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The Christmas and Seasonal Decorations Report 2009: The Ultimate Guide to the Consumer Market for Christmas and Seasonal Decorations

  • ID: 696338
  • Report
  • April 2009
  • Region: United States
  • 200 Pages
  • Unity Marketing
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Based upon the results of a quantitative surveys conducted among 1,049 consumers who recently bought any seasonal decorations, this report helps marketers and retailers tap into the psychology of people who buy these goods.

Marketers can discover new marketing strategies and opportunities through this study of the seasonal decorations consumer market.

This research study explores the consumer market for seasonal decorations, including indoor and outdoor decorations for Christmas and other holidays throughout the year. The study places a special emphasis on the needs, desires and passions of the decorating consumers, specifically those who bought any seasonal decorations in the past year. Companies that design and develop seasonal decorations products, as well as retailers that sell these products, including internet and direct marketers, will benefit from the new insights presented in this report into the seasonal decoration customers' purchase behavior and mindset.

This report will help marketers and retailers understand their consumers better. In this way, they can discover new marketing strategies and opportunities that will help them reach their target consumers more effectively and more productively.

With a focus on consumers and their buying behavior, needs, desires and preferences, this research study will include research data and statistics about:

- Seasonal Decorations Market Size and Growth: What is the size of the seasonal decorations market, including the key product segments in the market, including indoor and outdoor decorations? How is the market segmented by type of product and channels of distribution? How rapidly is it growing? What are future growth trends in the seasonal decorations market?

- Demographics of the Seasonal Market: What are the demographic characteristics that distinguish the prime target market for seasonal decorations marketers? What are the key demographic differences found among and between buyers of the different products and service segments (e.g., gender, age, generation, HHI, size, composition, ethnicity/race, education, etc.)?

- Buying and Shopping Behavior of Seasonal Decorations Consumers: What are the primary characteristics of the consumers' buying behavior related to seasonal decorations? Where do consumers shop for the different types of products and services? What kind of shopping experiences do consumers crave and what kind do they disdain? What motivates them to buy seasonal decorations and how can marketers tap these motivators through branding and marketing communications initiatives? What factors influence their decision making in product purchase? How much do they spend buying each of the products and across the entire category? What are the popular price points for key products within the seasonal decorations market? What is the role of brand in product and services selection and shopping choices? How do different demographic segments differ in their shopping and buying behavior?

- Favorite Seasonal Decorations Brands, Licenses & Stores: A major thrust of the research is to understand the brand preferences of seasonal decorations customers in both their product selections and retail shopping choices. What are the top product brands based upon usage and brand awareness in this category? How do these competing brands rank in terms of consumer awareness and usage? What retailers do consumers favor for seasonal decorations purchases? And what licensed properties are most popular with decorations consumers?

- Psychographic Profile and Segmentation of the Seasonal Decorations Markets: A psychographic profile of the seasonal decoration consumers is presented in this study. The profiles identify different types or personalities of consumers of these goods. These profiles identify each personality's drives and motivations in purchasing decorating products. By understanding the psychology of different types of shoppers, marketers will discover what factors are more or less important in driving each personality?s purchasing decisions and how consumers' different attitudes and motivations influence what they buy and how much they spend. These insights will help seasonal decorations marketers and retailers better understand the hearts and minds of their consumers.

Consumer Survey Delves Deeply into Purchase Behavior and Motivation

The seasonal decorations survey was fielded January 15-20, 2009 by an online service bureau using their survey panel. Survey respondents were qualified by income ($35,000 or more of household income) and age (24-64 years) and as well as whether they had purchased any seasonal decorations product in the past 12 months.

Respondents were further qualified by the level of involvement and/or responsibility for decorating decisions with only those who were either primarily or jointly responsible for holiday decorating or purchasing responding to the survey.

The average age in the seasonal decorations survey sample was 44.2 years; household income was $75.500 with 49 percent of the sample falling in the low-or-middle-income range of $35,000-$74,999 and 51 percent falling in the upper-middle-to-affluent income range over $75,000. The gender split of the general survey sample was 71 percent female and 29 percent male.

Results of the 2009 survey will be compared with the previous seasonal decorations surveys to provide trend analysis

This report will also compare the current survey findings with those gathered in previous Unity Marketing surveys among seasonal decorations consumers conducted in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Specific data points analyzed in this survey include:

Market Demographics

The demographic data contained in this report helps marketers identify the key descriptive characteristics of their primary target market.

Marketers can use the demographic data contained in this report to identify the key descriptive characteristics of their primary target market. The demographic composition of the seasonal decorations market gathered in this survey describe the consumers' gender; age; income; marital status; home ownership; children and number of people living in the home; occupation; educational attainment; and ethnicity.

How People Decorate for Each Holiday and the Trends in Decorating Traditions

In order to understand the opportunities for seasonal decorations marketers to sell into their target market, basic information was gathered about their holiday decorations practices.

In order to understand the opportunities for seasonal decorations marketers to sell into their target market, basic information was gathered about the respondent's current decorating practices, specifically whether they decorate either inside, outside or both inside and outside for the 11 major holidays celebrated by Americans, specifically:

- New Year's Day
- Valentine's Day
- St. Patrick's Day
- Easter/Passover
- Memorial Day
- Fourth of July
- Halloween
- Thanksgiving
- Christmas
- Hanukah and/or Kwanzaa

Special Investigation: Christmas Decorating Traditions and Purchases

As the most popular decorating holiday, this study places a special emphasis on Christmas decorating traditions in 2008 and tracks trends from previous surveys.

Thus marketers can anticipate decorating trends for Christmas 2009 celebrations and beyond.

The survey placed special emphasis on respondents' Christmas decorating traditions. Information was gathered about how many trees, both full-sized and tabletop, were displayed in the home and in which rooms those trees were shown. For the 2008 year, consumers were asked whether their decorations were more or less extensive than in past years, or about the same.

In terms of outdoor decorating, respondents shared what types of decorations were used, with detail gathered about types of lights, from incandescent to LED, net and rope lights. Further, respondents shared where they displayed those lights, such as on the eves, door, walkway and in the garden. Additional information was gathered as to when the respondent set up their outdoor Christmas decorations and whether they used a decorator or decorating service in the past year.

Data on decorating styles, themes and colors enables product designers to know what types of products to develop that will attract the widest possible audience

Data was collected about the colors they used for their Christmas 2008 displays and the style of decorations they favored, such as traditional, fashion-forward, country/rustic, formal, retro/nostalgic or cute/whimsical.

Consumer's favorite decorating themes for Christmas 2008 were also gathered, such as whether they used such themes as snowmen, Santa, angels, animal/wildlife and 11 more. Data on both indoor and outdoor colors, themes and styles were gathered.

What Christmas decorations were purchased for Christmas 2008 celebrations guides marketers and retailers on popular products for Christmas 2009 and beyond

In addition to the detail data about their Christmas 2008 decorating traditions, respondents also shared details about what new decorations ? both indoor and outdoor ? they bought for the previous year's celebrations and how much they spent on those decorations. This provides guidance to marketers about future purchases for Christmas 2009 and beyond.

Special Investigation: How the Current Economic Crisis in Impacting the Decorations Shopper and the Trends on Future Spending on Decorations

The results of these questions will help decorations marketers understand the impact of the 2008 recession on the mindset of their customers and how this economic situation will effect their spending in the coming year.

Respondents were also asked specific changes they have made in their Christmas celebrations and decorating including gift purchases in response to the current economic crisis. They were also asked about how this year's economic crisis impacted their overall enjoyment of their Christmas celebrations. Further they were asked about their expected spending on decorations in the coming year in light of the new economic reality.

This information is critical for marketers to assess their future financial status and to plan new marketing programs that may help them manage their business for the immediate future.

Other Holiday Decorations Purchased and Amount Spent by Holiday

Study provides detail about indoor and outdoor decorations purchases for 11 other major holidays, in addition to Christmas, and spending for decorations for each holiday.

Detail data by holiday allows marketers to develop products that are in demand for each special holiday celebration.

For each of the other holidays and other celebrations, respondents shared what decorations they bought, either indoor or outdoor, for that holiday, specifying the items bought for that holiday and how much spent for decorations for that holiday.

Where Holiday Decorations Were Bought

Information was gathered about the type of stores where decorations customers made their purchases.

This supports marketers and retailers in understanding the shopping habits of their customers to make sure that the right products are available in the right types of stores.

Decorations buyers reported where they made their holiday decorations purchases in the past year, thus allowing marketers and retailers to understand the channels of distribution for each major product category.

The types of stores included in the survey were:

- Furniture and home furnishings stores (such as Pier 1, Linens 'n Things, Bed Bath & Beyond, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Restoration Hardware, Bombay Company, Crate and Barrel, Ethan Allen or local furniture stores)

- Food and beverage stores (such as Kroger, Albertson, Safeway, etc.)

- Home Improvement retailers and/or hardware stores (such as Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, Menards)

- Local garden centers and/or pool supply stores

- Health and personal care stores, drug stores, cosmetics stores (such as CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, local cosmetic stores)

- Traditional department stores (such as JC Penneys, Macys, Sears, Dillards, Bloomingdales, etc.)

- Discount department stores/Mass retailers (such as Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target, Sam's Club, Kohls, other discount department stores)

- Warehouse clubs (such as Costco, Sam's Club)

- Deep discounters/Close-out retailers (such as Big Lots, TJ Maxx, Marshall's)

- Dollar stores (such as Family Dollar, Dollar General)

- Craft & hobby stores (such as Michaels, Hobby Lobby, JoAnns)

- Book and music stores (such as Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc.)

- Year-round Christmas specialty store (such as Bronners, Christmas Tree Hill, Christmas Loft,, etc.)

- Specialty gift and card stores and/or party goods stores (such as Hallmark, Carlton Cards, Factory Card and Party Outlet, Party City, Paper Warehouse, Factory Card Outlet, etc.)

- Florists shops

- Pet specialty stores (such as Pet Smart, Petco)

- Office Supply Stores (such as Staples, Office Depot, Office Max)

- Internet or Online websites (such as Amazon.com, eBay.com, etc,)

- Direct mail catalogs (such as Frontgate, Grandin Road, Skymall, etc.)

- TV Shopping (QVC, HSN, Shop NBC)

- Sporting goods stores (such as Cabelas, Dicks, Academy)

For each type of store, shoppers rated the relative importance of each store for their decorations shopping, specifically whether the store was a regular shopping destination, an occasional one, rarely or never used source for decorations shopping.

What Shopping Experiences Decorations Shoppers Valued

By analyzing the factors that most influence the consumers to buy, marketers can gauge the relative effectiveness of their marketing efforts and allocate resources according to those factors that are most influential in getting the consumer to shop.

The results of these questions support retailers in better positioning their store to capture the loyalty of the best decorations shoppers.

Decorations shoppers shared the relative importance of various factors in influencing their choice of store for their purchases, such as customer service, sales, discounts, return policy, etc. They also rated the relative importance of different types of shopping experiences, such as discounting new decorating ideas, service personal who can help find specific items, regular communications about sales, and others.

Special Investigation: Where They Get Decorating Inspiration

The results of this investigation will help marketers better understand how to communicate with their best potential customers.

This research study also included information about where the decorators get decorating inspiration, such as from cable television shows, women service magazines, etc. These data points will help marketers identify opportunities to communicate more effectively with their primary target market: the enthusiastic and passionate holiday decorators.

Attitudes about Holiday Decorating and Purchasing

This study identified five different types of consumer personalities that make up the overall decorations marketplace.

The analysis of these five personalities enables marketers to understand the mindset and psychology that distinguished the best from the worst target for their marketing promotions.

The survey concluded with a series of 12 attitude questions that respondents were asked to rate in terms of how strongly they agreed or disagreed with each statement. The result of this battery of attitude questions is used to segment or cluster the consumers surveyed into different personality types distinguished by different motivations in holiday decorating motivation and shopping behaviors. An analysis of the attitude statements helps marketers understand the mindset of different types of consumer personalities that make up the overall holiday decorations marketplace.

By understanding the different personalities that make up the decorations market, marketers and retailers can more effectively tailor their marketing and advertising messages to each type of personality. It enables them to understand the mindset and psychology that distinguished the best from the worst target for their marketing promotions.
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INTRODUCTION

Objectives of the Research Study

Consumer Survey Delves Deeply into Purchase Behavior and Motivation
Qualitative Research

Specific Products, Brands and Data Points Presented in this Study
Demographics
How They Decorate for Each Holiday and Trends in Decorating Traditions
Special Investigation: Christmas Decorating Traditions and Purchases
Christmas Decorations Products Purchased
Special Investigation: How the Current Economic Crisis in Impacting the Decorations Shopper and the Trends on Future Spending on
Decorations
Other Holiday Decorations Purchased and Amount Spent by Holiday
Where Holiday Decorations Were Bought
What Shopping Experiences Decorations Shoppers Valued
Special Investigation: Where They Get Decorating Inspiration
Attitudes about Holiday Decorating and Purchasing

Holiday Decorations and Licensed Brands as well as Store Brands Included in the Survey

CHAPTER 1: ABOUT THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE CHRISTMAS AND SEASONAL DECORATIONS CONSUMERS

Defining Seasonal Decorations Marketers' Primary Target Market
Seasonal Decorations Overall Purchase Incidence
>> Seasonal Marketers: Take Action
Figure 1: Total Purchase Incidence of Seasonal Decorations (2008 & 2004 surveys)
For Which Holidays Decorations Were Purchased
Figure 2: Purchase Incidence by Season (2008 & 2004)
Level of Involvement in Holiday Decorating
Figure 3: Level of Involvement in Holiday Decorating Purchases (2008 & 2004)
About the Holidays They Decorate Their Homes For
Figure 4: Which Holidays People Decorate their Home For (2008 & 2004)
>> Seasonal Decorations Marketers: Take Action
Figure 5: Percentage Who Decorate vs. Purchase Holiday Decorations (2008)

Demographics that Define the Consumer Market for Seasonal Decorations
Gender of Seasonal Decorations Buyers
Figure 6: Gender Distribution (2008 Surveys)
Age of Seasonal Decorations Consumers
Figure 7: Age of Seasonal Decorations Consumers
Marital Status
Household Income
Figure 8: Household Income of Seasonal Decorations Consumers
Home Ownership
Presence of Children
>> Seasonal Decorations Marketers: Take Action
Ethnicity
Figure 9: Ethnicity
Employment
Figure 10: Employment of Seasonal Decorations Consumers
Education Levels
Figure 11: Education Levels
Region Where Decorating Consumers Live
Figure 12: Regions Where Seasonal Decorations Consumers Live
Figure 13: Top Ten States Where Seasonal Decorations Buyers Live

CHAPTER 2: ABOUT SALES & GROWTH IN THE SEASONAL DECORATIONS MARKET

Seasonal Decorations Market Sales & Growth, 2000-2008
Figure 14: Seasonal Decorations Consumer Market by Holiday, Sales & Growth 2004- 2008
>> Seasonal Decorations Marketers: Take Note
Market for Indoor and Outdoor Decorations
Figure 15: Market Size and Growth for Indoor and Outdoor Decorations 2004-2008

Market Sales by Type of Decoration
Indoor Christmas Decorations Market by Product Type
Figure 16: Market for Indoor Christmas Decorations, 2008
Outdoor Christmas Decorations Market by Product Type
Figure 17: Market for Outdoor Christmas Decorations, 2008
Other Holiday Indoor Decorations Market by Product Type
Figure 18: Market for Other Indoor Holiday Decorations 2008
Other Holiday Outdoor Decorations Market by Product Type
Figure 19: Market for Other Holiday Outdoor Decorations 2008
Indoor and Outdoor Decorations Market by Product Type 2006
Figure 20: Seasonal Decorations Market by Type 2006

Seasonal Decorations Sales by Channel of Distribution
Figure 21: Seasonal Decorations Market by Channel of Distribution 2006 & 2008

- Key Finding: Implications of Industry Sales and Channel of Distribution Data for Seasonal Decorations Marketers

CHAPTER 3: ABOUT CHRISTMAS DECORATING TRADITIONS & CHRISTMAS DECORATING PURCHASES

More About How They Decorate Their Homes for Christmas
Figure 22: Christmas Decorating Traditions: Inside only, Outside only or Both (2008 & 2004)
>>Decorations Marketers: Take Action

Indoor Christmas Decorating Traditions
Number and Types of Christmas Trees Displayed
Figure 23: Type and number of full-size and tabletop trees (2008)
Rooms Where Full-Sized Trees Are Displayed
Figure 24: Rooms Where Full-Sized Trees Are Displayed (2008)
Trend in Indoor Christmas Decorating
Figure 25: Trend in Indoor Christmas Decorating (2008)
>> Decorations Marketers: Take Action
Favorite Colors for Indoor Christmas Decorations
Figure 26: Colors Favored for Indoor Christmas Decorating (2008 & 2004)
>> Decorations Marketers: Take Action
Styles & Themes for Indoor Christmas Decorating
Figure 27: Styles for Indoor Christmas Decorations (2008)
Figure 28: Themes for Indoor Christmas Decorations (2008)
When Decorated Indoors for Christmas 2008
Figure 29: When Decorated Indoors for Christmas 2008 (2008)

Outdoor Christmas Decorating Traditions
Types of Outdoor Decorations Displayed Christmas 2008
Figure 30: Type of Outdoor Decorations Christmas 2008 (2008)
Kinds of Lights Displayed
Figure 31: Types of Outdoor Lights Used (2008)
Figure 32: Favorite Colors for Outdoor Lights (2008)
Figure 33: Use of Timer to Turn On Outdoor Displays (2008)
Where Outdoor Lights Are Displayed
Figure 34: Where Outdoors Lights Are Displayed (2008)
Trend in Outdoor Christmas Decorating
Figure 35: Trend in Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Themes for Outdoor Christmas Decorating
Figure 36: Themes for Outdoor Christmas Decorations (2008)
When Decorated Outdoors for Christmas 2008
Figure 37: When Set Up Outdoor Decorations Christmas 2008 (2008)
Use of Professional Decorators
>> Decorations Marketers: Take Action

About Purchases of Indoor Christmas Decorations
Indoor Christmas Tree Decorations
Figure 38: Indoor Christmas Tree Decorations Purchased (2008 & 2004)
Other Indoor Decorations (Not for Christmas Tree Display)
Figure 39: Other Indoor Christmas Decorations Purchased (2008 & 2004)
>>Decorations Marketers: Take Action
Spending on Indoor Decorations
Figure 40: Spending Indoor Christmas Decorations (2008)
Spending Trends on Indoor Decorations
Figure 41: Trend in Spending on Indoor Christmas Decorations (2008)
>>Decorations Marketers: Take Action
Spending on Specific Types of Indoor Decorations
Figure 42: Median & Mean Price Paid for Specific Indoor Christmas Decorations (2008)

About Purchases of Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Types of Outdoor Decorations Purchased
Figure 43: Type of Outdoor Decorations Purchased (2008 & 2004)
>>Decorations Marketers: Take Action
Type of Lights Purchased
Figure 44: Type of Outdoor Lights Bought (2008)
Factors that Were Most Important in Influencing Outdoor Light Purchase
Figure 45: Factors Rated Most Important in Selecting Outdoor Lights (2008)
Spending on Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Figure 46: Spending on Outdoor Christmas Decorations (2008)
Spending Trends on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Figure 47: Spending Trends on Outdoor Christmas Decorations (2008)
>>Decorations Marketers: Take Action

Effects of 2008 Recession on Christmas Celebrations
Figure 48: Changes to Christmas 2008 Celebrations Due to Economy (2008)
How Much Enjoyed Christmas 2008 Celebrations
Figure 49: Level of Enjoyment Christmas Celebration 2008 (2008)

CHAPTER 4: ABOUT DECORATING TRADITIONS FOR OTHER HOLIDAYS & OTHER HOLIDAY DECORATIONS PURCHASES

Overview Other Holiday Decorating Traditions and Purchase Incidence
Other Holiday Decorating Traditions
Figure 50: Holiday Decorating Traditions Other Holidays, Indoor, Outdoor or Both (2008 & 2004)
Purchases of Other Holiday Decorations
Figure 51: Purchase Incidence of Other Holiday Decorations, including Indoor, Outdoor (2008 & 2004)
>>Seasonal Decorations Marketers: Take Action
Overview Indoor Decorations Purchases Other Holidays
Figure 52: Summary of Indoor Decorations Purchased Other Holidays, 2008 (2008)
Overview Outdoor Decorations Purchases Other Holidays
Figure 53: Overview Outdoor Decorations Purchased Other Holidays, 2008 (2008)

About New Year's Day Decorations
New Year's Day Indoor Decorations Purchased
Figure 54: New Year's Day Indoor Decorations Purchased by Type (2008)
New Year's Day Outdoor Decorations Purchased
Figure 55: New Year's Day Outdoor Decorations Purchased by Type (2008)
Spending on New Year's Day Decorations
Figure 56: Spending on New Year's Day Decorations (2008)

About Valentine's Day Decorations
Valentine's Day Indoor Decorations Purchased
Figure 57: Valentine's Day Indoor Decorations Purchased (2008)
Valentine's Day Outdoor Decorations Purchased
Figure 58: Valentine's Day Outdoor Decorations Purchased (2008)
Spending on Valentine's Day Decorations
Figure 59: Spending on Valentine's Day Decorations (2008)

About St. Patrick's Day Decorations
St. Patrick's Day Indoor Decorations Purchased
Figure 60: St. Patrick's Day Indoor Decorations Purchased (2008)
St. Patrick's Day Outdoor Decorations Bought
Figure 61: St. Patrick's Day Outdoor Decorations Purchased (2008)
Spending on St. Patrick's Day Decorations
Figure 62: Spending on St. Patrick's Day Decorations (2008)

About Easter/Passover Decorations
Easter/Passover Indoor Decorations Purchased
Figure 63: Easter/Passover Indoor Decorations Purchased (2008)
Easter/Passover Outdoor Decorations Purchased
Figure 64: Easter/Passover Outdoor Decorations Purchased (2008)
Easter/Passover Decorations Spending
Figure 65: Easter/Passover Decorations Spending (2008)

About Memorial Day Decorations
Memorial Day Indoor Decorations Purchased
Figure 66: Memorial Day Indoor Decorations (2008)
Memorial Day Outdoor Decorations
Figure 67: Memorial Day Outdoor Decorations Purchased (2008)
Memorial Day Decorations Spending
Figure 68: Memorial Day Decorations Spending (2008)

About Fourth of July Decorations
Fourth of July Indoor Decorations
Figure 69: Fourth of July Indoor Decorations Purchased (2008)
Fourth of July Outdoor Decorations
Figure 70: Fourth of July Outdoor Decorations Purchased (2008)
Fourth of July Decorations Spending
Figure 71: Spending on Fourth of July Decorations (2008)

About Halloween Decorations
Halloween Indoor Decorations Purchased
Figure 72: Halloween Indoor Decorations Purchased (2008)
Halloween Outdoor Decorations Purchased
Figure 73: Halloween Outdoor Decorations Purchased (2008)
Halloween Decorations Spending
The Christmas and Seasonal Decorations Report

About Thanksgiving Decorations
Thanksgiving Indoor Decorations Purchased
Figure 74: Thanksgiving Indoor Decorations Purchased (2008)
Thanksgiving Outdoor Decorations Purchased
Figure 75: thanksgiving Outdoor Decorations Purchased (2008)
Thanksgiving Decorations Spending
Figure 76: Thanksgiving Decorations Spending (2008)

About Plans to Purchase New Holiday Decorations for 2009
Likely to Buy New Decorations for Holidays 2009
Figure 77: Very or Somewhat Likely to Buy New Decorations for Holidays in 2009 (2008)
Expected Spending on Holiday Decorations 2009
Figure 78: Spending Trends on Decorations 2009 (2008)

CHAPTER 5: ABOUT SHOPPING FOR SEASONAL DECORATIONS

Shopping Destinations for Christmas and Seasonal Decorations
Figure 79: Shopping Destinations, Regular & Occasional (2004 & 2008)
Demographic Distinctives in Shopping Destinations
>>Seasonal Decorations Marketers: Take Action
Favorite Stores for Decorations Shoppers
Figure 80: Favorite Retail Store Brands and Key Demographic Characteristics Linked to Retail Brand (2008)
>> Seasonal Decorations Marketers: Take Action
Experiences Rated Important in Influencing Seasonal Decorations Consumers to Shop
Figure 81: Shopping Experiences Rated Very or Extremely Important by Decorations Shoppers (2008)
Activities that Influence the Decorations Shopper Most
Figure 82: Shopping Activities That Influence the Decorations Shopper (2008)
>>Seasonal Decorations Marketers: Take Action

CHAPTER 6: SEASONAL DECORATIONS BRANDS

Brand Awareness
Figure 83: Brand Awareness Decorations Brands (2008)
Brand Purchase
>>Seasonal Decorations Marketers: Take Action
Figure 84: Brands Purchased (2008)
Licensed Brands
Figure 85: Most Popular Licensed brands (2008)

CHAPTER 7: ABOUT SEASONAL DECORATIONS CONSUMERS' ATTITUDES AND PERSONALITIES

Where Decorators Get Ideas for Decorating
Figure 86: Sources of Decorating Ideas (2008)

Attitudes about Seasonal Decorations
Figure 87: Attitudes about Seasonal Decorations (2008)
Trends in Attitudes about Seasonal Decorating
Figure 88: Trends in Attitudes (2004 & 2008)

Five Different Personalities of Seasonal Decorations Consumers Emerged
Figure 89: Seasonal Decorations Personalities and their Attitudes (2008)
Trends in Decorating Personalities
Figure 90: Trend in Personality Distribution (2004 & 12008)
The Martha Personality
Christmas Decorator Personality
Obligated Decorator
Just-Get-By Decorator
Nostalgic Decorator
Field Guide to the Five Decorating Personalities
Figure 91: Field Guide to the Five Decorating Personalities (2008)
>> Seasonal Decorations Marketers: Take Action

CHAPTER 8: ABOUT MAXIMIZING SALES TO THE SEASONAL DECORATIONS CONSUMER MARKET

Trends in Seasonal Decorations Purchase Incidence
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:

Trends in Decorating the Home for the Holidays
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:

Demographics that Define the Consumer Market for Seasonal Decorations
Gender of Seasonal Decorations Buyers
Age of Seasonal Decorations Consumers
Marital Status

Household Income
Home Ownership
Presence of Children
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:
Region Where Decorating Consumers Make Their Home

Trends in the Seasonal Decorations Market
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:
Market for Indoor and Outdoor Decorations
Indoor Christmas Decorations Market by Product Type
Outdoor Christmas Decorations Market by Product Type
Other Holiday Indoor Decorations Market by Product Type
Other Holiday Outdoor Decorations Market by Product Type
Seasonal Decorations Sales by Channel of Distribution
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:

About Christmas Decorating Traditions & Christmas Decorating Purchases
More about How People Decorate Their Homes for Christmas
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:
Indoor Christmas Decorating Traditions
Trend in Indoor Christmas Decorating
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:
Favorite Colors for Indoor Christmas Decorations
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:
Outdoor Christmas Decorating Traditions
Trend in Outdoor Christmas Decorating
Use of Professional Decorators
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:

About Purchases of Indoor Christmas Decorations
Indoor Christmas Tree Decorations
Other Indoor Decorations (Not for Christmas Tree Display)
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:
Spending on Indoor Decorations
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:

About Purchases of Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Types of Outdoor Decorations Purchased
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:
Spending on Outdoor Christmas Decorations
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:
Effects of 2008 Recession on Christmas Celebrations

About Decorating Traditions for Other Holidays & Other Holiday Decorations Purchases
Other Holiday Decorating Traditions
Purchases of Other Holiday Decorations
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:

About Plans to Purchase New Holiday Decorations for 2009
Expected Spending on Holiday Decorations 2009

About Shopping for Seasonal Decorations
Shopping Destinations for Christmas and Seasonal Decorations
Demographic Distinctives in Shopping Destinations
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:
Experiences Rated Important in Influencing Seasonal Decorations Consumers to Shop
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:

About Seasonal Decorations Consumers' Attitudes and Personalities
Where Decorators Get Ideas for Decorating
Attitudes about Seasonal Decorations
Trends in Attitudes about Seasonal Decorating

Five Different Personalities of Seasonal Decorations Consumers Emerged
The Martha Personality
Nostalgic Decorator
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:

Final Thoughts
Getting Rid of Clutter Dominant Consumer Trend — Seasonal Decorations Are the Exception to the Rule
The Whole Consumer Economy Is Going Experiential — Material Goods Have to Deliver an Experience to the Consumer
Why Experiences Will Always Trump Things
Experiences Give Rise to Nostalgia and Longing for more Experiences
- Strategies for Seasonal Decorations Marketers to Maximize Sales:

APPENDIX A: FOCUS GROUP COMMENTS
Focus Group Research
About Favorite Decorations
About Why They Decorate
Indoor Decorating Traditions for Christmas
Outside Christmas Decorating Traditions
Easter Decorating Traditions
Fourth of July Decorating Traditions
Halloween Decorating Traditions
Thanksgiving Decorating Traditions
Party Decorating Details
Details About Other Decorating Traditions
About Shopping for Decorations
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- Goebel
- Hallmark
- Jim Shore's Heartwood Creek
- Kurt S. Adler
- Lalique
- Lenox
- Lladro
- M.I. Hummel
- Martha Stewart Everyday
- Midwest Cannon Falls
- Old World Christmas
- Possible Dreams
- Precious Moments
- Roman
- Russ Berrie
- Sandra Magsamen Messages from the Heart
- Seasons of Cannon Falls/Midwest of Cannon Falls
- Silvestri
- Snowbabies by Department 56
- Swarovski
- Things Remembered
- Tiffany
- Vera Bradley
- Waterford
- Williraye
- Willow Tree
- Coca Cola
- Disney Princesses (Cinderella, Tinkerbell, etc.)
- Elvis
- Frosty the Snowman
- Hannah Montana
- John Deere
- M&Ms
- Mickey Mouse and Friends
- NASCAR
- NFL
- Peanuts characters (Snoopy, Charlie Brown, etc.)
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
- The Grinch
- Winnie the Pooh and Friends
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Brookstone
- Costco
- Crate & Barrel
- Dillards
- Expo Home Design
- Fortunoff
- Frontgate
- Grandin Road
- Hallmark
- Hobby Lobby
- Home Depot
- HomeGoods
- JC Penneys
- Jo-Ann
- Kirkland?s
- Kohls
- Kmart
- Linens ?n Things
- Macy's
- Marshalls
- Michael?s
- Lord & Taylor
- Lowe?s
- Pier 1
- Pottery Barn
- Sam's Club
- Sears
- Steinmart
- Target
- TJ Maxx
- Tuesday Morning
- Wal-Mart
- Williams-Sonoma
- Yankee Candle
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