Deck the Halls!

Vintage-Santa-Claus-down-chimneyWe’ve been decking the halls, or at least the front door of my daughter’s apartment in anticipation of taking FIRST place in the decorating contest. Her apartment complex is hosting a Decorate-Your-Front-Door Contest with a $50 prize going to the best entry.

Today the judges will be inspecting and determining precisely who has the BEST decorated front door. And since they are only a FEW entries, I’m hoping we edge out the competition.

Christmas Family Project Goes Into High Gear

When Renee first told me of the contest, I immediately jumped on board this family project. I’ll admit, I was the mastermind that spearheaded the creative concept of making the front door a Christmas mantle.  However, my son-in-law Jonathan assembled and constructed the mantle from scrap Crown molding left over from a carpentry project.

Meanwhile, I visited my favorite junk store finding an old window, a vintage Santa cut-out and a baby cradle to act as a fireplace screen. With the addition of some inexpensive stockings, wreath, garland and the wizardry of Jonathan, I think we’ve got a winner!

Grandson Zachary next to Santa on our contest entry.

Grandson Zachary next to Santa on our contest entry.

If you’re wondering how in the world they’ll use their door, they don’t. They customarily use the back door. That’s why we could attach a large plywood piece and create the entire Christmas mantle setting going whole hog. Hey, even if they don’t win the contest, it sure was fun creating it.

By the way, that’s not an elf next to Santa, that’s my grandson Zachary who’s finally figured out this whole Christmas thing and is MORE than just a little bit excited about Santa’s impending visit.

Taking a Few Days

For the first time ever, we are taking off both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day so that our employees can enjoy the holidays with their families. We will be back, in the office, on Thursday, December 26th.

We hope you get all that you want for Christmas, but in case you don’t, give us a call (800) 407-4040 or visit our website beginning the day after Christmas to fulfill your Christmas wish list.


Have a warm and wonderful holiday with your loved ones. For now, our wish for you is best captured in this sentiment:

The Magic of Christmas never ends

and its greatest of gifts

are family and friends.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays my friends,



One Response to “Deck the Halls!”

  1. Don Kincheloe Says:

    Merry Christmas to my favorite magical business. Blessing to you and yours. May your season be special.

    The Kincheloe’s

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