Christmas Decoration

Iowa residents are urged to nominate a local military family to become this year’s “Decorated Family” at the holidays

Christmas Decor, North America’s leading professional holiday and event decorating company, announces that nominations are now open for the 2019 Decorated Family Program. This annual tradition began in 2003, and since then has brought the spirit of the holidays to life for hundreds of deserving active-duty service members and their families throughout the U.S. Under the program, participating franchisees like Christmas Decor by All American Turf Beauty donate products, resources, time, and expertise to create glowing tributes at the homes of military families whose loved ones will be deployed outside of the country for the holiday season.

“This year, the families of the more than 165,000 active-duty men and women who are deployed outside of the United States and its territories will face celebrating the holiday season without their loved one,” said Jim O’Loughlin of All American Turf Beauty. “The Decorated Family program was created to literally light up the holidays for these families and to send a glowing ‘thank you’ to these service members for their dedication and sacrifice.”

To nominate a family for this distinction, Iowa area friends and family of deployed, active-duty military may go to Christmas Decor’s Facebook page, click on the Decorated Family Program link, and complete a form explaining why they are nominating a military family to become a “Christmas Decor Decorated Family” for the 2019 holiday season. Christmas Decor corporate will review all the shared stories and select from the nominated families in each community. Decorated Families will be chosen based on the impact of their story on the judges and the family’s location (to ensure there is a participating local franchise to provide the award).

The deadline for nominations for the 2019 holiday season is Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2019. “This year, we hope to decorate at least 200 homes,” said Brandon Stephens, president of Christmas Decor, Inc. “The more nominations we receive, the more Decorated Families we are able to identify. Please help us honor the brave active-duty men and women you know who cannot be home for the holidays by nominating their family to become a Decorated Family this year.”

More information about the Christmas Decor Decorated Family program is available here. To learn more about having Christmas Decor decorate your home or business for the holidays, please contact Jim O’Loughlin of Christmas Décor by All American Turf Beauty 515-996-2261

About Christmas Decor ®

Since its inception in 1986, Christmas Decor has risen to become the premier holiday lighting and decorating company in North America, servicing more than 40,000 properties. 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 350 markets in 49 states and Canada. Plans are underway to open locations in more than 100 new markets through franchise expansion in select communities around the country. Christmas Decor is highly revered in its field and has received consistent recognition for its efforts; some highlights include having been named one of the Top Ten Home Improvement Franchises for 2008 by Entrepreneur Magazine and AOL Small Business. Christmas Decor’s parent company, The Decor Group, also offers the Nite Time Decor, which offers a complete line of high-quality low-voltage landscape lighting products, training, business systems, and support. For more information, visit