Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and there’s nothing quite like walking round your neighbourhood and feeling all festive. Whilst we take time to decorate the insides of our homes, making them all warm and cosy with decorations some of us don’t concentrate on the outside of our homes. When you do, the whole community benefits. Kids on the way to school see the decorations, families drive round at night looking at the houses which are lit up for the season. Communities come together through the joy of outdoor Christmas decorations.
A Warm Welcome
A great way to add some festive fun to your home is with a wreath on your front door. Even a simple wreath will add some Christmas love to your house. For every delivery man who brings something to your door, every person who walks along the path past your house and spots your wreath swaying in the wind, you’re giving people a slice of Christmas. For some people these little displays of Christmas might be the best part of their day. You’ll also welcome friends, family and visitors to your home with a traditional Christmas greeting.
There are loads of ways to light up the outside of your home. Ensure the lights you get are ok to be outside. From simple white lights around the door frame to bright lights flashing in your garden, you can decide the style and design. These days you can even buy a projector which is really simple to use. One box plugs in and you position it a few metres away from your home, maybe in the front garden. It shines back at your house and projects festive lights and scenes onto your home. You can even light up the outside of your home from the inside. String some indoor lights around the inside of your window frames, they’ll still flicker and shine through the glass. Or simply use a light up candle bridge to shine a light at Christmas time.
A Super Santa
How about add some Christmas characters to your outdoor Christmas decorations? From inflatable Santas to light up penguins. These are lovely for children to see and to enhance that magic of the festive season. Robotic reindeer grazing on the lawn, dancing elves and loads of other festive fiends. Maybe you can even dress up as a family and become part of a Christmas every Saturday night through December?
How about organising a carol concert on your front lawn? With a backdrop of Christmas lights, projected festive scenes, moving characters and lots more, a neighbourhood carol sing along might just be the icing on the Christmas cake! Maybe a tray of eggnog for people to help themselves to and a dusting of fake snow too?
Outdoor Christmas decorations really can spread some Christmas cheer. Do a little bit of planning, get your lights hanging a the start of December and they’ll light up the faces of everyone who sees them!