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So my question for the day is this...if you are adding a new element to your display do you need to or have to include a song that "represents" that element?  Example would be a Disney element added to the display so does a Disney song need be sequenced so that the element makes sense?

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Ok good I was thinking so but I wanted to make sure that my thinking is correct

 

Well, no one here said your "thinking was correct" - in this hobby you just have to thing it!  Being correct is not a requiement, if you like it and it does not cause your visitors to turn green or hurl things at your house, then do it.  HAVE FUN! 

 

Is it nice to light an object with a specific song?  I think so, however as noted by others that does not mean you don't light it with other sequences, you can just have some extra fun with item specific songs.

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I agree - think of it more as artistry.  No one can say you were wrong to color outside the lines. Do what you want -- with the paints given to you... 

 

 

Who would have ever thought Picasso had it right at the time? OK, so some people did, but most did not -  I still don't  LOL    But he goes for the big bucks now...

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I agree with everything yall are saying...I just don't want the element out of place if that makes sense.  See this year we are recreating Cinderella's carriage and my husband and I are talking about whether or not that would be out of place if a Cinderella song isn't played or would people know what it is if there isn't a reference to the movie.  I really don't care for an element in a display doesn't make sense so I am trying to make sure that I am not guilty of it too.  I hope that I am making sense

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I agree with everything yall are saying...I just don't want the element out of place if that makes sense.  See this year we are recreating Cinderella's carriage and my husband and I are talking about whether or not that would be out of place if a Cinderella song isn't played or would people know what it is if there isn't a reference to the movie.  I really don't care for an element in a display doesn't make sense so I am trying to make sure that I am not guilty of it too.  I hope that I am making sense

 

 

I think you are being too hard on yourselfs - I have a deer and snoopy, etc.. that are lighted all the time.  While I have songs for them, it does not play over and over.

 

Some people may not get it, so what - if it looks good they will just enjoy the item and the lights on it, the song will add flavor but not make the item.

 

Now, you can clearly only light the carrage during the song, then people may wonder why it is not lit up.

 

The key idea is "does it look good, on it't own with the lights on" - that is all that is really required of any display static or animated.  The fact you have music to go with your display adds value to what you have out, but it does not make or break the item.

 

If you want to highlight it, then add a spotlight or two that only come on when the song plays, or a few strobes in it, that adds to the item and draws the eye when the song plays, the rest of the time, it is just one more item.

 

Here is a good example, check out my site www.crazytechchristmas.com - watch the video for the Dreidel I added last year - that shows how I highlight the item, then look at other videos and you will see I still use the item on other songs - the only feedback I received was people enjoyed the fact I had more than Christmas songs in my display.

 

No one asked why I was lighting up a dreidel during other songs - so go for it and don't sweat it so much.

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There are no rules here, you do what you think makes you and your family happy. Dont get to hung up on what others may think because firstly do the lights for yourself and your family and the enjoyment that it will bring to the wider community is a just a bonus

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