Since a young age, Christopher Hiedeman enjoyed drawing, painting, gardening, & other creative hobbies. Helping his family decorate for the holidays sparked his passion for design, and in the fall of 2009 he enrolled for his very first semester of Interior Design classes. He decided to go to school part-time so he could continue spending lots of time with his family and expand on his passions for interior design, holiday decorating, and art. After a few years, he was excited to get a degree in Interior Design & start his creative journey!
2008 marked the first of many Halloween parties held at Christopher & Tim’s home. Each year, he enjoyed choosing new spooky décor themes & creating many of his own decorations. In 2014, Christopher decided to compile many of his Halloween ideas & photographs into his very first book: “The Halloween Decorating Idea Book” which was self-published in September of that year. The excitement from the first book led to the creation of “The Halloween Decorating Idea Book 2” (published August 7th, 2015), and next “The Halloween Decorating Idea Book 3” (published July 26th, 2016).
Along the way, Christopher also created coloring books, a Halloween children’s book (Helga The Witch), and a comic book featuring the character “Terence The Spider”. After joining a website where users could earn money from votes on creative content, he found himself trying out a new passion – writing! This new adventure led to the creation of “Beatrix Percival” (a three part book series about a witch), Thomas (a romantic ghost story), and “The Little Book With A Big Voice” (a collection of heartwarming short stories) – all released first on the website, then later self-published. Many of Christopher’s books can be found under the Bookstore tab of this site, on Amazon.com, and on CH Quill (an online library containing many of Christopher’s writing pieces).
In 2015, the Christopher Hiedeman YouTube Channel was created. It wasn’t until the late fall of 2017 that the channel started gaining momentum. The release of the “Wave Ribbon Christmas Tree Video” was the true beginning of the channel, being the first video recorded in HD with a full lighting set up. With a stroke of luck, the video caught the attention of a group on Facebook, and the views & subscribers began to climb. Today, the wave ribbon tree video holds the most views on his channel with 1.8 M views. If you’ve watched any of Christopher’s videos, you may have heard his pet canary “Peep” singing in the background of the videos! Peep made his debut on Christopher’s channel in the 2019 Christmas Home Tour video. The unfortunate news of Peep's passing was shared early 2021 on Instagram. Later that year, Christopher welcomed Marshmallow, a new canary to the family.
2020 marked a new exciting era for the Christopher Hiedeman YouTube channel. In the past, the channel was mostly only active in the fall & winter. But 2020 sparked the creation of many new videos – including some vlog style videos, more home and garden tours, and “Christopher Hiedeman’s Wonderful World”, a series of personal videos highlighting something special to him, including the story of how he met his birthmother for the first time. The videography, graphics, music, and ideas themselves saw noticeable change from past years videos with flashier intros, dramatic music, theatrical filming, more out-of-the-box creations, and more screen time for Christopher Hiedeman – all recorded in a 120 year old historic house!
A new addition to ChristopherHiedeman.com came in 2021 - Clock & Corbel - an online shop featuring vintage inspired art creations! Clock & Corbel kicked off with a Halloween shop featuring vintage style Halloween buckets, velvet pumpkins, & other hand painted items created &/or refinished by Christopher Hiedeman himself. The shop also houses his book "Beatrix Percival Halloween Edition", a story he originally wrote in 2016. The Halloween edition of the book not only got a fun Halloween cover redesign, but the storyline got a few Halloween embellishments fitting for a story about a witch! The new book is available under the shop tab & is the first book offered signed & as a hard copy!
The Christopher Hiedeman YouTube channel reached two milestones in December 2021 - passing 15 million total views across all videos, as well as passing 100K subscribers!
Almost five years after its publication, Part 1 of "Thomas", Christopher's paranormal romance book got transformed into an exciting audio adventure! Released in February of 2022, the audiobook video, complete with theatrical sound effects & immersive music, was shared on his vlog channel. In August, a hardcover Halloween Edition of "Thomas" was released with a new spooky cover fitting for a ghost story! A special hardcover edition of "Helga The Witch" with a new cover design was also released in August! The book made it's debut in the Fall Home Tour video, causing the book to sell out on his website overnight! The three Halloween Books were quickly made available directly from the publishing site to allow more copies to be available & links to each can be found under the shop tab in the descriptions of book's product page.
Thank you for stopping by my site! Feel free to browse around! I organized the decorating idea image galleries by season in the tabs above. Many of the galleries on my site are full of projects that link to videos on YouTube, so if you see something interesting, you’re welcome to watch the videos!
Happy decorating! 😊