November 1st! That means we have less than 2 months to wait until it is Christmas – in fact we will be eating that turkey in just 55 days. And, as I said in my post yesterday that looked at Christmas party dressing, it does mean that quite a few of my posts are going to be looking at all things festive. Today I am turning my attention to Christmas lights.
Christmas lights are now such an integral part of our Christmas celebrations, adorning our homes both inside and out. Outside lights can look so beautiful, especially if your front garden had trees and bushes that can also be decorated. But they do have dangers, especially if you overload your sockets (remember The Griswolds in National Lampoon’s Christmas vacation?). You also need to think carefully about your home security. I mentioned this in a previous post, many people leave windows open in order to keep the lights on, but an outdoor socket is a much more sensible option. Companies like Bryden Electrical, who are trusted electricians in Essex will be able to fit you an outdoor socket if you haven’t already got one.
With the practical measures out of the way, we can turn our attention to the sparkle. I must admit that in general, I prefer pretty twinkling lights outside rather than giant, light up Santa’s. That said, I have seen some rather beautiful reindeers that have caught my eye at John Lewis, they look so magical and slightly mystical that they are hard to resist. I also love the idea of the outdoor tree from Marks and Spencer which I think would look lovely in a porch or on a veranda.
In terms of indoor styles, I’m currently loving the light up LED letters that have proved so popular at pretty much every party I’ve been too this year. LED gift boxes are also really lovely, and I’ve totally fell in love with the kitsch Husky bulbs featured below.
Do you put Christmas lights inside or out?