Outdoor Christmas Decorations
Christmas outdoor decorations to celebrate the season
Spreading holiday cheer is what the Christmas season is all about, and outdoor Christmas decorations help you bring a smile to the face of everyone who passes. Your imagination is the only limit when it comes to Christmas outdoor decorations, and while many people prefer to keep things simple, others enjoy the fun that comes with setting up an intricate scene for all to enjoy. If you want to move beyond the same old Christmas lights you put up every year and do something more exciting, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season.
Ideas for Christmas Yard Decorations
Christmas lawn decorations are fun and festive. Some classic choices include:
- Christmas elves
- Santa Claus
- Christmas stars and wreaths, complete with lights and tinsel
- "Merry Christmas!" and "Season's Greetings!" light beads
Building a snowman and outfitting it with the trappings of the season is also a fun pastime if you live somewhere that typically enjoys a white Christmas. This is also a wonderful way to spend a day with your children as you gear up for the holiday season.
You might also want to create themed Christmas yard decorations, if you want to do something elaborate and make your home the centerpiece of the neighborhood. Using everything from inflatable Christmas decorations to figurines, wooden or sculpted statues and strings of lights, you can recreate iconic Christmas scenes, such as the reindeer pulling Santa's sled as he starts out on his annual journey across the world, Santa's toy shop, the nativity scene honoring the birth of Christ, or anything else you can think of.
Keep in mind if you're working with lights that safety concerns are paramount. It's especially important to protect extension cords from the rain and snow. If you need to use an extension cord to connect your Christmas lawn decorations to an outdoor power source but the cord itself has to stretch across the lawn to reach your decorations, make sure that it's properly protected and insulated before hooking it up. Also, another word of caution: make sure your ladder is sturdy and level before climbing it if you're going to be hanging lights from your house. A nasty fall could put a premature end to your festive spirits.