Want to outsource your holiday outdoor decor? Call an expert

The holiday season is approaching, and store aisles sparkle with decorating options.

At big box and specialty stores, shoppers are seeing the same displays and selecting from the same options, making it difficult to plan a distinctive display that stands out from others.

That's where professional outdoor lighting specialists can help, said Brandon Stephens, president of Christmas Decor, Inc.

"Months before you see the first holiday displays in your local stores, the outdoor lighting professionals from Christmas Decor are attending trade shows, tracking trends, and stocking our warehouses with the latest and brightest ideas in outdoor holiday Decor," Stephens said. "Whatever your holiday vision is, our outdoor holiday lighting specialists in the area can make it come to life."

Home and business owners who turn their outdoor decorating chores over to a full-service holiday lighting company can enjoy a variety of benefits beyond greater choice and flexibility, Stephens said.

He added, a "full service" company like his will work with a client to understand their vision and budget and then provide a plan that includes the installation, maintenance, removal and storage of the display. Qualified holiday lighting specialists also have access to professional-grade lighting and decor options that can help ensure a safe, secure, standout installation.

"If working with a holiday lighting specialist for your home or business makes sense for you, it's important to get started now," Stephens said. "Schedules fill up quickly, so getting an early start helps ensure that you'll have the broadest possible selection of both materials and installation time slots."

Members of the Christmas Decor Franchise Network have been decorating homes and businesses since 1986 and now create dazzling outdoor holiday displays in more than 350 markets in the U.S. and Canada each holiday season.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for a consultation or installation, contact one of the Arlington Heights-area holiday decorating professionals:

•Dennis Marunde of Christmas Decor by Arvidson, (815) 459-0660 or

•John Swayze of Christmas Decor by SavATree LLC, Northbrook, (800) 341-8733 or

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