Thursday, January 18, 2018

Our Neighborhood Christmas Project - Part II

(This is the second part of a two part story.  Part I (Click here to read) details the making of the scrolls pictured below.)

The twenty-four 4' x 6' wooden scrolls containing verses from chapter 2 of St. Luke's gospel were placed in yards up and down our street.  Long extension cords with spot lights were positioned to illuminate them in the evening hours.

This year, as in the past ten years, a steady stream of onlookers rode by each evening during the month of December.  Children read aloud to their families, their sweet voices heard through open car windows, vans from nursing homes and churches came through, and the Good News continued to spread. 
It warms our hearts to know that more and more families are adding a trip to our street to the list of their Christmas traditions.

Here are the scrolls in the order they are displayed ~ 

Our hope is that these new signs will be enjoyed for another decade - or two!


  1. What a beautiful project! I had goosebumps reading your story. I grew up on a cul-de-sac and all of our neighbors were all friendly and it was a tight knit group, I sure do miss that! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful project!

    1. Yes, it is a blessing to be part of a wonderful neighborhood community. I am so glad this brought back happy memories.