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Finally got around to taking some pics of my display. I wanted to put more molds and inflatables out but I was late getting started. I'm happy with how it turned out! The nativity, gingerbread set, snowman in first pic, lamp post and lolly pop are new additions to my collection. Really hope we win the neighborhood contest! Merry Christmas!  :)

 

Christopher

 

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Thanks for all the kind compliments! I was tweaking a few things and a car stopped as it was passing; they rolled down the window and snapped a quick photo, you could hear the excitement coming from the kids. That's what makes it all worth it! Hope everyone is having a great season so far!  :)

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It saddens me to say this, but our display was vandalized last night. Our inflatables were slashed and one might not be repairable. It only takes a few punk kids to dampen the spirits of others. I don't wanna give in, but I will not be putting out any inflatables to replace the damaged. I'm slightly considering putting away the molds as well. This is my third year in the subdivision and haven't had an issue. Last night, my timer failed me and the lights didn't shut off, most likely they were out trolling for trouble. Hopefully the HOA can help make the neighborhood safer and hopefully no other houses are harmed. I'm glad it was able to be on display most of the month and has been a joy to lots of families. Merry Christmas everyone! 

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Sorry to hear that. Besides having security cameras a cheaper way could be sensors. Security cameras are nice however you will never catch the person in the midst of the act. Last year we caught 3 people attempting to steal from our display. The sensors work great. I have several sensors that cover my property and once you step foot on ita an alarm goes of on a monitor within my house. The person doesn't even know the alarm is going off and within seconds we run outside and catch them. Definitely look into it. It's ashame we have to go through this trouble but it happens. Sorry again

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I thought your display was wonderful! I am sorry that your display was vandalized. It is sad that some people can't stand for others to be happy. The sensors sound like a great idea. You also might offer a reward for information about the incident. If the vandals are teenagers, they have probably bragged about it.

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It saddens me to say this, but our display was vandalized last night. Our inflatables were slashed and one might not be repairable. It only takes a few punk kids to dampen the spirits of others. I don't wanna give in, but I will not be putting out any inflatables to replace the damaged. I'm slightly considering putting away the molds as well. This is my third year in the subdivision and haven't had an issue. Last night, my timer failed me and the lights didn't shut off, most likely they were out trolling for trouble. Hopefully the HOA can help make the neighborhood safer and hopefully no other houses are harmed. I'm glad it was able to be on display most of the month and has been a joy to lots of families. Merry Christmas everyone! 

Christopher,

 

Sorry to hear that the display was vandalized.  It's sad but there are those that only find joy making other peoples lives _ELL.  Good Lord, I wish we would bring back the Dunking Stools and the Public Square Stocks for these people! 

You should prop up baby Jesus in the manger holding a sign that says "I've Got My Eyes On You". LOL! :lol:   I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

 

Later,

Allen

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Sorry to hear the bad news. It is a shame that you cannot decorate for Christmas without someone wanting to do damage to your display. Chris, keep your head up and don't give in to the pressure to take up all of your decorations. I know that they are not cheap and seem to go higher and higher in price each year. Did your home get judged for the light contest yet? If not that may be the reason that it was done to take away your advantage. Maybe the HOA can take measures to make the neighborhood safer.

Have a Merry Christmas and remember that there is always next year.

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While it was and still is upsetting, we're not giving in to disrespectful, mindless people. We have a good friend who is a great seamstress and is gonna try her best to repair them. Two of them aren't slashed terribly but the reindeer has about a 2ft gash in his head. I can't help but call him franken-deer for now. Haha! The neighbors have shown support, we filed a police report and the HOA has been made aware. Time to get the yard back to normal and enjoy the last couple weeks of my favorite time of the year. Thanks for the comments and suggestions. We've purchased some surveillance stuff in hopes to deter anyone from stepping foot in our yard. Unfortunately the contest judging isn't until the 22nd or 23rd and that has crossed my mind but we have a friendly community. I honestly think some punk kids were trolling the neighborhood and happened to see the inflatables (they should have been off, darn timer). I don't think it was a planned attack. Will post a pic once we're back up and running! Merry Christmas and thanks again for the support!!  :)

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Thank you meghann & Billings! I'm so happy to share this news, our friend was able to repair all three inflatables. The reindeer was sad, he was slashed and ripped from the top of his head down to his neck. Honestly wasn't sure he would be salvageable and still look good. He's as good as new, if not better! Christmas is saved! Hope everyone has a great, safe holiday!!  :)

 

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The HOA board just knocked on our door, we won the decorating contest! Exciting and grateful! This makes two years in a row!  :)  Merry Christmas, hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday!! Christopher

 

Wow!  What a great job. You're very lucky to have such a talented friend.  :)

 

Thank you, can't thank her enough for saving Santa. Haha!

 

AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

 

Thank you!

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