IRVING, Texas - September 08, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - More than 220,000 American men and women are deployed overseas this season; leaving military families across the nation to spend the holidays without their loved ones. To boost spirits and spread holiday cheer, Christmas Decor will be launching its fourteenth consecutive Decorated Family Program to transform homes into winter wonderlands.
Founded in 2003, the Decorated Family Program began after a Christmas Decor franchisee attended a holiday dinner party, only to leave thinking about all of the men and women overseas who could not celebrate with loved ones. As a way to give back and thank the committed soldiers for their dedication, Christmas Decor began decorating military family’s homes to ignite holiday spirit and create magical memories. Now a seasonal tradition, hundreds of franchisees nationwide participate by donating products, resources and time to decorate the homes of local military families with lights, garland, ornaments and other trimmings. Following the decorating process, each decked out home is revealed during a surprise ceremony.
“The initial look on the faces of each family member upon seeing their house fully lit for the first time is truly magical,” said Brandon Stephens, president of Christmas Decor. “Seeing how much happiness our decorations bring to these families is why we continue to push this initiative every year. Our servicemen and women are real life heroes and decking out their homes while they’re deployed or physically unable to is the least we can do to show our gratitude and support our courageous troops.”
Community members are encouraged to nominate deserving military families by completing the Decorated Family submission form available on the Christmas Decor Facebook Page. This form provides a place to share the family’s story and explain why they should become a “Christmas Decor Decorated Family.” Winners will be awarded based on the impact the story has on the judges, as well as location to ensure there is a local franchise to provide the services. The company seeks to attract hundreds of nominations that will result in beautifully decorated homes for the 2016 holiday season. The deadline for nominations is November 11, 2016.
“I’m very grateful, and very appreciative of the amount of support my wife has gotten and that our family has gotten while I was gone,” said Tim Newman, who had just returned to his family in Mahomet, IL after his third tour oversees. After the surprise reveal of the decorations he exclaimed, “This is truly amazing.”
Operating in more than 250 markets and 48 states, Christmas Decor, Inc. is the largest professional holiday & event decorating franchise. The company offers complete decorating service programs including display design, installation, maintenance and removal of holiday lighting and decorations.
For more information on the Decorated Family Program, visit http://christmasdecor.net/cdi2/decorated-family.
Since its inception in 1986, Christmas Decor has risen to become the premier holiday lighting and decorating company in North America. The Texas-based company was founded by Blake Smith as an off-season supplement to his landscape business and as a method to provide year-round work for employees. Christmas Decor quickly emerged as a viable business opportunity and today, operates in more than 256 markets in 48 states and Canada. Christmas Decor is highly revered in its field and has received consistent recognition for its efforts, including its popular Decorated Family Program which has been featured on The TODAY Show, TIME.com, CNN and FOX, among others. For more information, visit www.christmasdecor.net.
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