If there’s one thing Sheena Klaudt loves, it’s Christmas lights. She loves looking at holiday displays so much, she created a Facebook group to share her great finds with others. It started in 2012 as a group just for her friends and family, but word quickly spread and the group now has over 1,500 members. She also creates a map each year to make it easier to find different displays. That map tends to go a little viral each holiday season, with hundreds of shares on Facebook every year.
“I’ve had so many people reach out to me and thank me for putting it together. I love that I can help families create holiday traditions.
“One of my favorite memories at Christmas was my mom driving us around Bismarck and Mandan at night looking at Christmas lights. We did a different area of town each night and my sister, brother, mom and I would all pick our favorites. I still love Christmas lights, but right now, the best part is knowing my kids will have the same memories of looking at lights as I have.”
Sheena has updated the map for 2016, but if you have a great display, or see one you think should be on the map, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can join the group on Facebook; just search “I love Christmas Lights – Bismarck Mandan.”