I have had more conversations about Christmas in the last two weeks – not even kidding!
I am really NOT crazy!
When I owned a retail store – about 35 years ago – I always had Christmas in July with the Cuthbertson Christmas China. I sold it on a special sale to get ready for the Holiday entertaining, so I pulled out some Christmas goodies for merchandising that sale, and was able to sell more Christmas decorations with 90+ degree temps outside! You would be very surprised at the Christmas shopping in July!!! It was a great idea!
So now I always reference Christmas in July because, it is less than 5 months away! And it’s time to get ready with decorating!!!
But truth is, I plan so far out with my calendar with time for appointments, consultations, resourcing, and designing that it takes a lot of time to be ready for The Holidays! And believe me, we will turn around twice, and Fall starts the introduction to the HOLIDAY season!
The Holidays actually kick off with Thanksgiving! Right? And I actually do decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving sometimes because of the client’s calendar, too, but reality is that everyone wants to enjoy the beautiful decorations as long as possible and enjoy Christmas to the fullest!
I recently attended to the July Market at AmericasMart and ordered quite a bit of Christmas related merchandise for decorating……. Again, if I don’t get it ordered in a timely fashion, stock will sell out quickly and I will be left with 2nd choices instead of my favorites!
And I really like to mix in the “new” and the “old” decorations elegantly with each client’s needs and wants. And adding in organic materials is desirable too….. You probably don’t know the difference unless you touch it, to be sure.
Guess what! I just got a call yesterday that we are decorating an attorney’s office that will be featured on a Tour of Homes this year! We are so very excited about the opportunity! This will be FUN!
Enjoy a few more shares from the Christmas decorating from several client’s homes.
Merry Merry with Christmas in July!!!
If you are interested in Christmas decorating for your home, I need to know soon, for scheduling on the calendar! I look forward to working with you to make it merrier! Cumby@CumbysInteriors.com