Holiday Decor

Weaver’s Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Only 8 days left until Christmas friends, are you ready? Amidst the busyness, we took a drive last night to one of our favorite stops for Christmas light displays, and none is so great as Weaver’s Winter Wonderland which is located in the town just north of us.

For 20 years Scott Weaver has been adding to his collection of Christmas decor and each year he transforms his modest home in Rohnert Park into a grand castle featuring Disney characters and Christmas decorations that fill his property from the sidewalk to the rooftop, it’s such an amazing sight to see, people travel for hours all around Northern California to visit each year.

weavers winter wonderland sign

Weaver’s Winter Wonderland is so great, it won the Great Christmas Light Fight of 2014, featured on ABC. We arrived just before sunset, before Scott comes out to greet visitors and turn the lights on.

weaver home no lights

Once the sun sets, on come the lights and here come the people (hundreds each night).

weavers winter wonderland with lights

I asked Scott how many hours it takes to set up this Christmas display each year and he told me between him and his son they clock about 340 hours and it’s all to delight the neighbors and visitors each year.

For two decades, Scott has spent his free hours cutting characters out of plywood and hand painting them himself, and he captures the look and personality of each one. Scott invites visitors into his driveway and up his walkway and even offers them a look in his garage.

He disguises his roof with tiered pieces of plywood painted like a castle, and decorated with lights and characters. Feast your eyes on this home’s amazing display, it truly is a winter wonderland.

weaver roof

It’s the same with the front yard, everything beyond the picket fence is a stage of favorite characters we all love.

weaver winter wonderland castle


frozen castle weavers winter wonderland


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Black + White Holiday Gift Tag Printables

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Hello friends! How was your holiday weekend? I was lucky to visit with some friends at their holiday parties in the evening, but also kept busy during the day with the Work Clothes Closet project, our Open House is this week and the team is working hard to get the space ready! 

I also started the annual Wrapping Of The Gifts, keeping it simple but adding some gift tags I designed in Photoshop. This year’s tags are inspired by classic black and white. I didn’t have time this year to design gift wraps like I did last year but I did make these four gift tags that you can download for personal use should you fancy them too.  

black and white holiday gift tags centsational girl


Print the tags on white 8 ½ x 11” cardstock, cut out and attach with ribbon of choice. 

black and white gift wrap


snowflake and stripe


sprig and splatter


Click on the labels named below to print four on a page of each design

black and white holiday gift tags

bold snowflake / christmas stripes / winter berries / paint splatter


For more colorful versions you can download my gift tags from last year here.

printable holiday gift tags

*  all gift tags for personal use only *