The 2016 Christmas Door Decorating Contest

 

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At first, rumor had it that there would be no Christmas Door Decorating Contest. Then five days before judging, they announce there will be a contest. Five days is not enough time. The previous year took me three weeks to handcraft a well decorated door. And I won 1st place in H6.

This year I’m in H3, and I got 3rd place. Good enough for a dozen cookies as a prize.

The guy who won 1st place cheated. He got his door decorations from his buddy who won the H3 contest in a previous year. Then he put those same decorations on his door for this contest. It took him all of 20 minutes. The second he won, he took down the decorations and boxed them up for the next year, while everyone else still had their doors decorated. What does that tell you?

While the 1st place door only took about 20 minutes, I spent about 25 hours hand crafting a 3D snowman and cutting out approximately 100 snowflakes! Among other things. I wanted to make a beautiful 3D Christmas tree, but there simply wasn’t enough time.

It was nice to enjoy the Christmas Spirit with my wife, Suzie. She is the one who always encourages me to participate in the annual Christmas Door Decorating Contest. She brings so much warmth to my days. Suzie loves Christmas music during the holidays, so as I decorated the door, I also listened to Christmas music.

Although I’m thankful for all my blessings and my heart is filled with joy and gratitude, I must admit that it sucks that a guy can break out a winning door from last year and win again this year, with no real effort.

Then, on top of that, I didn’t even get to take a real picture with my door. I don’t know what happened. Usually they post a date and time for pictures. It seems as if they didn’t even want to do the contest at all…as a result they just rushed through it.

Oh well, it’s prison. What do you expect?

Better luck next year.

I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays!

 

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Steven Jennings

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2 comments

  1. melisdvash

    3rd place is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick… Congratulations, you are a winner because of the thought, time and care you put into the decorations, the real purpose of the season, not because of some cookies. So what if no one else agrees. And I love your door.

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  2. Alyssa

    I hope you keep writing on here often. I enjoy all of these blog posts. I look to see if you updated your blog almost everyday. I have also purchased and read your book. I loved it! I would also love if you would write a new one with updates on your current situation and your new love 🙂 I would love to see a blog post (or even a book chapter) on how you two stay intimate while not having physical contact. It would be very helpful for many people in your situation I feel like.

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