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The lucrative lives of professional Christmas decorators, who charge as much as $80,000 to deck a house's halls and say business is booming this year
Professional Christmas decorators charge anywhere from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars to deck their clients' halls.
In 2020, decorators told Business Insider, business is booming.
Canceled vacations and other costly pastimes foregone due to the coronavirus pandemic, the decorators said, have resulted in extra money that families are using to add festive cheer to their homes during a hard year. Orders came in as early as September.
The decorators told Business Insider how setting up trees, wreaths, and lights is a year-round gig that is both emotionally rewarding and financially lucrative.
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For some, decorating for Christmas is a family affair. For others, it's a job — and a lucrative one, at that.
The professionals who make decking the halls for the holidays their life's work told Business Insider that they can rake in upwards of $10,000 per home.
This year, especially, business is booming.
Richard Johns, who owns Christmas Decor of New Jersey, a decorating business whose clients live in affluent suburbs surrounding New York, says his gig has proved particularly profitable during 2020.
All year long the self-described "head elf" juggles bookings, trade shows, and maintenance of his treasure trove of supplies. This year's bump in business, according to Johns, is because some households have extra funds that they might have spent on travel were it not for the coronavirus pandemic.
"This year, no one took the family to Disney for $15,000," Johns said. "That vacation to Vail or Aspen isn't happening."