Well I guess it’s that time of year. Actually, we’re a little behind in decorating our house this year. Normally when we decorate the house for Christmas we start by putting the lights up outside in Mid-November or so. That’s usually before we have any real snow.
Even though the lights are up in November we don’t turn them on until the beginning of December. Why? Well I think it’s kind of pushing the holiday to early if the lights go on before December and 2. having Christmas lights on for a full month or more is a waste of energy.
Well, with the old fashioned lights that we first used when we bought our house it was a waste of energy, but now with the new led light bulbs it doesn’t cost us much to have our Christmas lights on at all! It’s a great way to save money and spread some holiday cheer.
We haven’t decorated the house for Christmas for the last few years, partly because we’re still renovating (stalled!) and partly because I’ve been too sick to do it. However this year I don’t think I can go without some decorations. I miss them!
I’m not going to put up our Christmas tree as I know our dog will either knock it over or get into the decorations! I have antique or vintage Christmas ornaments that my parents used on our family tree and I don’t want Midnight to break them! I’ll decorate the enclosed front porch with cedar boughs (fake), decorations and a Christmas wreath and on the outside of the house we use a combination of blue and white light strings.
Do you put up lights and decorate the inside of your house for the holidays? Do you put up a tree as well?