My husband is one of those people who cannot wait to decorate for the holiday. He is the one that gets excited when he sees the stores with their early holiday displays. I actually don’t mind this and it has rubbed off on me a little bit. Because of this I wanted to share my thoughts on what is “too much” when it comes to holiday decorating:
- Please do not put up Christmas decorations one second before Thanksgiving. My husband chomps at the bit, but I lay down the law when it comes to this. If he wants to start after Thanksgiving dinner that’s great, but not a second before. Just wait people!
- You should be able to see through your windows and see your lawn. By this I mean please do not throw tons of those inflatable characters and light up deer to the point that you can no longer see any sign of vegetation. Additionally, a couple stickers or some fake snow on the windows is ok but please take is easy on the crazy twinkle lights covering every window surface to the point of not knowing it it’s day or night.
- Try to stick to a theme and/or pattern. I know that we all pick up extra things each year, but nothing looks worse than a home that is decorated with mismatched light strands and random characters. For example: I do not think that Darth Vader with a Santa Claus hat should really be standing next to a lit up white twinkle reindeer pulling a sleigh. If you want a Star Wars theme (is that really holiday-esque though people?!) then fine, stick with it and follow through but something like that cannot be done half way.
- In the interest of energy conservation go the LED way. They may be a tad pricier than standard bulbs but they last longer and conserve energy. With technology coming so far the LED options are becoming more competitively priced. Just take note of the shade of light that it shows. Some of the older styles can give off a blue hue and may not be what you are looking for if you are looking for bright white lights. Most of the newer ones will mention this on the box.
So just some random thoughts and requests you can take or not! Important thing is to enjoy the holidays, be kind to one another, and spend quality time with your loved ones. Enjoy!