How to make your profile stand out as much as a 10-foot inflatable reindeer

Christmas Light

If you’re decorating your home this year, your Synergy Xmas Lights Trail profile is a good way for people to find your house and plan their visit. If you are participating in the Synergy Xmas Lights Trail Decorator Competition,*  you want to get as many votes as possible, so it’s worth putting a bit of effort into making your profile stand out – for all the right reasons!
Feel like you’re better at stringing lights together than stringing words together? No problem.

*Terms and Conditions apply. 

Here are our top tips to help you create a fantastic decorator profile.
 
1. Name your home
You don’t have to give your profile a name but it’s a great way to help people remember your house – and vote for it! You could name it after your surname, your street or suburb or combine them somehow with a Christmas theme. Think:
Santa’s Little Hulletts; 
Whiteman Wonderland; or 
Rudolph and the Rogersons

Please remember: The details in your decorator profile – including your address – are available to the public to help people find and enjoy your decorating efforts. Try to keep it general and don’t give away too many personal details.
 
2. Share your inspiration
Your profile needs to include a short description. This is a great opportunity to share with others what you love most about Christmas and why you light up your home. You might like to share:
What inspired your decorations;
What motivates you to decorate your home; and 
Any special features visitors should look for

Sharing your story helps to build excitement and interest and draw visitors to come and appreciate your hard work – and hopefully cast their vote!
 
3. Take a great photo!
Your photos are a great way to show off your lights and decorations. You can add a short video too if you like. Get more tips here on how to take a great photo of your lights display.
 
4. Think about what you would like your visitors to know
If you plan to switch your Christmas lights on at a specific time each day, or are only lighting up your house on certain days, make sure these details are in your decorator profile. This will help your visitors to plan ahead and make the most of the Synergy Xmas Lights Trail.
 
5. Choose a charity
You can choose a registered charity or not-for-profit to support in your profile – or join us in supporting Lifeline WA. Your profile can include reasons why you’ve chosen your charity to encourage people to donate.

Once your registration is approved, we will send you a Synergy Xmas Lights Trail sign for your front yard, including instructions on how you can print a QR code for easy voting. Decorators with published profiles can request a downloadable version of the sign. The sign will show visitors that you’re part of the Synergy Xmas Lights Trail and encourage votes for your display.
 
Ready to get started? 
Log in or register your decorator account and start your profile now.
Keep in mind that if you submit your profile after 1 December, it could take up to three days before your profile is approved and is made live. You can change your profile at any time but the changes may take up to three days to appear online after they are submitted. If you’re organised and submit your profile before 30 November 2021, and it is approved, it will be published from 1 December 2021.

Hosting a community event? Share it through the Synergy Xmas Lights Trail~ 
If you’re hosting a community event, we’d also love to know about it! Here’s what you need to know:
It’s free to list your community event in the Synergy Xmas Lights Trail.~
All listings are subject to Synergy's approval.
To be listed, your event needs to be related to the festive season and must be free of charge.

Your event will appear in our search results, so people looking for Christmas lights or community events in your area will be able to learn about your event.

You can share your Christmas activities and events with the WA community through our Synergy Xmas Lights Trail.~ Here’s how:
Create and submit a profile with the relevant details of your festive event.
Once approved, your event profile will appear on our Xmas Lights Trail map with an icon to indicate a special event.
Your event will also be searchable in the search bar.

Visit xmaslightstrail.synergy.net.au/events to share your festive event.

~ Terms and conditions apply. 

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