The Celebration Center
Three big wreaths (almost 7 foot and 2 5 1/2 foot), draped in rich, royal red.
9-foot trees on tables with very glittery gold garlands.
Giant lighted garland and 16 pots of poinsettias.
Twinkling, sparkly snow-draped surfaces.
A seventeen-foot tree laden with clear and white ornamentations and antique gold and silver accents.
5-foot wreaths flanking a wintry, but warm stagescape.
Northern Hills was built to be decorated for Christmas. The hallways and cafe and foyers are warm yellows and golds, lending themselves to the perfect background for the reds and greens and silvers and golds of Christmas. Oversized trees and wreaths are a must with such high ceilings. The Celebration Center is decorated in traditional symbols of the season, the jewle-toned colors that make it Christmas. The very dark Garage has “lighted snow” and flocked greenery because anything else would totally disappear. The centerpiece of the display there is a 17-foot tree we created and adorned with hundreds of crystal clear and milky white ornaments, dotted with antique golds and silvers: a shimmery forest feel.
How many thousands of lights? I lost count. How many trees were re-purposed into over-sized wreaths and giant trees)? A couple dozen between last year and this. How many nice people helped? A lot!
The real question is: what makes me, months before Christmas, start sketching designs and pouring over design websites dreaming about what the church could look like at Christmas? Somebody stop me! j/k