...And I need your help. (and no fussing about how it's too early--if you had this much to do, you'd start early too.)
This is our house last year at Christmas.
This is what we did on basically short notice. Now, granted, that's more than some people do, well, ever, but not us. We're Christmas Light People. We've been to a *convention*. It's a big deal. So, this year, we want to do more. In fact, this year, we want to use up as much of our insane stockpile of decorations, mostly so we can get rid of the rest and finally walk in our garage again. So, I need ideas, bloggy friends o'mine. The only things in this original display that are non-negotiable are Santa and the sleigh, and the lights around the garage. Everything else is interchangeable. We are planning on getting icicles on the top level this year (we have to hire a contractor to install hooks, don't ask...). We have every color light strand available--orange, pink, purple, red, blue, green, gold, multi, white, and chasers. Anything in that yard can be covered in any of those combinations. We have garland, we have ribbon, we wreaths, both lit and unlit, we have candy canes that light up and snowflakes and inflatables in every size and shape. Tell me, darlings, if this were *your* blank canvass and you didn't have to pay the electric bill, what would *you* do?? More pictures here, if you need a refresher. Clearly, I need no help with the interior ;) And if I can find pictures of what we used to do to Matt's house in our hay days, I'll post those as well. Just so you know what you're dealing with.