Christmas TogetherWe're here year round and even though we are scattered all over the world and most of us have never met face-to-face we find ways to celebrate the season together. From our annual Christmas exchanges to scheduled chats our Christmasing together is discussed here.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
Here are my top 10: (in no particular order)
All 3 M*A*S*H Christmas episodes they made:
Death Takes a Holiday
The Bob Newhart Show:
His Busiest Time
I'm Dreaming of a...
Tips for Buying a Fresh Tree
I will do that fresh cut of the trunk.....that was my problem last Christmas.....the tree lost so many needles....even tho it was fresh....the problem was....since I didn´t cut the trunk....the tree...
I also think a donation box is a good idea. Like others have already said, put up a sign saying that after expenses you will donate to a charity .
Have fun with it and be sure to post pictures here so we get to see it too!
Yeah would be fine so long as you state whatever is left over goes to a good cause/charity. I think you go for it if your gona be also making money for a good cause, contack the media and local press/radio and make people aware-im sure this will increse people coming to view and thus increase the donations. The local media like this kind of thing at christmas, especialy with a good cause involved.
You are not charging a set fee so no one should be offended by a donation box. As my husband, Snow-in-Texas, mentioned we see donation boxes set up and never thought it was rude. We would be more willing to donate instead of seeing these elaborate displays taken down due to cost.
Also, as others mentioned, that anything over will go to a local charity. It would be wise to find a local charity that you plan to donate to so you can put a name of it on the box you plan to collect from. If people know who it's going to they will be more willing to donate. Ryansrs1 has an awesome idea on how to go about it as well!
If you do decide to set up a donation box, maybe you can include a sign to clearly indicate that anything collected above the cost of maintenence will go directly to a local charity or food bank... I don't think people will mind giving if they know the money is going to A) help defray costs on something they're enjoying and B) help charity... especially if they're aware that their donations aren't just going to line your pockets...
It might help you be clear with that decision (even if we didn't all agree ) to ask yourself: Would you be offended if you saw a donation box at a house where they went through as much time, effort and expense as you do? If your answer is no, then....there's your answer!
:tree:"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree." ~Roy L. Smith:tree: