Friday, November 28, 2008

A black Friday tradition

Every year on black Friday the day after Thanksgiving, there is a tradition in my family. My wife and daughters go shopping and I put up the outdoor Christmas decorations.

In the early days when my girls were little and I was younger my house decorations resemble those of the Griswolds home in the movie a Christmas vacation. The last few years, as I get older and my daughters are no longer kids I am cutting back, reducing the number of lights and decorations.

Every year I complain that this is the last year, but I love to decorate and I don’t want to be the only grouch in my street that doesn’t decorate.

5 comments:

My LIttle Family: said...

I think it looks fantastic! A perfect balance between "not enought" and "too much". Great job. Vickie

Wicked Gardener said...

yeah . . . I guess it is time to take down the Halloween decorations, huh?

Anna/Flowergardengirl said...

Same here...we are doing less is more. I visited quite a few classy neighborhoods last year and got ideas. I hope I can make it look like I want without the Griswald affect. Your pictures are great!

Cheryl said...

Hi Rusty.....it looks charming and that is just how it should look......perfect.....

Darla said...

It looks just great. If momma's happy everyone's happy!