Just to give you all a little preparation time . . . and maybe help you to focus your thoughts over the next 3 or 4 week . . . we are INDEED having the holiday decorating contest here again this year! If you're a new reader (or just care to reminisce a little) . . . you can take a look at some of our previous year's winning entries here and here. And, remember - we try to have a bit of fun too . . . like this . . . or this . . .
I think we have all our judges lined up . . . and the prizes are lining up as well.
This will be our third year to host this contest . . . and it's all quite simple . . . first, decorate your house for the holidays. We're having three different categories again this year:
1) Dining Table. (there's NO better time to entertain than during the holiday season . . . so let's see your best table!)
2) Christmas Tree. (I love seeing everyone's creativity each year . . . from classic, traditional trees to amazing flights of fancy . . . !)
3) Front Door / Exterior. (I thought we'd add this new category this year . . . just to keep things interesting!)
Once you've photographed your place . . . you just email your pictures in to me . . .
I LOVE that you are all so excited about sharing your celebrations with me . . . and with my readers here at tartanscot . . . I try to post as many of the entries as I can during the several weeks that the contest is going on . . .
And once we reach the deadline for entries - all the images go to our panel of judges! And I have them make all the tough decisions.
And then the winners are announced - and the winning images are posted here . . . and prizes will be on their way.
(all images by Nicolas Smith, from a small party at my own home in 2009.)