Nothing says the reason for the season like a 10 foot high Scooby-Do wearing a Santa hat, right? I have to say, I'm so NOT down with the current craze of blow-up yard ornaments for every holiday and season. And sometimes, it seems, for no reason except that people want big blow up yard ornaments (I saw a blow up hand giving the peace sign in someone's yard this past summer for no reason. Um...huh?!??!)

In fact, I would go as far as to classify my blow up yard ornament pet peeve as a loathing.
I think it's tacky.
I think it's useless.
And, generally, I just don't get it.

The other day we were driving by a house and I actually made my husband go back so I could take a picture with my cell phone (yes, we stalked blow up yard ornaments). There were no less than eleven blow up yard ornaments at this house.


Later, I Googled "blow up yard ornaments" because I had no idea how much they cost. It seems one of these fantastic pieces of art can run around $129. Let's do the math, shall we?

11 x $129 = $1419
These people actually spent around $1500 on BLOW UP HOLIDAY YARD ORNAMENTS for ONE HOLIDAY.
And, guess what? It's not just for Christmas, they have them for EVERY HOLIDAY.

I don't know about you, but I'm thinkin' I have WAY BETTER things to do with $1500 then buy blow up yard ornaments.
And I'm pretty sure that $1500 could help out more than a few needy families for the holidays.
But, hey, who am I to judge?!?


Aimeepalooza said... @ 11:21 AM

They are so tacky. How can anyone spend so much on something that looks so trailer park? (I apologize to people in trailer parks as this might be very insulting to you.) But blech! I also strongly dislike people who put too much stuff, lights plastic santas, blue lights with multi color light on one tree and then some white lights in the window. It's like someone threw up Christmas on their yard.

Joelle said... @ 3:54 PM

Hear hear! (or is it "Here!Here!" I've always wondered...?)

I dislike those big inflatable snow-globes the most. But in general, I don't care for any giant tacky lawn decor.

Stephanie said... @ 10:04 PM

There is a family in our town who must have, I kid you not, fifty or so of those blow up things in there yard. Yet, the siding on their house is practically falling off - hmmm, maybe less money on blow up dolls, more money on home improvements next year?

http://minnie.typepad.com said... @ 10:23 PM

sheesh, these people should get some classy topiary instead.

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