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Why Choose Christmas Design Institute?

Do you ever wonder:

  • How some Christmas trees look so amazing?

  • How do professional decorators decorate for Christmas?

  • What do the professionals know that I do not?

Are you interested in becoming a professional designer or owning your own business? If so, then this is the place for you. Here at Christmas Design Institute, we love Christmas and are passionate about teaching and helping others.

Heather Lundervold is the owner, instructor and creator of Christmas Design Institute. She has been professionally designing for the holidays for over 23 years. She is very knowledgeable and qualified to teach and mentor other in the space of business and holiday design.

Some of her accolades include:

  • Heather has been a part of the floral and design community for over 25 years. She bought her flower shop in 2000 and sold the business in 2009. During that time, she also opened Elves to the Rescue which is her current holiday design and installation company which she still operates today.

  • Through her career Heather has also started, operated and sold several other successful businesses.

  • She has been featured in the Phoenix Home & Gardens magazine, American Dream, ELLE DECOR, Arizona Foothills, Images Arizona, Fontdoors publication, several news channels and TV shows for her work.

  • Heather has worked alongside of many other professional holiday decorators through her career where she learned the elements and principles of holiday & Christmas design. She has also learned there are limited resources for others to learn how to design for the holidays and/or start their own business, so she opened Christmas Design Institute. She is now teaching her students what she has learned, how to properly start, run and grow a successful 6 figure design business.

  • Heather is a graduate of AIFD flower design school and has a marketing degree from ASU and Phoenix College. Her client list includes celebrities, high profile entertainers, business owners, professional athletes and coaches, resorts, residential and commercial properties. When it comes to Christmas design Heather has done it all.

Become a Professional Christmas Decorator through our online academy business & mentoring program or DECORATE LIKE A PRO - Designer class series!

The mentoring program is a step-by-step guide working with Heather and a 25 self-guided module system to owning your holiday design business. This program is for those who would like to earn income as a designer. The DECORATE LIKE A PRO - Designer series is 12 design classes for those who would like to learn Christmas design for their own personal which is included in the mentorship program.

Go at your own pace and there are many options available to customize your experience to fit your needs exactly. Through the module system, we will walk you through the steps and teach you everything you will need to know about operating your own Christmas holiday design business. We will cover everything from principles of design, starting your business, marketing, maintaining customers, employees, bidding quotes, working as a professional decorator and much much more.

Upon completion of the mentorship program, you will have full understanding on how to run your business. Most importantly you will gain knowledge on how to creatively design and use everything you have learned for years to come in your new career! You will get a certificate of completion when you complete either training program and lifetime access to Heather for support and questions. You may work on her crew with Elves to the Rescue for on the job training, shadowing, crew leader or crew help in conjunction with taking your own clients. Heather will also refer you clients to get your business started. This is a program to guarantee you success as long as you put in the work!

DECORATE LIKE A PRO is a design program to teach you everything you need to know about becoming a designer whether that is for personal use or for profit. Join the CDI - Holiday Magic Club membership after completion for continued education, marketing and business building assistance.

Heather is one of the best in the industry. Whether you want to design for fun or make six figures, she can teach you everything you need to know. Join Heather Lundervold, and learn how to decorate like a holiday pro!

Webinars: We offer webinars that go into more detail if you are just not sure what this is all about or would just like more information. We also offer private calls as well. Check our calendar for upcoming webinars or special request by email,

  1. Become a Professional Holiday Decorator - DECORATE LIKE A PRO- Designer Series

  2. Start your Own Christmas Decorating Business/Coaching and Mentoring

Contact us today for more information on our classes and mentoring program. EMAIL:

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