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Jul 30, 2012 07:42 |  #1

Its my goal to get 2 or 3 new backdrops for Christmas, the past few years I have tried using a real tree but my actual backdrop options were pretty basic and I am trying to improve upon that and get more customers this year.

I checked out dennymfg but their Christmas selection is rather lacking, other than an outside door one, but that would require to be an 8x10 with 8 being the width. If I were to spend the extra money and get an 8x10 I would prefer it to be horizontal to fit more people.

I would a really nice and classy looking fireplace set for one backdrop.

For another perhaps a winter wonderland, I loved the scene from the first narnia movie but that might be a bit dated now.

And for a 3rd perhaps a nice looking Christmas tree one that is wide, 10x8.

Any suggestions? My budget for this is around $300. Right now denny has a descent sale, 6x8's for half price and 40% off 8x10's and since im a club member I save a tiny bit more and close to free shipping.


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Aug 01, 2012 19:38 |  #2

I follow Backdrop Outlet on Facebook, not sure why (I've never bought anything) but they seem to have sales going on ALL the time. They don't seen obnoxiously overpriced to me, granted my backdrops come from sheets of fabric from Jo-Ann's Fabrics and Mardens. =]


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Aug 01, 2012 20:13 |  #3

They have a much larger selection of Christmas designs that denny but nothing that really impressed me. And denny only has 1 that im tempted by.

What are some other good backdrop stores? :D


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Aug 01, 2012 22:09 |  #4

http://www.backdropcit​y.com/christmas.htm (external link)




  
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Aug 01, 2012 22:15 |  #5

Im tempted to just contact the local high schools art teachers and put together some sort of contest for their students. they can draw out a design or what have you and submit it, then ahve a voting period and the winner will get the chance to paint the canvas or perhaps the class can *I'll supply the drop and paint* and the winner will get a Christmas family portrait worth $500 or something.


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Aug 02, 2012 11:48 as a reply to  @ GerryDavid's post |  #6

I bought one like this last year-
http://www.ebay.com …op-SV191B22-/250904838057 (external link)

It is okay, except for the harsh wrinkles that won't lay out.


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Aug 02, 2012 12:06 |  #7

most of these Christmas designs look either to dull, to fake, to cartoony or to ugly. :) I see an opening in the market that someone could succeed with, with an awesome set of backrops!! :)

I do like the one you posted, cept it is a bit to fake looking.

hte last couple years I just decorated a huge tree and used that, but that requires walking people through the building from one end to another through a hair salon and I want more options. :)


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Aug 02, 2012 19:55 as a reply to  @ GerryDavid's post |  #8

It is a bit cartoonish. Like you, I could not find one that I really liked. For what I needed it for, it worked-


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