There isn’t an official time that you should begin decorating for the holidays. But, you want enough time to enjoy your efforts while making sure your decorations don’t wear out their welcome. If you’re ready to decorate in the middle of November then that’s the right time for you. Others may choose to decorate once Thanksgiving has passed, while others wait until December. As long as you are creating your winter wonderland with the right spirit, any time is the right time. Make a Christmas landscape to remember with these outdoor decorating tips.
Get into the Christmas Spirit
If you feel the spirit of Christmas and are ready to string the lights, it doesn’t hurt to enhance the mood by playing your favorite Christmas music and lighting some holiday-scented candles. You may even want to whip up your favorite Christmas beverage such as some rich eggnog or Christmas wassail that will waft throughout your home and create a warm and Christmas-friendly atmosphere.
Another way to get into the Christmas spirit is to look for new ideas and decorations to add to your current stock, which can help keep things fresh and lively in your Christmas scape. You may find some good bargains with a pre-holiday Christmas tree sale or some other type of Christmas tree clearance sale. Since you are likely to find a variety of sizes for any given artificial Christmas tree sale, you can fill your yard with an array of tiny to towering trees. If you do purchase a new artificial Christmas tree or two, consider the care of your new trees by considering buying a Christmas tree storage bag for each one.
Let Your Imagination Take Over
Once you have all of the supplies on hand to create your unique tribute to Christmas in your yard, it will be time to get started. Gather your ladders and round up your elves and get down to the business of making merry.
- Decorations, decorations and more decorations. Depending on how ornate you want your holiday display to be, you may have a very full decoration launch pad. Organize your snowmen, wreaths, various lights, a pre-lit Christmas tree and plenty of white Christmas trees. If you are one of those particularly ardent and energetic Christmas Creators, a sleigh and nine tiny reindeer may be landing on the very roof of your house.
- Give yourself plenty of time. Make sure to give yourself time to decorate safely. Being in a rush won’t yield the results you want and could make for a dangerous situation, especially when ladders and electrical work are involved.
- Allow your helpers to help. Although you are the one with the design and plans, it will help everyone’s holiday spirit if you let others participate. Best of all, it will make lighter work for you.
- The lighting ceremony. Once you and your crew of elves have finished the job and night arrives, you will be able to light your masterpiece and watch it shine while toasting the glowing results with your favorite warm Christmas drink.