Family told to take down Christmas decorations because it’s too soon
A Texas family is refusing to comply with an order to remove the Christmas display they installed on Nov. 1.
The Simonis family decorated the outside of their home near San Antonio with a snowman, some reindeer and a Santa hanging from a helicopter, reports WOAI News.
On Nov. 4, the neighborhood’s homeowners association, Diamond Association Management & Consulting, sent Nick and Claudia Simonis a notice titled “Maintenance – Holiday Decorations Need To Be Removed,” WOAI reports.
The letter asks the family to “please remove the snowman until closer to the holiday season” but gives them no specific date that ornaments would be allowed.
“I feel kind of heavy, so the earlier we can put out the decorations, the better,” Claudia, who is 8 months pregnant, told WOAI. “Because probably in two more weeks, I’m not going to be able to build all this.”
Nick and Claudia plan to ignore the request.
“We’re not going to do it,” Nick told WOAI. “It’s the Christmas spirit. We’re not going to be forced by the HOA to take it down.”
In fact, WOAI reports that other neighbors have started decorating early as a show of solidarity.
Read more details at WOAI.
Steven Adams is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Steven at 412-380-5645 or [email protected].