In collaboration with crazysales.com.au
Perched on the edge of our back deck, Dave and Miss Four huddled together in deep discussion.
In his hands Dave held a special bundle. A bundle that had Miss Four beside herself with excitement.
Earlier that day, pre-Christmas hysteria reached new levels when a mysterious box arrived on our doorstep.
With my two girls jostling for prized position in front of me, I opened the box to reveal a bundle of 200 LED solar power fairy lights.
Well, all of Miss Four’s Christmas dreams came true right at that very moment.
She’s been a tad obsessed with Christmas lights ever since we took her on a Christmas light tour of neighbouring suburbs last year. She has been quite persistent this year that Santa will not be able to find our house without the aid of Christmas lights. Rudolph’s shiny nose can only do so much apparently.
While Miss Four sussed out the best vantage point for Santa to see the lights, Dave focused on placement of the solar panel to ensure it received maximum sunlight. Finally, they decided on the perfect location and Miss Four waited patiently while Dave strung them up.
When Miss Two awoke from her afternoon nap, her older sister couldn’t wait to tell her the news.
‘Daddy put up the fair-wee lights. Daddy put up the fair-wee lights,’ she shrieked.
I don’t think Miss Two had any idea what fairy lights were, but hell if her sister was excited then she was excited too. Cue high pitched squealing from two little girls and plenty of running around in circles.
The atmosphere was palpable all afternoon. It was the only time in her life that Miss Four prayed for night to fall.
Meanwhile, Dave had forewarned me that he didn’t think the lights were going to work that first night as it had been overcast and drizzling for most of the day and the lights may not have had enough time to charge. Not having ever used solar power lights before we weren’t sure how much direct sunlight was needed to power them.
I was preparing myself to have two disappointed little girls that night.
But lo and behold, when I switched the telly off after Guess how much I love you and turned to tuck the girls into bed, I caught a glimpse of rainbow lights flashing outside.
It was me this time who squealed as I raced to the back door with my little friends close behind me. The three of us burst out onto the back deck to watch the colourful fairy lights dance and prance in the moonlight transforming our back deck into a magical wonderland.
The multi-coloured lights complemented the blue fairy lights on our Christmas tree perfectly and have ensured that Santa will have no issue finding our Christmas wonderland.
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Maree OShea. Thank you to all who entered.
Now it’s your chance to create a Christmas wonderland of your own. Crazy Sales has kindly offered to giveaway one set of 200 LED Christmas Solar Fairy Lights – Multi colour to a lucky Mummy, Wife, Me reader.
The lights have two modes – flashing or constant. They don’t require electricity and are environmentally friendly. (It’s kinda cool not having to worry about turning them on or turning them off before you go to bed at night. It’s like magic!).
To enter all you need to do is tell me in the comments what you do to bring Christmas spirit to your house.
Terms and conditions
– This giveaway is only open to Australian residents (excluding ACT).
– This giveaway closes at 8pm AEST on Monday, 15 December 2014.
– Winners will be contacted via email on Tuesday, 16 December 2014.
– This is a game of skill. The most interesting answer as judged by a panel will be deemed the winner.
This post was written in collaboration with crazysales.com.au. As always, all opinions are my own.
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