The National Retail Federation recently released survey results showing Americans will spend $586 billion during the holiday season — about $750 per person on gifts alone. Despite any signs of an economic downturn, it’s safe to say that the holiday spirit has not been lost on us.

But if you’re not in the traditional gift-selling business, those statistics may seem a little hollow — if you’re a restaurant, salon, B2B business or anything that isn’t a retail store, the numbers don’t directly apply for you.

So why should you bother getting into the spirit and decorate your commercial business for the holidays? Well, the Neave Décor team has a few good reasons for you.

1. Increase visibility

If any of your customers ever complain that they can’t find you, when else will you be able to say, “Oh, it’s the one with the multicolored lights and the giant snow globe on the lawn!” Your customers will never forget where you are again.

2. Get noticed

And if you really go all out on your lights and other holiday decorations, no one will be able to miss your display. Who knows? Local news stations may even pick up on your fantastic holiday spirit and tell their viewers all about you (and not your competition).

3. Attract kids — And Their Parents

What kid doesn’t squeal with delight at the sight of Santa or some twinkling lights? The magic of Christmas is never lost on children, and children are generally attached to adults!

4. Boost Special-Events Business

Make your business a destination for holiday revelers. Great Christmas decorations, for example, can create a festive atmosphere that makes you irresistible to those looking for a venue to host their holiday party.

5. De-Grinch your Workplace

It can be tough to go through the daily grind during the holidays, hen there are family visits to prepare for, gifts to buy and parties to attend. Why not make it a little merrier around the office and put smiles on your team members’ faces? A festive business — inside and out — invites Yuletide generosity and goodwill among employees. Why not consider an Angel Tree with donated gifts or an office holiday potluck (you can bring the candy canes!)?

Decorating for the holidays may seem like a lot of work for such a short season, it really can be worth it! And it doesn’t even have to be a ton of work – especially if you hire a commercial holiday decor professional!

Neave Décor’s experienced designers can take care of all the details and dress up your store or office to suit your business’s personality. Contact Neave Décor or by phone at  (845) 463-0592 for Hudson Valley, (914) 271-7996 for Westchester, or (203) 212-4800 for Connecticut.