Hello everyone, Chuck and Elsie here.
When we spoke the other day Elsie and I were delighted to hear you wanted a testimonial about our little Christmas business for your website. What a grand adventure it has been. We joined Christmas Concepts before they were famous, almost 18 years ago. We were both school teachers and getting close to retirement age. We both had always loved Christmas and had elaborate decorations for our home each holiday. My personal specialty was the outside with my electrical know-how and my wife always did the inside up right. Most of our children and grandchildren are grown, and we had been discussing how we would supplement our income once we reached retirement age. We had always planned to travel the United States for a few years after retirement while we still had our health and for me I just hoped I had my teeth and some hair left.
We stumbled onto Christmas Concepts quite by accident. We soon found ourselves traveling to San Diego to be part of their first seminar. We were delighted to learn we could work a few weeks in November and make as much as it would have taken both of us the entire year at part time jobs. We were hooked.
Over the years we had and still only have 6 simple Christmas projects each year. We do 6 retirement homes that many of our friends now reside in. After the first couple of years we began venturing out during the spring and summer traveling in our motor home and enjoying the many glorious sights America offers. We travel back to Pompano in early November just in time to visit with friends and family, drag all our decorations out of storage from our friends many garages, and decorate our Christmas projects.
We are too old now to do any decorating so we hire our grandson to do the work, and the profits from these small jobs along with our retirement and social security have allowed us the unique opportunity of travel almost 11 months a year. We have even traveled to see Pamela in her new home in San Luis Obispo 3 times over the years.
Our customers enjoy our work, they pay us the same amount each year, my wife plays the piano for her friends while our grandson decorates, and I brag about our adventures and have slide shows at night. Our dog “Ruff” travels from room to room visiting his old friends and well, life is good. After the holidays we drag all the decorations back to our friends garages, and off we go again. All in all it’s been great, we travel in our motor home 50 weeks a year, and only work 2 weeks a year. Who could ask for anything more perfect?
We still have our health which I personally think is due to our travels and adventurous spirit and I recommend not only the “Snow Bird” lifestyle, taking a long walk each day, not taking yourself too seriously, getting plenty of rest, and Christmas Concepts, their top quality franchises have made our retirement years a dream come true.
Very Gratefully and Happily Yours
Chuck and Elsie Smith “The Snowbirds from Pompano”
From the Great States of America