You’ll remember in a prior post that our yard was very sad and lonely looking for the holidays.
You can practically hear it crying from loneliness.
My husband had the job of setting the reindeer up and putting them together. He had the help of a lazy jerk cat, and a crazy excited toddler who wanted the reindeer to be done, and done NOW (my daughter is currently at her Dad’s house until Christmas eve, so she’ll be very surprised and pleased to see them set up for her!).
Sidenote: does anyone know why cats lay around like that? That cat of ours always looks like he’s passed out in this position.
Once the reindeer were assembled, little hands felt that “his” reindeer was cold, so he covered it up with a blanket.
I talked him out of the blanket, and reminded him that we have three very pretty red ribbons with bells on them to put on the reindeer. Can you guess where he wanted his ribbon to go?
I suppose it’s a good thing these reindeer do not have eyes.
I realized that they may look just a little plain, so right after I set them up in the front landscaping, I found a single strand of white lights in the garage and put it on the ground. The result was something that the three of us really enjoyed and felt it looked tasteful, clean, and almost serene.
The grazing deer picks its head up and down, so I put the bell in a location that would allow it to jingle each time it moved. All night we heard the soft jingle bells coming from the front yard.
Zachary was very pleased with the new outdoor decor, and happily sat with “his reindeer” for awhile.
Yeah, it’s been in the 70′s at night here in Florida. Boo.
We’re so extremely pleased with these reindeer from Kmart. The price was just right, they look fantastic, and these are decorations that we will be able to use for years to come. It’s exactly the type of look that we wanted – clean and simple, and we can even dress up the reindeer in future years if we want to!
I know that setting up the reindeer in our yard will become a holiday tradition – maybe next year we’ll add more reindeer to the yard so that they have friends to spend time with.
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All thoughts in this post are my own – and my kids – and our yard. Not that a yard has a mind, mind you – but I think you understand what I’m saying here.