Yep, you read that right. Did you know it was possible to buy dragons for your yard? Well, it is, and they certainly make for a colorful conversation piece!
Plenty of people love the concept of yard-dragons, including author Diana Rowland. In fact, dragons were the star of her holiday setup this year. But while she enjoys her yard-dragons, one anonymous neighbor did not. After receiving a note complaining about the display, Rowland knew she had to change something.
So, what does her yard look like now? Keep scrolling to find out how the whole dragon-debate went down. Rowland has kept Twitter well up to date with the goings on in her yard, and you won't want to miss this hilarious draconian story!
'Tis the season for decorating.It's that time of year where, anywhere you go, you'll find holiday decorations. Trees, string lights, wreaths...there are a ton of ways to accessorize for Christmas.
And it takes effort.To set up a whole display for the holidays, you've got to be pretty dedicated to the task!
It's fun to check out what everyone does.Ever just drive through a lit-up neighborhood to see the decorations in their full glory?
And here's the best part:Everybody has their own tradition, their own idea of what a jolly holiday display looks like.
That keeps things interesting.It'd be no fun if every display was uniform, right? Part of the joy is reflecting your own holiday spirit on the places you decorate.
Heck, decorate for as many holidays as you want!Whatever you celebrate, show it proudly through gorgeous decorations!
It feels like the whole world is wishing us happy holidays.And that's a pretty nice feeling to have on a cold winter day. Or any day, really.
Here's a unique take on Christmas decor:Author Diana Rowland decked the halls this year, but rather than boughs of holly, she put up three colorful dragons in her yard.
And what isn't fun about dragons?There's a reason we all fell in love with them on Game of Thrones, after all.
But not everybody shared Diana's sense of style.And hey, if you don't want dragons in your yard, that's fair. But why rain on someone else's parade?
One of her neighbors left a note for Diana.
Our dragon holiday display got fan mail! (And apparently the "true meaning of Christmas" involves judgmental bullsh… https://t.co/jSUYEVuCb6— Diana Rowland (@Diana Rowland)1544832773.0
Let's parse that note a bit.Because one part of it says that the dragon "makes your neighbors wonder if you are in a demonic cult." Really? Three colorful inflated dragons surrounded by regular string lights, and that's the go-to assumption?
Look, the dragons even light up!All in all, that's a pretty cool--and original--holiday setup.
And Diana was also confused.
I'm also rather baffled as to how the dragons are only marginally acceptable at Halloween. I guess they think I need MORE dragons??— Diana Rowland (@Diana Rowland)1544832843.0
BTW, Twitter agreed.
@dianarowland This calls for more dragons— Myke Cole (@Myke Cole)1544833114.0
Even a priest replied to Diana's tweet.And his response is honestly amazing.
And Diana isn't the only one with dragons in her yard.
@dianarowland @mikesbloggity My dragon approves of your dragon. https://t.co/n7zEF7VFxk— Marie 💜👻🖤 (@Marie 💜👻🖤)1544927185.0
Dragons can be festive!This one is green and red and chewing on a candy cane! What's not Christmas-y about that?
Someone else had another suggestion.
@dianarowland @Popehat I think the problem your neighbor has with the display is that you have three wise dragons,… https://t.co/Km4WBbvUbu— Joe Cooper (@Joe Cooper)1544973184.0
Another Twitter-user had to point out the irony.
@dianarowland @Popehat Yes, because reindeer and polar bears are indigenous to Bethlehem.— Eric David (@Eric David)1544973153.0
Now, some are calling Diana an inspiration.
@dianarowland My neighbors don’t like my Christmas wreath. Next year, I’m taking my holiday decor to the next level… https://t.co/91bgdonGSe— Betty Landers (@Betty Landers)1544842307.0
Diana isn't the only one with a story of disgruntled neighbors.
@dianarowland One year my department at work decided to go with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme, complete with g… https://t.co/9Ig0trLfWp— Ghost of Christmas 2020 (@Ghost of Christmas 2020)1544872058.0
More than anything, Diana got an outpouring of online support.
@dianarowland “Marginally acceptable” at Halloween??? Psh. Dragons are *very* acceptable 365 days a year. 🐉🐲Love your festive display!!— Meredith Tate (@Meredith Tate)1544965606.0
Well, it's no fun living near a Grinch.But Diana came up with a suitably fun solution to her neighbor's problem!
She shared the update on Twitter:
An update to yesterday's tweet re the letter I received from an anonymous, judgy-mcjudgyface neighbor who disapprov… https://t.co/kC3CaLz9Xc— Diana Rowland (@Diana Rowland)1544923915.0
Clearly, her neighbors don't know who they're dealing with.
@SamSykesSwears They know not what they have unleashed.— Diana Rowland (@Diana Rowland)1544924109.0
And she's teaching others how to get their hands on a dragon.
@gwenckatz Home Depot!— Diana Rowland (@Diana Rowland)1544965521.0
Thankfully, Diana hasn't run into too much resistance
@cdkellerson @lizdutch @coachsnowball @HeyItsHigbe Luckily I seem to only have one uppity neighbor. The rest love the dragons!— Diana Rowland (@Diana Rowland)1545003126.0
And people have started donating to get her more dragons.
Hi, everyone! I've been getting a lot of messages about fundraisers/collections to buy me MORE DRAGONS, but I would… https://t.co/u3IxvoqUKj— Diana Rowland (@Diana Rowland)1544974382.0