Christmas lights have been a tradition in the Valenzuela family for the past 15 years. “I started in February,” Pamela Valenzuela said, who works alongside her husband and son to get lights up by Thanksgiving weekend. “I saw a pattern in the store one day, back when our son was 8 or 9,” she said. Her son is now 30. “My husband showed me how to work a jigsaw, and a couple years later we made a Nativity scene.” Valenzuela has a full-time job with other priorities, but said she manages to set aside time to decorate and create the cutouts placed throughout their yard. “I’m not an artist, but I sand, cut, prime and paint it all,” Valenzuela said. “I made all the wood stuff, and then my husband and son figured out a way to devise an apparatus to have the reindeer
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