A Texas family was ordered to take down Christmas decorations — including an inflatable snowman — by the homeowners association for their neighborhood, which contended it was too early to put up the the holiday display in front of their home, San Antonio news station WOAI reported.
The Simonis family received the notice from Diamond Association Management & Consulting on Nov. 4, three days after the family put the decorations up.
One family member, Claudia Simonis, said it worked better for them to put the decorations up early since she is eight months pregnant.
“Because probably in two more weeks, I’m not going to be able to build all this,” she told the TV station.
Other decorations they used in their display include reindeer and Santa holding onto a helicopter — but the snowman was the only item specifically mentioned in the notice.
The family told WOIA that they didn’t plan to remove their decorations, saying they weren’t ever told what would be an acceptable time to put them up.
“We’re not going to do it,” said Claudia’s husband, Nick. “It’s the Christmas spirit. We’re not going to be forced by the HOA to take it down.”
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