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Deck the Doors: TVFCU Mortgage Social Media Competition and Giveaway

December 4, 2023

Deck the Doors: TVFCU Mortgage Social Media Competition and Giveaway

Prizes & Fun

Starting Tuesday, December 12 through Saturday, December 16, visit our Facebook Page or Instagram to see how to enter for your chance to win an At Home gift card and Ice on the Landing tickets. Daily prize eetails below. Brought to you by TVFCU Mortgage, where we pay your appraisal!

Holiday Door Décor: The Welcoming Tradition

As the holiday season approaches, homes come alive with the warmth and joy of century-old traditions. One timeless and cherished practice is adorning the front door with festive decorations. This age-old custom not only spreads holiday cheer, but it also serves as a welcoming beacon—inviting friends, family, and even strangers into the festive spirit. There’s a deep, true history regarding the tradition of decorating your front door for the holidays.

A Historical Perspective

The tradition of decorating doors has roots in various cultural and religious practices. In ancient times, people decorated their homes with greenery and other symbols of life during the winter solstice to celebrate the return of light and warmth. Over the centuries, these traditions evolved, incorporating religious symbolism and festive elements.

In the Victorian era, door decorations became more elaborate with the introduction of wreaths made from evergreen branches and festive ribbons. Today, the practice continues to evolve as individuals and communities find new ways to express their holiday spirit through door decor.

Symbolism and Significance

The front door is more than just an entry point; it is a symbol of hospitality and the first impression guests have of your home. Decorating the front door for the holidays transforms it into a festive gateway, signaling the joy and warmth within. From wreaths and garlands to twinkling lights and personalized ornaments, each element holds its own special significance.

1. Wreaths: Circular wreaths symbolize eternity and the everlasting nature of love. Adorning them with holly, berries, and pinecones adds a touch of nature's beauty.

2. Lights: Twinkling lights are reminiscent of the stars that shone over Bethlehem, signifying hope and guiding the way. They also bring a magical ambiance to the entrance.

3. Garlands: Garlands, often made from evergreen branches, represent life amid the winter chill. They serve as a reminder of the continuity of nature and the promise of spring.

Creative Expression

Decorating your front door is also an opportunity to unleash your creativity and showcase your unique style. Whether your taste is traditional, rustic, or modern, there are countless ways to make a statement with your door decor.

1. Personalized Ornaments: Incorporate ornaments that hold personal significance, such as handmade creations, family heirlooms, or ornaments representing special memories.

2. Themed Decor: Choose a theme that resonates with you and your family. Whether it's a winter wonderland, a rustic cabin retreat, or a glamorous holiday extravaganza, let your imagination guide your decorations.

3. DIY Projects: Engage in do-it-yourself projects to add a personal touch. Create your own wreaths, paint custom signs, or craft unique garlands using materials that reflect your style.

The tradition of decorating the front door for the holidays is a timeless and meaningful way to celebrate the festive season. As we embrace the warmth of bright lights, the fragrance of evergreen, and the joy of creative expression, let us remember the rich history and symbolism behind this cherished practice. So, this holiday season, take the time to deck your front door with love, creativity, and the holiday spirit—and who knows, maybe your favorite credit union will reward you!

To Enter

Snap and post a photo of your beautifully adorned door and use the  #DecktheDoorsTVFCU.
Spread the word and encourage your friends and neighbors to join the festive fun.
The deadline for submissions is Saturday, December 16th at noon, so let’s turn our community into a winter wonderland one door at a time!
Prizes will be randomly drawn daily for 5 full days.
Tuesday, Dec 12: $50 home décor store gift card
Wednesday, Dec 13: 4 tickets to Ice on the Landing
Thursday, Dec 14: $50 home décor store gift card 
Friday, Dec 15: 4 tickets to Ice on the Landing 
Saturday, Dec 16: Grand Prize - $100 home décor store gift card

Rules to Participate

-No Membership with TVFCU is necessary to participate.

-Must be a U.S. resident and 16 years or older.

-TVFCU employees and family are eligible to win.

-Participation window is from Tuesday, 12/12 - Saturday, 12/16 at Noon EST.

-Winners will be notified via private message over Facebook and Instagram to coordinate prize pickup.

-Multiple entries of the same photo are not necessary for the 5 day countdown, but individuals may submit multiple scenes daily. 


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