The Benjamin Story
I have always loved Christmas. Even as a young boy I would pull out the decorations weeks in advance of getting a tree and then check them all to be sure the lights worked and none of the glass ornaments were broken in storage. After making sure everything was ready I would impatiently wait until that magic moment when mom and dad said it was time!! It was time to prepare our house for the holiday season by putting up the tree and the wreaths and of course making cookies so the house smelled like Christmas.
As an adult I still love Christmas and all of the beauty and wonder it brings. I began working at the tender age of 13. At 19 I was the youngest owner of a Florist in my community. I took special pride in my window displays especially my Christmas displays. I continually won first place for my ideas. Every year I started in January planning for the special Christmas window that gave my customers and those walking in the center such joy.
Following on my desire to do more display work I began working as a showroom designer at Americas Mart. From age 17 I hosted an annual a Christmas Party for friends and business acquaintances and I decorated in its Christmas Regalia and opened my home so others could share the Christmas Spirit with me. After my home was featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Home for the Holidays edition, my friends encouraged me to go into Christmas as my business.
On the advice of many friends and colleagues I opened a series of Christmas Boutiques in Georgia and Tennessee. I loved being able to set my shops and see the wonder and amazement on my customer’s faces. I made sure I carried ornaments and other decorations for every taste. I always worked in my stores helping customers and offering suggestions. Early in my life I began to be asked by individuals if I was available to decorate their home so that it have the same Christmas look that my home and stores had. I also noticed many customers were reluctant to buy decorations that took time to arrange citing that work and family gave them little time to spend decorating their home for the holidays.
Christmas Creations is the result of my growth from my love for Christmas as a child to now. Christmas Creations for me is the best of all worlds. I get to bring Christmas to those who do not have the time to decorate and in order to make my customers holidays Merry my elves and I also oversee the take down and the packing after Christmas. Christmas is the Merriest of Seasons and I am pleased to share my love for it with you.
CEE (Chief Executive Elf)