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Christmas Decor and Lighting Tips

Posted by Mel on 11/15/2013 to Hints & Helpful Tips
Known to be many people's favorite holiday, Christmas inspires people to spread goodwill and give to others instead of being selfish. One of the ways that many people like to bring joy to others is by decorating their home and lawn with beautiful Christmas decorations and lights. People that are interested in using decorations and lights to brighten up their neighborhood can use the following tips when planning their next beautiful and eye catching Christmas display.

Decorators should first determine a plan for what exactly they would like to display. Decisions should be made concerning the color scheme. Red and silver are common themes, although some families want to be different and use non traditional colors like pink or purple. The decorating plan should also highlight which parts of the home or lawn would be good areas to hang lights or put up figurines or inflatable objects. Without a plan in place it is easy for people to get distracted and buy decorations and lights that don't fit their overall vision for the display. A Christmas decorations budget should also be created for families on a budget so they don't overspend while shopping for decorations. Older holiday items that were bought in previous years should also be examined to see if they are in a good enough condition to be used again and to prevent families from buying similar items that they already have.

Another great tip is to test the Christmas lights to see if they work properly before they are strung up around a home or lawn in elaborate designs and shapes. This will save the person who is decorating from wasting their time stringing up lights that will not come on, or help them identify which light bulbs don't work so they can be replaced with working bulbs.
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