In case you missed the NY Times story this weekend about the divisiveness of holiday decorations in the lobby, we have prepared this handy digest of teachable moments:
- Silver and white Christmas decorations may provoke less controversy than red
- Do not ask for the entire building's input on which holidays to celebrate and how
- An inexpensive way to freshen up your building's holiday display is to have your super trade decorations with other buildings
- If you're on the board of a building that has a lot of kids, do not try to skirt the whole holiday decoration controversy thing by giving $250 to a water buffalo charity project. While the buffalo may appreciate it, this will end badly for you personally.
- Red ribbons on the door are cheaper than wreaths, but if this is your building's first December, prepare to invest anywhere from a few hundred dollars up to $15,000 in an artificial lobby tree, because cut trees are a fire hazard. (Oops.)