Did people in your neighborhood decorate with lights? Did some people really go “all out” when decorating? Any stories involving your ancestors and decorations?
We were minimalists when it came to outdoor decoration. Homemade wreaths on the house doors and sometimes a large 5-foot diameter wreath on the barn was the extent of our outdoor decorations. It was probably because we lived on a rural dirt road and our nearest neighbors were 1/4 and 1/2 miles away. I see many more people going "all out" today than back when I was growing up in the 1970's and 80's.