Many of them just pop into Ryan’s head. Some come from books or Christmas decorating shows and movies. We also get ideas from when the family loads up the van with blankets and a thermos of hot chocolate and goes out looking at lights (yes, people still do that!).
Ryan also belongs to a number of great Christmas decorating communities. The best one is called Lone Star Holidays and is a great group of people that share this hobby all year long (and everyone is invited so go check it out!) It’s like AA for Christmas decorators! The best time each year is the Lone Star Holidays Academy, which is an annual event held here in Texas that brings the holiday enthusiasts together and lets us all learn from one another (Check out the Academy here!)