, so make sure you get your spot reserved soon. As with all of our services, estimates are free. So if you are ready to let a professional take over your lighting responsibilities be sure to give us a call.