Author Topic: Disbelief  (Read 969 times)

Offline cbell

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2013
  • Location: Brewster, OH
  • Posts: 38
  • Kudos: 0
    • Christmas In Brewster
« on: January 01, 2014, 09:34:28 AM »
We had a lighting contest in our town for the first time this year.  I originally wasn't going to enter because I don't do the display for the attention, rather because I like building boards and anything that blinks and flashes, but decided to enter at the last minute.  I ended up tying for third, which was odd considering I am the only one doing anything of this magnitude for miles around, but that was OK, because like I said I don't really want the attention and there were some very nice static displays out there.

Where the disbelief comes in is someone told me last night that they were hearing that I didn't do better in the contest because people think that we pay to have our display created and put up for us and that's why people didn't vote for us.  The contest doesn't really bother me but it is kind of getting to me considering the amount of work that goes into building boards and display elements and sequencing and the amount of babysitting that goes into the display while it is up that people think we just pay someone to do it for us.

I suppose the best response would be to just try and ignore it, but I keep trying to think of ways to change people's perception next year.  The only thing I can think of is to more heavily advertise the website where we talk about how we actually do the display and what not.  What, if anything would you do?
 Follow my journey:

Offline sirloinofbeef001

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Location:
  • Posts: 457
  • Kudos: 0
  • believe in miracles
Re: Disbelief
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 09:47:48 AM »
I wouldn't change a thing. You know how hard you worked on your display and they just don't realize your efforts. Honestly, I do it for the kids and a ppl who want to see lights dance to music. I always keep in mind the 1 house I can remember when I was a kid that stuck with me even to this day I use it as my inspiration. Don't let it bother you. Just keep up the hard work..
Its a wonderful life.

Offline smeighan

  • Developer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2013
  • Location: Highlands Ranch, Colorado
  • Posts: 1,035
  • Kudos: 11
    • Nutcracker123
Re: Disbelief
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 10:24:04 AM »
Maybe just talk to your audience. I enjoy handing out candy canes. I had ordered 1000 mini canes, I have less than 100 left.

I handed out a half sheet of paper with the website, listed. Everyone was surprised to learn that the nine foot nutcrackers were built from Home Depot supplies. Many asked about the arches. I guess, now that you mention it, people were surprised to learn how everything was hand made.

Many people who came said someone else told them about the show.

You could take it as a compliment that your show looked so good that they assumed you paid someone else to put it up.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
Littleton, CO Latest releases xLights/Nutcracker Forum Facebook [url=


Back to top