VAR’s holiday doors

[Updated 12/11 with two new doors!]

To help get us into the spirit of things, some enterprising folks here at VAR created a door-decorating contest. Categories: Most Original, Tackiest, Most ‘Humbug’.

And so we went to work, hoping to win some fabulous prizes.

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Most kept it simple but festive, such as Toya "Finally found a use for that red and green plaid" Lyons, Lynne "Go away, I’m not going to win" Wherry, Sandy "Can’t argue with the Claus" Wahl, and Kim Martin, whose door features the face of Blake "True colors" Hegeman:

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While some folks — Carol "Das Blinkenlights" Thompson, Lisa "Put on this hat or else" Noon, Scott "$500 of color ink" Brunner, and Meghana "Wait, I can fit more in" Bhatia — went all out…

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Others went for a more minimalist approach, such as John Broadway’s "Egg Nog in Snow" and one by Gini "I spent my time working on someone else’s door" Bonnell:

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Not to mention Amy Hafer’s "Three Faceless Snowmen":

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Some people went for the ‘wrapped present’ look, like Tracey "Blinding green snowstorm" Floridia, Carol "I don’t want to know what’s in the stocking" Umbel, Lili "Going for the gold" Paulk, and Tim "THIS penguin is at the North Pole" Hollowell:

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Ben "Post-It" Martin found creative uses for office supplies:

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While Amanda "Yes, I know the Redskins suck" Rainsford tried for the sympathy vote:

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Glenda "Kill a tree for victory" Puryear broke into the third dimension (yes, that’s a real tree):

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Rick "I’m not taking down my hoop for a contest" Lugg came up with the gingerbread man/hard candy/basketball motif:

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While yours truly realized the only way he could win was by going for that Scrooge category:

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About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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One Response to VAR’s holiday doors

  1. Now this is way more interesting than the BlogBrawl. I vote for John Broadway’s eggnog in the snow theme.

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