Inspirada’s residents put their imagination, creativity and friendly, competitive spirit on display during this year’s Holiday House Decorating Contest.
In December, the neighborhoods of KB Home, Pardee Homes and Toll Brothers transformed into lighted wonderlands. Some residents were inspired by their family traditions, while others just loved the fun of the holidays. Anyone who lives in the Henderson master planned community could enter the competition, which is judged by fellow residents on Dec. 18, said Inspirada Community Manager Jeremy McClain.
Resident Carol Mialback was a holiday contest winner last year, and she could not imagine not illuminating her home in a wondrous way every season. Since she was 18 years old, she has been inspired to decorate in the tradition of her parents and go “all out.”
“My mom did the inside, my dad did the outside,” she recalled. “I had a wonderful childhood. Even though we didn’t have a lot of money, my mother and father made sure that we three kids had a beautiful Christmas.”
Residents Edgar Menendez and Claudia Santillan also took home prizes for their 2013 glowing display.
“Growing up, we used to drive around neighborhoods, looking to see what area had the most houses decorated and best decorated. I looked forward to it each year and loved the enthusiasm that people showed by decorating their homes. I thought, ‘one day, I’m going to have a home and do that too’,” said Santillan.
Inspirada celebrated the holidays with a Mix, Mingle & Jingle adult-only, cocktail party for residents on Dec. 5 and Santa’s Shindig for the children on Dec. 6.