Mom stuns neighbors by putting up Christmas decorations three months early

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A Christmas-mad mom has attempted to bring some festive cheer to her children and neighbors by putting up her Christmas decorations over three months before December 25.

Caroline Gabe's extensive display also features 3,000 outdoor lights adorning her home in Caewern, Wales.

The 46-year-old mom-of-three has been shielding with her kids since March, and said that putting up the Christmas decorations early has been a much-needed boost.

Check out Caroline's elaborate display below:
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In fact, Caroline has been planning this all year - buying all her light and installations over lockdown. Outside, 3,000 fairly lights, an eight-foot inflatable snowman, sparkling snow, Santa Clause, and a reindeer all greet her neighbors every day.

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In addition, children Jack, 23, Harry, 12, and Theo, five, are also appreciating the an artificial tree with fake snow that has been placed in the family's living room.

However, it would seem not everybody is in the Christmas spirit, as former care worker Caroline has admitted that some people have driven past her home and shaken their heads in disapproval.

But Caroline isn't going to let these Scrooges get her down. In fact,  she says many of her neighbors have thanked her for being some Christmas cheer to the street.

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Caroline - who was forced to give up her job as a care worker in order to shield - has been under strict lockdown since March due to the fact son Theo has severe asthma following a pneumonia battle last year.

She said: "I've had so many people talk to me about them. It has blown me away.

"It's just been something nice in a horrible and surreal year. I just thought it would brighten the community up.

"I've got two younger children and it has really put a smiles our faces.

"Every year I am always early with the Christmas decorations. But this is even early for me.

"Since March me and the children have been shielding - we haven't been as far as the park - and I've got to admit it has been a gloomy year.

"I thought 'bugger it' - I'm going to get the decorations up. The kids were smiling. People were coming up to the house and smiling. It has been lovely.

"Christmas is a fantastic time of year - even in September."

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Caroline is also planning on adding to her display; having a festive T-Rex from America being delivered later this month.

In total, Caroline has estimated that she has spent just almost $1300 (£1000) on the decorations.

The doting mom spent eight hours putting up all the decorations on September 7.

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She added: "The neighbours, they think I'm crackers.

"The majority of them love it. You get the odd car going past and you see them shaking their head, but I just laugh. It makes me want to put more up!

"It's ridiculous what we are all going through. It can get you down. I've been so anxious, but as soon as I put the decorations up, it just lifted my spirits.

"It's just a bit of normality; crazy normality mind, putting your decorations up in September."

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We absolutely love a bit of Christmas cheer - and 2020 certainly needs it! Well done, Caroline!

Mom stuns neighbors by putting up Christmas decorations three months early

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By VT

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A Christmas-mad mom has attempted to bring some festive cheer to her children and neighbors by putting up her Christmas decorations over three months before December 25.

Caroline Gabe's extensive display also features 3,000 outdoor lights adorning her home in Caewern, Wales.

The 46-year-old mom-of-three has been shielding with her kids since March, and said that putting up the Christmas decorations early has been a much-needed boost.

Check out Caroline's elaborate display below:
[[jwplayerwidget||https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/LZn3VjPl-YXhMkIor.mp4||LZn3VjPl]]

In fact, Caroline has been planning this all year - buying all her light and installations over lockdown. Outside, 3,000 fairly lights, an eight-foot inflatable snowman, sparkling snow, Santa Clause, and a reindeer all greet her neighbors every day.

[[imagecaption|| Credit: SWNS]]

In addition, children Jack, 23, Harry, 12, and Theo, five, are also appreciating the an artificial tree with fake snow that has been placed in the family's living room.

However, it would seem not everybody is in the Christmas spirit, as former care worker Caroline has admitted that some people have driven past her home and shaken their heads in disapproval.

But Caroline isn't going to let these Scrooges get her down. In fact,  she says many of her neighbors have thanked her for being some Christmas cheer to the street.

[[imagecaption|| Credit: SWNS]]

Caroline - who was forced to give up her job as a care worker in order to shield - has been under strict lockdown since March due to the fact son Theo has severe asthma following a pneumonia battle last year.

She said: "I've had so many people talk to me about them. It has blown me away.

"It's just been something nice in a horrible and surreal year. I just thought it would brighten the community up.

"I've got two younger children and it has really put a smiles our faces.

"Every year I am always early with the Christmas decorations. But this is even early for me.

"Since March me and the children have been shielding - we haven't been as far as the park - and I've got to admit it has been a gloomy year.

"I thought 'bugger it' - I'm going to get the decorations up. The kids were smiling. People were coming up to the house and smiling. It has been lovely.

"Christmas is a fantastic time of year - even in September."

[[imagecaption|| Credit: SWNS]]

Caroline is also planning on adding to her display; having a festive T-Rex from America being delivered later this month.

In total, Caroline has estimated that she has spent just almost $1300 (£1000) on the decorations.

The doting mom spent eight hours putting up all the decorations on September 7.

[[imagecaption|| Credit: SWNS]]

She added: "The neighbours, they think I'm crackers.

"The majority of them love it. You get the odd car going past and you see them shaking their head, but I just laugh. It makes me want to put more up!

"It's ridiculous what we are all going through. It can get you down. I've been so anxious, but as soon as I put the decorations up, it just lifted my spirits.

"It's just a bit of normality; crazy normality mind, putting your decorations up in September."

[[imagecaption|| Credit: SWNS]]

We absolutely love a bit of Christmas cheer - and 2020 certainly needs it! Well done, Caroline!