The Cross House
For the holiday season I created a three-story Christmas “tree” at the Cross House.
To repeat: three-stories high.
It is BIG.
And it makes me smile.
I wanted to do something for my first holiday season in the Cross House. But what? The house is so huge and the possibilities are endless. Obviously, I was not going to erect scaffolding to string lights all over the house. No. But nor did I want to do something, well, small. So, no lighting up just the easily accessed porches.
Then an idea hit me: I should take advantage of the main glory of the exterior, the three-story tower. But how? The weeks passed and one idea just kept coming back around: A big, really big light tree.
It was easy actually, and Justin helped me. We opened up the center, third-floor window, and screwed a big hook above the window. Then I purchased 600 linear feet of LED lights. We simply dropped each string to the ground, and through a hook in a 16-foot wide bottom board secured to the ground, and then pulled another string back up, and so on. Justin then surprised me with a white star for the top! The whole process was easy and kinda fun.
During the day the tree is, unexpectedly, almost invisible. But at night? Oh baby. I just stood out front and smiled and smiled and smiled.
From the first night I began receiving positive tweets from neighbors and other Emporians.
I am crossing my fingers that the tree is large enough so that Santa will see it from the North Pole. And access for Santa should be easy.
I have three chimneys.