Outdoor Christmas Lights – So Many Choices

Outdoor Christmas Lights

Finding the perfect outdoor Christmas lights is not hard, unless you get overwhelmed with the sheer volume of options available to you.

Just today I was in a store looking at the outdoor Christmas lights and other decorations for Christmas. Every year they come out with newer, different and neater lights and decorations.

This year, they have some very realistic looking, though they are also very large, lights for outdoors that look like giant Christmas light bulbs. I personally think they are pretty neat looking.

Since this whole decorating your home for Christmas thing is supposed to be fun and not confusing, I’ve put together a check list.

This list should make it easier to figure out what you need and how much of it you will need.

Here you go:

1. The least fun step is also the most important: figure out how much you can spend. No one likes those credit card hangovers right after the first of the year. It’s always best to keep your budget in mind.

Even if you can’t get everything you want right now, you can add a little over a year or so and eventually end up with the perfect amount of lights.

2. Now you know how much you can comfortably spend, you need to decide on a style, or styles, for your lights. Like I said, there is no shortage of options and you can easily mix and match.

Many people will put either one style or one color of lights on their house and something different in their trees, for example.

The only limit (well besides step one!) is your imagination. Have fun.

3. When you know what you want and how much you can afford, you now want to figure out just how many strings of lights you will be able to get.

If you want some of the more unique lights, like the giant light bulb lights I talked about, you will likely need to get more strings of them since these types of lights tend to be fairly short in length.

But, if you want just “regular” lights you can usually get strings that are 25′ to 150′ long so you won’t need as many.

If you want to put lights in your shorter bushes, you can even get lights that are formed in a big net shape so you can literally just toss them over your bushes.

Like I said… a lot of options! Finding the best type of outdoor Christmas lights for your home and your overall decorating scheme won’t be hard. Being able to settle on just one or two styles may be!

Quote from Kris Siebert

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