Five homes in Colleyville are opening their doors to visitors who want to see how they decorate for the holidays.
The Colleyville Woman’s Club will host its annual Holiday Home Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 7.
Cindy Warner has been decorating her home since September in preparation of the home tour. She’s decorated the outside with a whimsical motif she called, “Dr. Suess-y, Candy Land,” and the inside of her home has a more formal feel. It sports 10 Christmas trees and each room has a different theme.
Warner said the work is not just for the tour, she decorates this much every year.
“I always decorate it like this for my family because we love Christmas and I love doing it for the holidays,” she said.
The Woman’s Club has a committee that chooses the homes and club president Carol Wollin said they look for variety among the houses showcased.
Amy Putnam will have her 2-year-old home on display with a Texas casual look. She hopes visitors take in her three Christmas trees including a 12-foot tree in the great room and a spirit-filled TCU tree.
Putnam said she wants visitors to feel the home’s casual setting.
“They can come in and take their shoes off, even watch a football game,” she said. “We want people to feel at home when they come in.”
Suzanne Jobson always decorates her home in her favorite colors: red and gold so finding a color scheme was difficult for the home tour.
Jobson added that her decorations continue to grow every year.
“Every year, we try to add on a little bit more,” she said. “Hopefully, several years down the road we’ll really have every inch of this place in Christmas.”
Jan Davidson’s home is a series of collections.
“Our home is decorated with stuff that we’ve accumulated over 38 years of marriage,” she said.
She has already setup her 200 nutcrackers on display in the living room. She said she planned to cut down on decorating, but now with a granddaugther, things are more festive especially in the playroom.
Joan Vandergriff also will have her Victorian-style home on display.
In addition to the homes, visitors can make a trip to Santa’s Sweet Stop. The setup shop at Taylor Renovations, 1101 Cheek Sparger Road, will feature demonstrations on cooking, bow making, embellishing wreaths and more. There also will be sweets and drinks.
Those interested can buy tickets for $20 ahead of time at the Colleyville Woman’s Club’s website, shop.c-w-c.org. Tickets will be available at the doors for $25.
The Woman’s Club donates the funds raised through this event to 20 different charities and scholarships. Last year, the organization raised $93,000.