November 16, 2018

Festive Lights Add Sparkle to Outdoors

patioBrighten Outdoor Spaces Using Festive Patio Lights

Opportunities abound when considering festive patio lights for use on your private patio.  One fun idea is to hang window boxes on a deck railing aglow with patio lights.  Make sure to purchase appropriate size window boxes to cover an evenly spaced portion of the deck railing.  A good rule to follow is to cover about a third of the available space.  Too few window boxes will make the patio lights seem cheap and understated while too much decoration will overwhelm the viewer with too many patio lights.  First, plant the window box with any of your favorite greenery.  One example is fragrant rosemary trees.  Next, hang the planted window box on the deck railing.  Then, cut garden stakes the height of the plants and insert them into the soil.  The stakes will support the patio lights but will be hidden by the plants.  Lastly, wrap mini string patio lights through the stakes and around the plants.  The number of patio lights needed depends on whether a subtle delicate decoration is desired or a bright fiery bold display is most wanted.  Patio lights can transform and outdoor living space from a cold wintry area into a warm inviting radiant atmosphere.  When springtime comes, pretty flowers can replace the patio lights in the window boxes for a warmer and more colorful display.  Decorate your patio or deck this holiday using bright and cheerful patio lights in versatile window boxes. 

 

Radiant Wreath Lights To Add Charm To Private Spaces

Hanging a wreath chandelier illuminated with wreath lights will create a festive decorative touch to any outdoor living space.  Hang the horizontal evergreen wreath decorated with wreath lights upside down.  The first step is to purchase an artificial evergreen Christmas wreath with battery-operated wreath lights and timer already attached.  Pre-lit battery-operated Christmas wreaths with timers attached eliminate unsightly cords and provide the convenience of not having to regularly turn on wreath lights.  Next, measure the diameter of the wire frame on the back of the wreath.  On the porch ceiling where the wreath lights are needed for illumination, attach five cup hooks in a circle matching the size of the wreath.  Hang the wreath from the cup hooks and decorate with Christmas ornaments around the wreath lights.  A chandelier made out of wreath lights can be a fun and symbolic way to decorate during the holidays.  The circular shape of the wreath symbolizes God’s eternity and unity.  Evergreens symbolize the persistence of life during the long winter months.  After the holidays are over, the ornaments can be taken off and the wreath with wreath lights can remain as a decorative illumination on the porch during the winter months as a reminder of the persistence of life.

 

Create A Wintry Scene By Applying Snowflake Lighting To Outdoor Objects

Snowflakes, as a symbol of the winter season, make a fun and joyful shape to novelty string lighting.  Snowflake lighting can easily transform outdoor shrubbery and evergreen trees into cheerful decorations.  A search through stores or over the internet will yield various snowflake lighting shapes and sizes from many manufacturers.  Large snowflake lighting looks particularly lovely on large evergreen trees that will be viewed from a distance.  Smaller snowflake lighting can be used on smaller displays appropriate for closer-range viewing, for instance, topiary trees placed near an entrance to the home.  The serenity, peace, and tranquility of snowflake lighting make a perfect welcoming symbol.  Be sure to decorate with many strings of snowflake lighting this holiday season to warmly welcome guests to the calm, peaceful beauty of your home.

Cheerful Yard Lighting Makes Holiday Merry

 

lighted houseDevelop A Plan Before Setting Out To Buy Christmas Lights

An uncoordinated and mismatched Christmas lights display will make any festive holiday yard hope for better.  When planning to buy Christmas lights for a special yard display, keep in mind basic principles of art and design:  unity, variety, balance, contrast, proportion, and pattern.  Buy Christmas lights with attention to unity.  Make all yard decorations coordinate to tell one story/theme.  An example would be a monochromatic white lights display illuminating trees, shrubs, house, doorways, wreaths, and special decorations.  A second design principle to consider when setting out to buy Christmas lights is variety.  Variety is important to emphasize visual diversity emphasizing different forms and types.  A key factor to keep in mind is to use the same type of light throughout the entire display but use different types of light displays including tree lighting, shrub lighting, wreath lighting, outlining walkways, outlining buildings, and novelty lighting.  Balance is another important consideration when intending to buy Christmas lights.  A Christmas lights display looks best when the yard lighting is balanced throughout the property and not on one side only or in one small area.  Buy Christmas lights keeping in mind contrast between light and dark.  Carefully light dark areas to focus on shapes and interesting forms like an evergreen tree, a wreath, or a doorway.  Consideration of proportion is helpful when planning to buy Christmas lights.  A large yard can easily handle large Christmas light displays including light strings with large C9 bulbs or a plethora of mini lights.  A great way to add proportion and illusion in a holiday display is to light a large object while highlighting several smaller objects.  Some large items to focus on are a house or a large evergreen tree.  Pattern is important to keep in mind when setting out to buy Christmas lights.  Light strings are easy to manipulate and hang in a pattern.  A swirling pattern of light strings draped in trees looks particularly lovely during the holidays.  Hanging tree lights can create a look of activity and excitement in anticipation of the season.  A well thought out plan can create a beautiful festive holiday lights display and make a trip to the stores for Christmas lights more enjoyable when knowing exactly what to buy.

 

White Mini LED Lights Don’t Mix Well With White Incandescent Mini Lights

Mini LED lights are energy efficient and a smart choice when replacing traditional incandescent mini lights.  White mini LED lights give off a different color, however, and don’t mix well with white incandescent lights.  Mini LED lights give off a cool bluish white tint while incandescent lights give off a warm yellowish white tint.  To avoid replacing all lights at the same time, people try to mix mini LED lights with incandescent.  This does not work well and should be avoided.  Mini LED lights are a smart choice and should be used exclusively with other LED lighting.

 

Create Sparkling Scenes Of Wonder And Joy With Festive Lighting

Festive lighting brings joy to many.  Festive lighting inspires the soul and illuminates the Christmas spirit within one’s essence.  Festive lighting is the beacon of peace within a crazy holiday time.  Festive lighting gives a touch of holiday spirit to the dark winter nights.  Festive lighting makes our holiday yards joyful, inspirational, peaceful, and spiritual.

Preparing for the Season of Christmas Decor

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Indoor Christmas Lights 

Decorating with indoor Christmas lights can add happiness and festivity to one’s home during the holidays.  Many ideas on decorating with indoor Christmas lights can be found researching on the internet, looking through magazines, talking to friends, and looking at commercial displays in public places like the local mall.  Use indoor Christmas lights to decorate Christmas trees, accent banisters and walkways, light-up indoor shrubbery, highlight windows or door frames, or even use as part of a table-top display.  Themed Christmas trees are the latest craze with all decorations coordinating to tell a story accented by indoor Christmas lights.  Another popular trend in recent  years is to wrap shrubbery and indoor Christmas lights around banisters to highlight movement through a home via walkways.  An idea some people use year-round is to drape indoor Christmas lights over shrubbery in the home.  This is particularly beautiful on artificial trees.  Some people chose to frame windows or entry points in their home with indoor Christmas lights.  A creative and fun use of indoor Christmas lights is to loosely drape them through table-top displays or even fill large hurricanes or vases with them.  Indoor Christmas lights add a radiant glow to the festive holiday and they can be a fun, creative way to enjoy the season. 

 Outdoor Christmas Lighting– Share Your Holiday Spirit

Sharing the joy of the holidays by decorating with outdoor Christmas lighting is a wonderful way to give back to neighbors.  Like indoor Christmas lights, many ideas for decorating with outdoor Christmas lighting can be found over the internet, in magazines, or by driving around town.  Outdoor Christmas lighting can be used to decorate trees, emphasize pathways, accent shrubbery, frame buildings, and light novelty yard displays.  Evergreen trees make wonderful outdoor Christmas trees when wrapped with outdoor Christmas lighting.  Outdoor Christmas lighting can also be used to accentuate walking paths with the use of string lights or posts.  A popular use of outdoor Christmas lighting is draping string lights over shrubbery and wrapping string lights around trees.  Some people like to decorate their home with outdoor Christmas lighting by outlining windows and doors or roofs and eaves.  A fun use of outdoor Christmas lighting is decorating the yard with displays like the nativity scene or popular characters like Santa.  Outdoor Christmas lighting is a cheerful way to share your holiday joy with family, friends, and neighbors. 

 Inspiration And Joy from Commercial Christmas Lighting

Perhaps the best part of commercial Christmas lighting is the cheer many people can enjoy from the massive opulent displays in public places.  Commercial Christmas lighting can be found on lighting pole mounts, banners, garland, animated displays, and decorations on city streets, parks, malls, hotels, and building fronts.  Commercial Christmas lighting usually has the advantage of a larger budget than that of individuals.  Pole mounts are typically decorated with a novelty shape and accented with commercial Christmas lighting.  Banners and garland are perfect for street roads and parks and look particularly lovely when accompanied with commercial Christmas lighting.  Among the options for animated displays with commercial Christmas lighting are building front mounts, silhouettes, or even giant figures like nutcrackers or angels.  Commercial Christmas lighting can help radiate street or park paths and brighten public buildings like government offices, malls, hotels, and other public places.  Enjoy the magnificent commercial Christmas lighting displays this year around your home.

Have Fun With Your Holiday Lighting Installation

 

Creative Holiday Decorating–Easier Than You Think  

It’s almost holiday lighting installation time! This year, why not try your hand at some creative holiday decorating? It’s not difficult once you think about how many different types of lights there are, and how many different “twists” on using them there might be.  

Icchristmas sculptureicle Lights: Not Just For Roofs Anymore

Icicle lights that look like the real thing have become a very popular part of holiday lighting installation for many consumers. Not only do they look pretty; they’re a breeze to install.

But don’t just hang these underneath your home’s roof line and call it “creative holiday decorating”! Outdoors, try stringing together multiple strings of icicle lights and spreading them across an expanse of your front porch railing or shrubbery, or wrapping them around front porch columns and/or banisters. Mixing various colors of icicle lights is another option, both outdoors and indoors. Speaking of innovative holiday lighting installation indoors, consider accenting the inside of a large living room window or the top of a door with a sweep of icicle lights, devising window “curtains” made of light strings or weaving icicle lights and garland together to decorate a banister.  

On A Rope

If you’re like a majority of consumers, the only part rope lights play in your holiday lighting installation plan is as an accent for Christmas trees, outdoor railings, and fences. But, there’s more to it than that! The light PVC material from which rope lights are manufactured makes them very flexible, so try to put together an interesting assortment of ready-made Christmas rope light sculptures. You might also take advantage of the availability of rope lights in a range of colors–green, red and white as well as less traditional shades like blue and pink–to give a distinctive look to your Yuletide décor. And while rope lights can be configured to give off “steady” light, it’s fun–and a good creative holiday decorating practice–to experiment with the various “flashing” effects you can set using a controller.  

Beyond the Yard and Living Room

Who says holiday lighting installation has to be limited to landscapes and living rooms? Other rooms benefit just as much from creative holiday decorating based on illumination. Use Christmas lights to line the ceilings in your rooms. Buy and decorate mini-Christmas trees to put in the bedrooms–making them part of a larger holiday vignettes if desired. For added interest, try different bulb shapes. So forget the “same-old, same-old” holiday decorations. With the versatility of today/s lighting options, the sky’s the limit.

Brighten the Holiday with Outdoor Tree Lights

Radiate Warmth And Cheer With Festive Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting can help brighten the holidays for all who visit or pass by.  When planning the holiday landscape lighting, don’t forget the outdoor tree lights, shrubbery, buildings, and yard decorations.  The many lights available to illuminate your landscape lighting include string lights, rope lights, icicle lights, and novelty lights.  String lights and novelty lights are great outdoor tree lights.  String lights, rope lights, and icicle lights are perfect for shrubbery and buildings.  Yard decorations can be lit by all forms of Christmas lights.  Landscape lighting looks best when planned in advance taking care to balance out colors and symmetry and identifying a focal point.  Color schemes look best when deciding to use all multi-colored lights or monochromatic lights.  The monochromatic white color scheme has been popular in landscape lighting during recent years.  Done properly, both warm and cool white colors can be blended in landscape lighting to make an especially attractive display.  Don’t ignore symmetry in planning.  Landscape lighting looks best when lighting all areas of the yard and keeping in mind both horizontal and vertical placement.  Novelty yard decorations, like a nativity scene, make a good focal point.  Landscape lighting will help make the holidays more festive and joyful.

Illuminate The Neighborhood With Outdoor Tree Lighting

Holiday tree lighting has been a popular Christmas tradition for more than a century.  At one time, people illuminated their indoor treesoutdoor tree with candles.  Flammability issues limited the amount of time people could enjoy this.  Typically the tree was decorated and lit for only a day or two.  The introduction of electric string lights in the late 19th century allowed people to enjoy their tree lighting longer.  As the indoor tree lighting tradition continued, people started to illuminate their outdoor trees.  Today, outdoor tree lighting can be found in many neighborhoods.  There are many more choices of indoor and outdoor tree lighting available today than there was years ago.  In addition to traditional electric string lighting, there are more energy efficient LED lighting and non-electric solar lighting.  Both options cost a little more up front but, in the long run, are more cost efficient.  Novelty shapes like Starlight Spheres or Snowflakes can be particularly festive outdoor tree lighting.  The beauty and splendor of decorating for the holidays with tree lighting makes a very special time of year filled with fun, hoopla, and warm tender moments with people we care about.

Brighten The Holidays With Festive Lighting

Share season’s greetings with family, friends, and neighbors by means of festive lighting.  Festive lighting can make the holidays more enjoyable with feelings of increased energy and joyful mood.  The holidays are about peaceful reflection and are a time to spend with family and friends.  Festive lighting can make the season more special by creating a peaceful, reflective mood with dim soft lights or by creating a vibrant party mood with bright twinkling lights.  Festive lighting can be created by lighting trees, shrubs, and buildings, arranging luminaries along walking paths, hanging lit ornaments, lighting indoor trees, lighting garland that is draped on mantles and banisters, spotlighting special decorations, grouping candles in decorative displays, etc.  Festive lighting can highlight the “true meaning of the season” by spotlighting a nativity scene displayed outside.  Festive lighting can ignite the spirit in all of us.  Color your holidays bright with festive lighting.

Christmas in July

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Christmas in July 

 

A Summertime Party Idea Complete with Outdoor Christmas Lights

 

Celebrating Christmas in July is one cool way to cool off.  If you’re bored with the heat and looking for a way to divert yourself, you can celebrate Christmas in July.  For this event, plan an off-the-wall party complete with outdoor Christmas lights, a Christmas tree, a visit from Santa and gifts for all.

 It’s unclear just where this idea came from, but according to Wikipedia we may be able to attribute it to a girl’s summer camp in North Carolina.  It seems that in 1933 Camp Keystone celebrated Christmas in July. Very likely this is where the phrase we refer to was coined.

 In 1940 a movie by this name was released.  The main character wrongly believes he has won $25,000 and buys gifts for his family and girlfriend.  Shortly after this time, the US Post Office was involved in an early mailing campaign of this name.  The purpose of the campaign was not to promote Christmas tree lighting, but rather to encourage early mailing of packages and cards to servicemen serving in WWII. 

 It may interest you that in parts of the world the dead of winter is actually in July.  In the southern hemisphere, if you’re looking for a wintry Christmas the best way to obtain it is by celebrating it in July.  In the mountains of South America, in Australia and even at the South Pole, wintry celebrations of Christmas have been used as lighthearted tools for celebration as well as for marketing purposes.  One resort in Australia is known to have hosted such a party when spurred on by a group of Irish tourists. 

 Needless to say there are people around the globe who use the “Christmas in July” theme as just  another reason to have a party.  In such cases, individuals and groups have been known to light an outdoor Christmas tree, add indoor Christmas lights to their homes and use wreath lighting for a festive effect. Then they proceed to eat, drink and be merry, and give gifts.

 The gift-giving portion of the idea resonates with retailers who may often get on-board and use this idea as a promotional tool.  Sometimes the concept is used to clear out sale merchandise that has accumulated.  Sometimes it’s used in tourist areas where stores sell high-end collectibles to primarily women shoppers on vacation.  On Cape Cod, the concept can be seen at work in the Christmas Tree shops, which do a bustling summer business with visitors looking for a pre-holiday bargain. Fabric and craft shops are yet another type of retail store that benefit from this practice.  In this case the shops often bring in holiday fabrics and projects for Christmas, leaving plenty of time for crafters to complete their tasks for gift giving and holiday home décor.

 Whatever you make of the practice of celebrating Christmas in July, you have to admit it’s a way to turn the tables and really shake things up.

Use a Live Tree Inside and Plant it Outdoors Later

Christmas Tree Lights… Outdoor Extravaganza

 

Outdoor Christmas Trees–A Little History

As early as 1912, North America began to see the use of Christmas tree lights outdoor.  One of the first places where lights were used on trees was in Boston’s public areas.  Soon thereafter many other communities followed suit until today where it is rumored there are as many outdoor Christmas trees as there are indoor ones.

 The Living Outdoor Christmas Tree 

If you want to join the outdoor Christmas tree crowd, consider planting an actual permanent tree in front of your home.  A permanent live tree adds color, life and even oxygen to your yard and its surroundings all year long.  At Christmastime you can then do some outdoor Christmas tree lighting of your own.

Yet another way to be “green” and eventually add a tree to your yard is to purchase a live Christmas tree–roots and all.  These trees are dug up in their entirety and placed in a container.  You simply leave the tree in the dirt for Christmas and when the holiday is over you plant it in a pre-dug hole in your yard.  After a few years of doing this you can reforest much of your yard, while never killing or wasting a good tree.                                                                                                                

Landscape Lighting and a Perfect Tree 

During the winter months many of us are looking for ways to brighten our yards.  Landscape lighting and plantings that maintain their color during the winter are two common ways to accomplish this goal.  So adding a tree to the yard makes sense in more ways than one.  When the holidays come along you have the additional opportunity to step up the color when you add outdoor Xmas light to your trees and yard.

Whatever you choose, adding a tree to the yard is an investment in the future.  Light it now or light it later.  Or better yet plant it after using it indoors. 

 Happy holidays from us—- at the site for Outdoor Christmas Lighting Ideas!

Communities Share Comraderie When Holiday Decorating

 

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Unify Community Spirit Using Christmas Lights 

Subdivisions across America can come together during the holidays by coordinating holiday decorating.  Nearly every home in one subdivision in the Western suburbs of Chicago shares in the holiday spirit by planning and coordinating their holiday decorating.  Some homes choose to accent their homes, some accent their landscapes, and some homes accent both in their holiday decorating.  Neighbors get together to decorate parkway trees to create a tunnel effect driving through the neighborhood.  Some streets are lined with monochromatic white tree trunks and green foliage and some neighbors choose to do the opposite color scheme.  Some homeowners like to be more colorful and choose multi-colored Christmas lights or other colored light combinations in the holiday decorating of their parkway trees.  The beauty not only lies in the holiday decorating but in neighbors coming together for a common purpose.  This spirit can be taken further.  After years of decorating and adding to their collections, some homeowners go all out in their holiday decorating.  There are homes whose entire garages, fronted with clear plexiglass, are devoted to holiday splendor.  One home has an elaborate train set displayed in their garage staged in a winter mountainous small town Christmas festival.  Many homeowners also create festive winter wonderlands throughout their outdoors.  In addition to hanging numerous outdoor Christmas lights, some homeowners pipe in speakers playing holiday music from local radio stations and provide candy canes to visitors adjacent to a donation basket.  The use of outdoor Christmas lights, speakers coordinated with twinkling lights, candy canes offered to visitors, interactive displays for children, and the smell of the great outdoors all come together as part of a multi-sensory holiday decorating experience that’s fun for everyone.

 

Neighbors Coordinate Yard Lighting To Unite In The Holiday Spirit

Ideas abound when planning yard lighting for a unified neighborhood holiday lights display.  Neighbors can consider stringing lights on shrubbery and trees, spotlighting wreaths, and lighting pathways to make yard lighting festive for all who pass by.  Elaborate displays can be placed inside glass boxes and staged on one’s lawn as part of a protective yard decoration.  The yard lighting of these displays is best when spotlights are used to up light the display.  Popular figurines like Pooh Bear and Tigger or Snoopy and Woodstock are shown in festive holiday poses and accented with yard lighting.  Yard lighting makes the holiday season more festive for all.

 

Homeowners Create Festive Displays With Window Holiday Lights

Another way a community can organize a unified holiday display is with the use of window holiday lights.  Festive window holiday lights can be displayed in various ways.  Special scenes like the nativity, Santa carrying presents, elves peeking over window sills looking to see if the children have been naughty or nice, or any other holiday related scene make an impressive use of window holiday lights.  Other ideas for window holiday lights can include outlining the top of the window frame with icicle lights, outlining the window frame with rope lighting, hanging special shapes like the Moravian Star or Starlight Spheres, or creating a special design of your own.  The creativity is endless when using window holiday lights and the best part is the display is contained inside free from weather or harm.  Encourage all of your neighbors to decorate with window holiday lights to create a luminescent luxury for all to see when driving through your neighborhood.

Outdoor Christmas Lights

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Make The Season Bright With Decorative Holiday Lights

When it comes to decorating for the holiday season, too much is never enough when using decorative holiday lights. How fun it is to brighten the neighborhood with decorative holiday lights and make your home shine with holiday splendor. Loosely hanging string lights in a vertical position on tree branches makes them appear light and airy suggesting movement. It is also fun to hang decorative holiday lights on a home’s frame giving it dimension. Decorative holiday lights can be used to spell out holiday wishes, line walkways, define shrubbery, and light up novelty shapes like stars, candy canes, bows, and a variety of Christmas characters. Decorative holiday lights look especially beautiful on wreaths. Create a luminescent luxury by means of abundant decorative holiday lights.

Add Sparkle To The Season With White Christmas Lights

White Christmas lights carry a certain elegance and sophistication about them. White Christmas lights are popular outdoor Christmas lights. White Christmas lights come in two colors. There are cool white lights and there are warm or soft white lights. Cool white Christmas lights have a bluish tint to them making them slightly brighter than the warm white Christmas lights. Warm white Christmas lights are also called soft white Christmas lights. Warm white Christmas lights have a yellowish tint to them making them less bright. Some homeowners choose to decorate the outside of their home using both cool and warm white Christmas lights. The cool white Christmas lights can act as accents on a decorating scheme. They look particularly lovely framing a tree and outlining the Star of David. Cool white lights can also highlight holiday figures making them stand out. Warm white Christmas lights add a soft glow to holiday decorating and can help frame a house or softly lit other holiday objects. Using both cool and warm white Christmas lights creates a spectacular outdoor Christmas display.

Create A Beautiful Outdoor Christmas Tree With Blue LED Christmas Lights

 
Every year the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service provides a Christmas tree for the lawn of the U. S. Capitol. A Christmas tree lighting ceremony has been a tradition since 1964. In 2007, blue LED Christmas lights were used as a predominant color on the Capitol tree. Blue LED Christmas lights look fabulous when combined with a minimal use of other multi-colored lights. The blue LED Christmas lights stand out from a distance and make the tree look blue. Close up, however, the blue LED Christmas lights look like an accent combined with other colors from other lights and ornaments. The effect is quite creative and striking. Try making your own beautiful blue LED Christmas lights tree this year.

Unify Community Spirit Using Outdoor Christmas Lights

Communities Share Camaraderie When Holiday Decorating

Subdivisions across America can come together during the holidays by coordinating holiday decorating.  Nearly every home in one subdivision in the Western suburbs of Chicago shares in the holiday spirit by planning and coordinating their holiday decorating.  Some homes choose to accent their homes, some accent their landscapes, and some homes accent both in their holiday decorating.  Neighbors get together to decorate parkway trees to create a tunnel effect driving through the neighborhood.  Some streets are lined with monochromatic white tree trunks and green foliage and some neighbors choose to do the opposite color scheme.  Some homeowners like to be more colorful and choose multi-colored Christmas lights or other colored light combinations in the holiday decorating of their parkway trees.  The beauty not only lies in the holiday decorating but in neighbors coming together for a common purpose.  This spirit can be taken further.  After years of decorating and adding to their collections, some homeowners go all out in their holiday decorating.  There are homes whose entire garages, fronted with clear plexiglass, are devoted to holiday splendor.  One home has an elaborate train set displayed in their garage staged in a winter mountainous small town Christmas festival.  Many homeowners also create festive winter wonderlands throughout their outdoors.  In addition to hanging numerous outdoor Christmas lights, some homeowners pipe in speakers playing holiday music from local radio stations and provide candy canes to visitors adjacent to a donation basket.  The use of outdoor Christmas lights, speakers coordinated with twinkling lights, candy canes offered to visitors, interactive displays for children, and the smell of the great outdoors all come together as part of a multi-sensory holiday decorating experience that’s fun for everyone.

Neighbors Coordinate Yard Lighting To Unite In The Holiday Spirit

Ideas abound when planning yard lighting for a unified neighborhood holiday lights display.  Neighbors can consider stringing lights on shrubbery and trees, spotlighting wreaths, and lighting pathways to make yard lighting festive for all who pass by.  Elaborate displays can be placed inside glass boxes and staged on one’s lawn as part of a protective yard decoration.  The yard lighting of these displays is best when spotlights are used to up light the display.  Popular figurines like Pooh Bear and Tigger or Snoopy and Woodstock are shown in festive holiday poses and accented with yard lighting.  Yard lighting makes the holiday season more festive for all.

Homeowners Create Festive Displays With Window Holiday Lights

Another way a community can organize a unified holiday display is with the use of window holiday lights.  Festive window holiday lights can be displayed in various ways.  Special scenes like the nativity, Santa carrying presents, elves peeking over window sills looking to see if the children have been naughty or nice, or any other holiday related scene make an impressive use of window holiday lights.  Other ideas for window holiday lights can include outlining the top of the window frame with icicle lights, outlining the window frame with rope lighting, hanging special shapes like the Moravian Star or Starlight Spheres, or creating a special design of your own.  The creativity is endless when using window holiday lights and the best part is the display is contained inside free from weather or harm.  Encourage all of your neighbors to decorate with window holiday lights to create a luminescent luxury for all to see when driving through your neighborhood.