Christmas is celebrated with great zeal and passion in many counties of the world. Celebrated on December 25th every year, this day commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the father of Christianity. As this is the biggest celebrations in any Christian family, the entire home is decorated like a palace this day. Christmas tree, feast, dance, champagne, gifts and twinkling lights are inevitable parts of Christmas celebrations. The colors of joy, passion and enthusiasm also adore a Christmas celebration venue. Apart from the virtual colors of joy and fervor, the vivacious decoration of the Christmas celebrations makes it a bright, vivacious and dazzling festival. The decorations for Christmas are incomplete without a proper lighting.
Christmas lights that you put up outdoors are very important. These lighting ideas makes your house look festive from outside. Usually the houses within a locality compete with each other for putting up the best outdoor Christmas lights. It is not necessary that the family that spends a lot of money gets the best Outdoor Christmas decorations. It is your lighting ideas that matter. If you can think of some really creative ways to put of Christmas lights outdoor, you need not spend an extravagant amount of money. In fact, the rope lights, fairy lights and props from last years’ stock too can be used imaginatively to make your house look grand.
Most often, people use themes like Christmas candy, Santa Claus and snow man to devise their lighting ideas. You too must ensure that you drive home the ‘Christmas’ feeling in your decorations. Lights are a very beautiful tool to express your creativity. You too can express and spread your happy festive mood while decorating with lights.
Christmas Lighting Ideas:
- The most common color combinations appropriate for the Christmas season include red, green and copper lights that denote festivity; blue and green lights for more subdued arrangements; novelty combinations such as blue and red lights; and mauve, blue and copper lights.
- While you can use a combo of as many as five colors for coniferous trees, use not more than three colors for deciduous trees.
- Any color of light used with white does not show itself well, so if are planning to use white lights, stick to the monochromatic scheme.
- Use low watt bulbs for strings and indoor light decoration but you will need high watt bulbs for outdoor decorations and lights that will be viewed from a distance.
- Dip the socket end of the light bulb in petroleum jelly before fitting it into the socket string. This will prevent corrosion in the socket and will make it easier to pull out the bulb from it later.
- Tape all connections well with electrical tape to avoid short-circuits.
- Lights installed on the trees to keep up with its growth look quite graceful.
- Do not try to climb the branches of the tree you want to decorate. Use stepladder instead.
- Work on the tree from top to bottom and from inside to outside for ease of work and safety purposes.