My ellie rises from the snowbank-spreading her light to the world! I was kind of disappointed with my first ever effort at a light display (other than tacking lights along a fence post). I shrugged it off and left it up and vowed to improve next year. Then the blizzard came along and transformed my meager efforts into something more, and reminded me that any effort at all is better than not trying.
Shine on with all your lights.