SOURCE: Christmas Decor, Inc.

November 16, 2015 15:13 ET

Falls From Ladders and Rooftops Injure Thousands of DIY Decorators Each Holiday Season

Christmas Decor Experts Advise Homeowners to Turn Outdoor Holiday Decorating Chores Over to the Professionals

LUBBOCK, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 16, 2015) - According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), holiday decorating mishaps send more than 15,000 people to their local emergency room every November and December. The most frequently reported incidents involve falls (34 percent), lacerations (11 percent) and back strains (10%). The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) estimates that more than half of the 5,800 people who seek emergency room help for injuries from falls while decorating their homes for the holidays are injured in falls from ladders or rooftops while decorating outdoors.

The decorating professionals from Christmas Decor, the premier holiday lighting and decorating company in North America, say that there is a safer, easier way to showcase your home and property for the holidays: hire a professional holiday and event decorating expert. Christmas Decor specialists work with home and business owners to design, install, take down and store top-quality, high impact outdoor lighting, décor and special effects to light up the holidays safely and beautifully.

"Our decorators are trained to execute professional-grade lighting displays on high roofs, ladders and in tricky situations," says Brandon Stephens, president of Christmas Decor. "The results our experts deliver far exceed what the average homeowner is able to achieve with consumer-grade décor. We can bring your holiday decorating vision to life while helping to eliminate damage to moldings, roofing, architectural elements, and the homeowner, too."

Stephens adds that the hazards of do-it-yourself decorating are not limited to falls and sprains. Another 4,000 injuries associated with electric extension cords are also reported annually during the holiday season, with half of the injuries involving fractures, lacerations, contusions, or sprains from people tripping over extension cords. Professional decorators are able to minimize this type of risk in outdoor displays with proper installation procedures and regular maintenance calls -- all part of the decorating service provided by Christmas Decor.

"If you do decide to install your own outdoor lighting display, please review the Ladder Safety 101 tips from the CPSC," says Stephens. "But for a truly safe and spectacular alternative, turn the job over to a professional and use the time you save to enjoy the holidays with your friends and family."

Members of the Christmas Decor Franchise Network have been decorating homes and businesses since 1986, providing services annually to more than 50,000 properties nationwide. Christmas Decor, Inc. focuses primarily on exterior decorating services, offering customized lighting displays, garlands, wreaths, and bows. Installation, maintenance, removal, and storage of all decorations are included in the full-service package that Christmas Decor clients receive. For information about Christmas Decor, please visit

About Christmas Decor
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 350 markets in 48 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 a 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 franchise opportunity, a growing 30-unit concept specializing in architectural and landscape lighting services. For more information, visit

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