ATTENTION to detail and bright festive colours are what made 3 Kingsley Court this year’s The Border Watch Christmas house of the year.
With an aim to put smiles on faces, resident Belinda Say created a sprawling and colourful display which features more than just lights.
Inflatable Santas, a golden arch, handmade details and plenty of twinkling lights make Ms Say’s home a stand-out among many.
Located off Conroe Drive’s Tanglewood Crescent, Ms Say said the display was created to look appealing during both day and night.
“I really wanted to make it special and great to look at during the day time too,” she said.
“Some of the really little ones are sometimes too tired by the time the sun goes down so to have a versatile display is helpful for some parents.”
As part of the newspaper’s competition, Ms Say registered her home to go into the running for a $100 Arena Sports Store voucher.
The Border Watch team of judges visited each home on the list Wednesday night to select a winning display.
Sales supervisor Christian Greco said selecting a winner was a challenging decision.
“We had some great entrants this year with a handful of stand-out displays and 3 Kingsley Court had something for everyone,” he said.
“We particularly loved the golden arch over the driveway and this display’s ability to look great at all hours.”
Honourable mentions for the competition went to 26 Hilltop Avenue, 2 Acacia Street and 16 Raleigh Terrace for their incredible displays.
Judges also gave a special mention to 82 Sims Road at Glencoe, where an extensive walk-through wonderland was created with some incredible features.
Ms Say said she was “amazed” to hear she had won.
“I was so surprised, but very thankful indeed,” she said.
“When I was little my family and I would always go for a drive to look at lights, so I was really excited to be able to create my own display.”
With plenty of praise coming her way, Ms Say admitted decorating was not easy.
“It is a lot of work to put up and take down the display, but absolutely worth it when you see how much joy it brings,” she said.
“It brings so much Christmas cheer for people of all ages and the atmosphere on Christmas Eve is amazing.”
Every year, Ms Say adds to her display and her new features this year include a lantern snowman and inflatable gift arch.
She encouraged families and children to browse the display on Christmas Eve when she will hand out candy canes and spread plenty of Christmas cheer.