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Publication Date: 2000-Nov-29
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Herein is described an improved holiday decorative assembly and method thereof

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In many parts of the world, it has become popular for homeowners to celebrate various seasons and holidays by placing temporary lawn decorations out on display on the exterior regions of the property. People will place figures made of styrofoam and similar materials on their property in order to engage in the festivities. For example, to celebrate Christmas, people might place a figure of Santa Claus and his reindeer on their property, while for Thanksgiving people might place artificial, styrofoam turkeys and Pilgrims on their property. It has been recognized in other technical publications that light generating mechanisms, such as light bulbs, are useful for improving the festive quality of the decorations. However, this addition greatly increases the complexity and cost of what is intended to be a cheap, affordable and reusable invention.

However, it is possible to achieve satisfactory light performance using conventional phosphorescent materials and markings, i.e., "glow in the dark" materials and marking. Figure 1 shows a decorative bag assembly 100. The assembly includes a bag 110, decorative markings 120, and may further include a tie element 130 for closing the opening of the bag. However, tie element 130 may be disposed with and the bag opening can either be closed with a knot or left opened. In one embodiment, markings 120 are treated with "glow in the dark" material, such that the marking possess an ambient glow in nighttime conditions. In another embodiment, bag 110 is manufactured out of a "glow in the dark" material and markings 120 cover various locations of the glow in the dark material. Both approaches allow for various holiday patterns to be effectively used at nighttime conditions, and would allow for a decorative effect.

The glow in the dark material or marking can be used with other disclosures of bag or decorative objects, including those recently described in related disclosures.

Anticipated U.S. Classes : Class 446; Class 206; Class 428