January 18, 2019

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.

Outdoor Christmas Lights Keep Holiday Magic Alive

Smart Decorators Use LED Tree Lights2led tree

As municipalities trim their holiday budgets this year, they can trim their outdoor public holiday Christmas trees with energy efficient LED tree lights.  Many towns have cut their holiday budgets in an effort to save tax payer dollars in an economy where many are financially stressed.  LED tree lights are a smart answer to how to save money while sharing a bit of cheer within a community.  LED tree lights are reported to use 90% less energy than traditional tree lights.  LED tree lights have a much longer bulb life and are reported to last between 50,000 and 100,000 hours.  LED tree lights can be used for many more years saving tax payers money over the long run.  Tax payers will also be impressed to know that LED tree lights are Energy Star approved products.  LED tree lights may save money but they do not scrimp on beauty.  LED tree lights are just as bright and beautiful as their traditional counterpart.  LED tree lights glow with brilliance and bold illumination making them a radiant decoration for any Christmas tree.  The City of Chicago puts up a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in Daily Plaza every year.  In the past, the tree was built out of many smaller trees aligned together to make one large shaped and very tall Christmas tree.  This year, in an effort to save money, a single tree about a third smaller and donated from a nearby suburban family was chosen for display in the Plaza.  Unfortunately, the tree has been compared to the meager tree Charlie Brown chose in the movie, A Charlie Brown Christmas.  Like in the movie, this is a good time for people to reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas.  The Daily Plaza Christmas tree will look just as beautiful this year when fully decorated with its LED tree lights and other decorations.  The radiant energy given off by the LED tree lights will give many much cheer and joy this holiday season.  The Daily Plaza Christmas tree may not be as tall and full as in previous years but it will ignite the holiday spirit within many who have the privilege to see it.

 Festive Lights Remain a Top Priority for Many Municipalities

Some cities have decided to do away with their large decorated public Christmas tree this year in an effort to save tax payer dollars.  Fortunately, festive lights can be displayed in other ways keeping the holiday magic alive while answering the need for reduced budgets.  Cities can create holiday magic by placing festive lights on parkway trees, lamp poles, novelty decorations, or outlining public buildings.  Different shaped festive lights, like snowflakes or starlight spheres, can add a lot of interest with minimal usage.  Festive lights have been a popular Christmas tradition creating a special time of year with fun and hoopla.  Festive lights can help make the holidays more joyful and celebratory encouraging community and kinship.


Create Joy Among Children With a Holiday Lights Trainbigger train

Many children and children-at-heart have a fascination with trains and with a holiday lights train.  Popular Christmas gifts throughout the past few decades have been train related thus creating more interest in a holiday lights train.  A jolly service a community can provide to its children is to run a holiday lights train complete with a decorated train and visits from Santa and other lovable childhood characters.  The holiday lights train can take off from the local train depot and run for a short trip returning home.  While en route, Santa and other characters can visit with riders in each train car sharing the Christmas spirit with all.  A holiday lights train can spread cheer and joy to children of all ages.