Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Did people in your neighborhood decorate with lights? Did some people really go “all out” when decorating? Any stories involving your ancestors and decorations?
This is the Advent Christmas Memories Blog for today.
December 5, 2012
1. Growing up several people in our neighborhood decorated outside. There was one area where the homeowners really were fancy with their outside lights. My family only put electric candles in the windows.
2. When I moved to FL I was shocked at how many did outside lights. What i had thought was all out when I lived in Ohio, was nothing like here. Several homes have people going through their homes and touring the outside. There is also one that has a huge santa in his sled with the reindeer on their roof!! People from miles around come to see that one. All of our neighbors have outdoor lights and since Bob and I got married, he puts some up outside.
3. I don't have any stores of my ancestors and outdoor lights. Most of them lived on large farms and most likely didn't feel the need as no one would see them.
Each year Bob usually takes either pictures or videos of our outdoor lights. He does a really great job. I used to put up our tree in the FL room which could be seen from outside. I also used to have a huge ball made from clear plastic cups with miniature lights inside that I would hang on the front porch but never considered it an outside decoration. Bob tries to add one new decoration and/or a string of lights each year. it is really pretty this year. I think it is just enough - not too little, yet not too much either.
Do any of you decorate outside?
Enjoy the rest of your week. Don't forget to reward yourself, if even a new pen, magazine, nail polish, or anything small. Even with holiday presents coming soon, you deserve something for reaching a goal no matter what size it is!!
Peace Love Joy to all my Spark Buds. i love each of you.