Newton decorations only tacky to some

A reader says instead of being critical of Surrey's street decorations, people need to be more appreciative and thankful.

I recently read a lot of letters complaining about the colorful Christmas lights on 72 Avenue in the Newton area.

It’s always good to keep an open mind.

The person who chose these lights may have liked the colors and thought that they were something different from the traditional Christmas colors such as red and green.

Rather then complaining and making assumptions that this is a cultural issue, maybe we should take into consideration that people have different choices.

To some, this may be tacky; to others it is beautiful. It’s always good to have diversity.

Has anyone thought about taking time to write about the beautiful lights on King George Boulevard around the Whalley/Guildford area?

Maybe we can all stop complaining and appreciate what we have rather than going on about what we don’t.

There are people out there without homes and food this Christmas, so we need to all be very thankful for what we have.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone.

Monisha Jassi

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