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Quintessential Holiday Card for the Neighborhood

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 SA585680000

For years, our hearts have been captivated by the enchanting spectacle of this beautifully decorated home that is practically the homeowner's holiday card for the neighborhood. A tradition so cherished that it has become a timeless beacon of joy for both young and old. Back in December 2014, I penned a blog about this festive masterpiece, and now, in 2023, it's time for an update.

The inspiration for this blog post came from a comment made in our neighborhood Facebook group by a lady, now 37, who fondly recalled this dazzling Christmas display since the age of 5. For an impressive 32 years, this beautiful display has been a steadfast tradition, eagerly anticipated and celebrated by generations.

Upon approaching, the iconic sight of Santa Claus and his eight reindeer pulling a sleigh greets you, while playful penguins frolic at the North Pole, and Frosty the Snowman playfully pops up behind them every 45 seconds. The whimsical trio of gingerbread men stand guard over the lively show, and a few adventurous jackrabbits make occasional appearances from behind the foliage.

   

Now, shift your gaze to the opposite side, and be delighted by the sight of Gambel quail chicks donning Santa hats, accompanied by an unexpected visitor – a jovial javelina by the Christmas tree. The magic of the season comes alive in this meticulously curated display, weaving together the festive spirit and the wonders of nature in our very own front yard wonderland.

The outdoor Christmas decorations are set up and running every night from 5:30 to 9:30, ensuring that the magic extends throughout the evening for all to enjoy.

 

 

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Posted by

Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor®

HomeSmart Elite Group
Tel:  (602) 710-8161

10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100
Scottsdale AZ 85260

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved your post and I always wonder why people do not decorate their homes? What is the reason? Attitude, money, effort or just lack of spirit? Endre

Dec 23, 2023 09:48 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The universal card of happiness and joy is not really a bad thing to me so I say happy holidays or merry Christmas!!

Dec 23, 2023 11:22 PM
Steffy Hristova

Hi Laura Cerrano ! Agreed! May your Holidays be happy and joyful!

Dec 24, 2023 07:47 AM
Dennis Neal
RE/MAX, Big Bear - Big Bear Lake, CA
Your Home Sold in 21 Days or We Sell It For Free

Cheers to another great post! Wishing you joy this holiday season and more success next year!

Dec 23, 2023 11:48 PM
Steffy Hristova

Hi Dennis Neal , happy holidays to you and best wishes for a healthy and successful 2024!

Dec 24, 2023 07:48 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It's a great thing that they continue to carry on the tradition! Thank you for sharing!

Dec 24, 2023 04:29 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. , thanks for your comment. I don't know exactly the answer why some people do not decorate their homes. Maybe it's a combination of the three reasons you mentioned. Decoration is a one of my favorite parts of the holidays. My blog was also partially inspired by Carol Williams 's  answer to a questions I had asked on Facebook (What is your favorite part of the holidays)?

Dec 24, 2023 07:45 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

HI Kat Palmiotti , I think it's such a treat! The characters of the Christmas decoration are the familiar ones, but they are arranged differently every year and occasionally I see a few new ones. Best wishes for a peaceful, healthy and joyous holiday season! You get an extra treat with the snow in Kalispell! I always love your Nature photos.

Dec 24, 2023 07:51 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Thank you!

Dec 24, 2023 08:21 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Steffy,

Happy holidays to you and best wishes for a healthy and successful 2024! I love the holiday decorating tradition and your video were awesome!

Dec 24, 2023 08:16 PM
Steffy Hristova

Thank you very much, Dorie Dillard Austin TX ! I was amazed at the number of viewings the video got, too. It is indeed  a very pleasant and elegant installation. Best wishes for a happy new 2024 year!

Dec 30, 2023 03:51 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved your reply now with that said Merry Christmas to you and your family, Endre

Dec 24, 2023 11:20 PM
Steffy Hristova

Thanks very much, Endre Barath, Jr. ! Happy New 2024 Year to you and Diane!

Dec 30, 2023 03:52 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Merry Christmas Steffy,

Wishing you and your loved ones many blessings this Christmas!

Bob

 

Dec 25, 2023 01:37 PM
Steffy Hristova

Thanks very much Bob Crane ! Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2024 Year!

Dec 30, 2023 03:52 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are nice decorations, Steffy.  My neighborhood seemed to decorate more than usual this year.

Dec 27, 2023 10:47 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Thanks very much, Myrl Jeffcoat ! We love them, too. Best wishes for a lovely and happy 2024 Year!

Dec 30, 2023 03:54 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you are having a productive January.

Best wishes for an outstanding 2024!

Jan 28, 2024 07:46 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Thank you very much, Roy Kelley ! Best wishes to you too for 2024! More in 2024! 

Jan 28, 2024 09:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Steffy.

I hope all is going well for you. Have an outstanding spring.

Mar 29, 2024 08:22 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

The joy and beauty of holiday spirit inspires throughout the year. Glad to discover your post and continued holiday blessings to you and yours. 

Apr 11, 2024 08:49 PM