Why is it that the "winners" are always the people who simply cover every square inch of their yard in decoration? I don't even remember if there were lights on the house or not, but the entire front yard was filled with stand up characters, blow-up Santas (a phrase which delighted The Professor to no end! There were cackles coming from the back every time we spotted one.) and pre-lighted metal structures which essentially proved that if you wanted to win, you better get yourself one of these to store everything in.
The most beautiful house Husband and I saw had a life-sized nativity scene in silhouette form with the wise men traveling towards them. I want to go back there today to see what it looks like in the daylight. Sorry I didn't grab my camera on the way out but I did have it handy this morning to take a picture of our breakfast.
Karen E., you are my family's new favorite person! Trust her. The left-overs made a lovely toasted treat this morning. Have a great weekend!