I wanted to tell you all how our Christmas business has been going along. My mother passed away so we did not get started at all in 2004. Life has a way of postponing even the best of intentions. In 2005 my wife and I really gave it a good go. We did 6 Christmas projects, 4 outside strip malls, 1 hotel and 1 office for our insurance agent.
The insurance company had a simple 8′ tree with matching wreath and garlands and a few sets of lights on the outside that we set on a time to match the inside tree. We used simple red and gold balls and stars and bows. Everyone raved about how nice everything looked. The one hotel we did was a Marriott and they were much more demanding but paid us so much more it was worth it. We actually did the same decorations for the hotel as we did for the insurance company, just with a few more of everything and the theme went well. Both the hotel and insurance company signed on for a second year so we feel pretty confident going in the 2006 season.
I have found that I personally like the strip malls the best where my wife likes the indoor decorating the best. I like the freedom of choosing how I dress, when I work and being able to fit each project around my full time job has been a great help. We did one complete strip mall at night, one early in the morning, and the other 2 sort of a mixture of each. We used pr-made decorations from your impressive wholesale list and the work was so easy my stepson did most of it without any direct supervision.
While my wife will probably do a few more hotels and such, I personally will do about 3 to 4 more exterior jobs this next season. They were easy to work with and again the freedom as to the installation work makes Christmas Concepts business a real winner in my books.
Very sincerely yours,
Chris and Jeannie