This was one of our most FUN HOUSES EVER! Darlene is a dear friend of mine. She has always wanted her house decorated by my elves. Little did she know, this was going to be the YEAR.
This year is her 50th BIRTHDAY (I hope she does not mind me saying that) She has a wonderful HUSBAND.
She has a wonderful daughter that was a partner in crime….we all worked hard to pull this off.
Jimmy had a plan. A man with a plan is fun to work with. Throughout the summer he and I, along with their daughter Ashley, PLOTTED about how we could SURPRISE Darlene with ALL NEW CHRISTMAS STUFF….ALL NEW…Get that…EVERYTHING NEW.
We decided to do it late October, so she could enjoy it for a longer period of time. Jimmy’s plan would be to take her away on a short business trip and we would move in to work…
The new tree was bought, ready to go. We were up early the next morning ready to go to work, creating MAGIC. Remember he wanted her to have ALL NEW THINGS.
We had so much fun working on it, knowing how surprised she was going to be. We decorated every nook and cranny and this is a BIG HOUSE. They had only lived in it one Christmas before, so nothing had to be in any specific place. We had a lot of permission to CREATE, all the time envisioning her eyes when she walked in.
You will see the little white tree below that we did for her office, with pictures of her grandsons and children's memento's.
If I showed you every picture we made it would be an all time LONG POST. So I just posted some of my favorite shots.
Back to the plan ….Ashley, her daughter, disarmed the garage doors, so when they arrived home, they had to go through the front door. Trees with twinkling white lights could be seen through the front. I am told she just stood their speechless and then had a good cry.
I saw her a few days later and she is still giving tours…
What fun it was to make SOMEONE’S DAY, MONTH, HOLIDAY SEASON. JIMMY, WE VOTE YOU HUSBAND OF THE YEAR!
Jimmy and Darlene……what a special couple.
AND THE GIVEAWAY WINNER is Nonny at Love Being a Nonny!
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