Americans have an affinity for the Christmas holidays, with happy childhood memories mixing with pretty decorations and time spent with friends and family. Tying your RV park to this holiday spirit has always been a good idea and is a great way to manifest a positive customer experience. So how can you properly decorate your RV park for the holidays – on a reasonable budget?
Here’s your chance to make a great first impression and impress the world with your holiday spirit. Here are some options:
- If you have a fence on your frontage, you can decorate this with bows, garland and even lights (if there’s electrical connection). You can find two of these three at the Dollar Store.
- You can install inflatable holiday figures (snowmen, snoopy, etc.) and you can buy these for around $30 each at Walmart (the cost has come down significantly).
- You can install holiday flags (available on eBay at $6 each).
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- Install a nice Christmas tree that is appropriately lighted and decorated with ornaments. Walmart has lowered the prices on these items to such a level that you can do all of the above for under $100 and keep it and use it every year.
- It’s also a fun idea to have small presents that you give to every person who checks in, both children and adults. You can get holiday gift sacks and the gifts themselves at the Dollar Store.
- You should decorate the outside of the office with lights and other appropriate holiday items, particularly around the door.
- You can also inject some RV-related Christmas items that you can find on eBay or even Cracker Barrel.
It’s a great idea to adopt a common decorating theme that you can extend throughout your entire property.
- Holiday figures that are painted on plywood and cut-out, these are sturdy and can be used year after year.
- Inflatable holiday figures to augment ones at the entry. These are strong and perennial but, unlike the plywood variety, they require electricity.
- Decorate any evergreen trees you have throughout the property.
- Install mini-lights on your common areas structures.
If there was ever a time to put a smile on your face and have a positive attitude, then the holiday season is it. Customers are looking for a happy theme throughout the holidays, and you will greatly disappoint them if you are any less than a goodwill ambassador. Having a positive attitude is free.
Your gifts to staff
If you want to get your staff to adopt your positive attitude, then you might kick it off with a holiday gift to your staff. Something meaningful. It does not have to be a huge economic gift, but something thoughtful that you know they would like. It’s a great way to ignite holiday spirit.
Christmas is a great way to harness the positive energy of the season and to reward your customers with an extra-memorable experience that will hopefully ignite greater word-of-mouth and repeat business. And, most of all, the holiday season can be just pure fun.