Red Garage DoorSo you’re driving down the street past a bunch of houses that all look the same. It gets boring, doesn’t it?  No originality, all immaculate lawns, just more of the same… over, and over and over again.

And then it happens… for a fleeting moment, you experience something different. Someone has taken the time to decorate the home for the upcoming holiday. It doesn’t matter what holiday it is… the owners have taken it upon themselves to go out of their way to make a statement, and it’s pretty cool. Even if it’s sparsely decorated at least they’ve made the effort. It lifts your spirits to know that someone had fun doing it, right?

So what about you? When was the last time you decorated YOUR home for the holidays? Sure, it may be time consuming, but you don’t have to turn it into a Christopher Nolan production.

Your garage door would be a perfect place to showcase your mad decorating skills. Why not takes some time out to have some fun?

Get the family… get the neighbors involved… turn it into an event within your community! What a great way to reach out to the elderly and give them something to look forward to.

Here are some things to consider when you’re decorating your garage door for the holidays:

  • Safety trumps everything. Unless you’re planning on not going in and out of your garage for that particular holiday season, anything that you attach to the garage door needs to be secured and doesn’t interfere with the normal operation of the garage door., especially if you live in an area with high winds or inclement weather.
  • If you don’t feel comfortable attaching things on the door, consider projecting some type of image on the door. There are some awesome animated scenes available on Amazon.
  • Check with your HOA to make sure you’re not in violation of any rules.
  • Instead of attaching a bunch of small things to the garage doors, like ten thousand bats or elves or something, you might want to consider one large garage door stickers. These tend to cost a few hundred dollars, so you might want to keep that in mind. The good news is that you can use them over and over again. That could be a tradition in itself!

Most important, have fun!  Turn it into a yearly tradition!

And finally, when the holiday is over, take it down, store it, and use it again next year!