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					                           Decorating Elves
                             “AVOID THE HOLIDAY HASSLE!”
                           www.decoratingelves.com


            DECK THE HALLS WITH THESE USEFUL TIPS
                 INFORMATION ON DECORATING YOUR HOUSE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

St. Petersburg, Fla. – With the holiday season only months away, Nick Schriver,
owner and franchisor of Decorating Elves is helping consumers by providing tips
to people decorating their own houses and a unique service to those who want to
Avoid The Holiday Hassle!™ all together and have their homes decorated by
professionals.
       Decorating Elves is an upscale holiday lighting and decor company and
Schriver is offering the below tips to homeowners who are preparing to deck the
halls this holiday season:
   •   Safety is the most important tip not only during installation, but also in the
       layout and design. Make sure all ladders are placed on a firm level ground
       to avoid swaying and tipping. Do not lean or stretch to reach something,
       and never work near power lines. Make sure that cords are not placed in
       high-traveled areas to avoid injuries to people walking in the area.

   •   Electricity and water do not mix. Don’t forget that you cannot run your
       sprinklers at the same time you are running your lights.

   •   Plan for power. "Most people do not have proper electricity," Schriver said,
       who recently did a job for a builder who ran an additional 180 amps of
       electricity to power the lights.

   •   Electrical load is another important area. It is recommended that all
       outdoor outlets are gfci compliant (most newer homes are installed this
       way) so the circuit grounds itself and turns off. It is also recommended that
       homeowners follow all manufacturers’ suggestions on how many lights to
       run in a row in addition to keeping all circuits at a 75 percent capacity.

   •   If you are planning new construction, now is the time to talk to your builder
       about incorporating separate circuits and outdoor outlets for future lighting.
       Outlets in the eaves and in the landscaping are ideal.

   •   Don’t forget to let your lawn care service know that there are cords
       throughout your yard.


                           10460 Roosevelt Blvd. N. - Suite 292 - St. Petersburg, FL 33716
                              www.decoratingelves.com - www.holdidaylightingsolutions.com
                                 Phone: 866.445.6202 - 727.418.4127 – Fax: 727.231.8016
                          Decorating Elves
                           “AVOID THE HOLIDAY HASSLE!”
                          www.decoratingelves.com


   •    When it comes to design, find a focal point and build the design and
        display around it. Good focal points are usually the front door or main
        entry and can sometimes be an architectural feature, a landscaped island,
        or a large tree. Once the focal point has been established, build the design
        and display around it using good geometry and spacing.

   •    It is also a good idea to stay consistent with a design. If you use red and
        green lights, then you want to use them throughout. If you plan on using
        multi-color lights, use them consistently throughout the entire design.

   “Decorating a home for the holidays can be rewarding if done properly and
planned out ahead of time,” said Nick Schriver, owner and franchisor of
Decorating Elves. “Many clients however, tell me they want to Avoid The Holiday
Hassle!™ and have their homes decorated by professionals so that they can
keep their marriages in tact and spend more time shopping and visiting with
family and friends.”
   The Company which Schriver founded in the winter of 2002 provides outdoor
holiday lighting solutions to time-starved homeowners during the busiest time of
the year. In addition to decorating houses, Decorating Elves provides outdoor
lighting for special events; wedding receptions; parties and graduations; store
and business openings; corporate events; restaurants, bars and clubs.
   Decorating Elves is based in St. Petersburg, Fla., and currently services the
Tampa Bay area. The Decorating Elves franchise is the perfect complementary
business for home service companies, such as lawn care providers, painters and
landscapers who would benefit from the holiday lighting business during what is
traditionally the slower time of the year for these industries.
   For     more    information    about    Decorating      Elves     franchises,    visit
www.DecoratingElves.com or call the franchise sales department at 866-445-
6202.




                          10460 Roosevelt Blvd. N. - Suite 292 - St. Petersburg, FL 33716
                             www.decoratingelves.com - www.holdidaylightingsolutions.com
                                Phone: 866.445.6202 - 727.418.4127 – Fax: 727.231.8016

				
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