Claudia Simonis and her husband Nick , in San Antonio, Texas, got into the holiday spirit early this year and decorated their house. They decided to display a snowman, reindeer and a Santa Claus helicopter on Nov. 1.
Three days later, the couple received a letter from the neighborhood homeowners association, Diamond Association Management & Consulting, telling them their decorations had jumped the gun, and needed to be taken down. They were asked to remove the inflatable snowman “until closer to the holiday season,” but not a specified time was indicated. “I just found it crazy. Especially that they didn’t give us a time,” Claudia told. “Like, when is the right time to put it?”
His husband radicalized. “We’re not going to do it,” he said. “It’s the Christmas spirit. We’re not going to be forced by the HOA to take it down.” They even decided to add some decorations. Claudia is 8 months pregnant and due December 25. Her reasoning was: ‘Because probably in two more weeks, I'm not going to be able to build all this." Neighbors are planning to decorate early in support. "So, you're going to see in a couple days, everybody will have decorations up," Nick Simonis said.