This time of year there are a lot of decorated doors that are deservedly getting more attention getting than the ones I’m showing here. But I want to dedicate this blog to a dear departed friend: our Christmas snowman.
We first got a light-up snowman for our yard in Belmont MA in 2006, and we set it up near the front door.
At times, it was joined by friends, both human and non.
After several years of Boston-area winters, one of which completely buried it under the snow, that snowman no longer lit up anymore, in spite of my father’s and my best efforts to fix it, and it had to be retired.
It was replaced by Snowman 2.0, a new and improved model, with its own cardinals to keep it and the seal company:
I brought them to CA last year–why not–and set them up again, a little ways removed from the door this time because that’s where the tree was, where they would be most visible to passers-by, and where it worked to run a cord from the plug in the backyard.
They lasted about 4 days until they disappeared, leaving behind only a small trail of glitter.
I did report the presumed theft to the police, but nothing was ever found. I like to think they are brightening someone’s yard who couldn’t afford decorations otherwise.
Goodbye, snowman! Our front door isn’t the same without you.