Dec 2011 - Best decorated Home Christmas 2011

The annual competition to judge the Best Decorated Home at Christmas has just been completed, and what a difficult job it has been to find the winners.   This year, the judging criteria was split into three categories – Resident Involvement, Best Christmas tree, and Overall Decoration throughout the Home.


It was obvious that so much planning and organising had taken place, and it was fantastic to see so much enthusiasm and pride by the residents and staff for the decorations in their homes.  


There were a number of themes this year – Winter Wonderland, Christmas songs, 12 days of Christmas – and all residents in every home had lots of involvement in choice of decoration and making cards, calendars, nativity scenes, baubles, snowflakes, reindeers, donkeys and lots of other arts and crafts.  


However, after much deliberation, we decided to award 1st and 2nd prizes to the following :


Resident involvement

1st         - Jack Parkinson Court. : Each flat has been themed to a Christmas song and decorated accordingly with colourful trees, with homemade table decorations and table mats.   The main lounge has become a winter wonderland with Santa’s sleigh, complete with parcels, a reindeer, donkey, robins and hanging snowflakes – all made by the residents.


2nd        - Digby Court :   Residents had been extremely busy making cards to send to those who help in the home, peace doves, nativity scenes, tree decorations, calendars, decorated cakes, flower decorations, santas, snowmen and many other things.


Best Christmas tree

1st        - Patchett Lodge : The home has decorated over 15 Christmas trees adorning its lounges, dining room, day centre, entrance hall and conservatory.   They have all been beautifully decorated with colour co-ordinated decorations and lots of twinkling lights.   The water feature outside has even been turned into a snowman, complete with lights.


2nd        - Hartsholme House : A beautifully decorated blue and silver tree in the main reception to follow the Winter Wonderland theme.


Overall decorations

1st         - Foxby Court : Residents had made table decorations and cards which had all been sold at their recent Christmas Fayre.   A lovely Christmas tree, beautifully decorated, is in the main reception and all corridors, lounges and dining room have been decorated with garlands and bedroom doors have bells and holly decorations.   The day room had been turned into Santa’s grotto, complete with a live Santa.


2nd        - Fosse House : Lots of resident involvement making cards, a Christmas village scene, wall and tree decorations.   Christmas trees in all main areas, with plenty of lights and decorations, including a colourful tree in reception and a small tree on the piano in the dining room which had been decorated by the residents.   Garlands in reception, dining room and lounges, and all bedroom doors had been decorated with cards.


Many congratulations to our winners, and a big pat on the back for everyone who has been involved.


Jack Parkinson Court





Patchett Lodge





Foxby Court














Digby Court                                                        Fosse House

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