The countdown to Christmas is now in full swing and the ideas for outdoor Christmas decoration and making the festivities as lively and cozy as possible; especially with the excitement of the just concluded historic elections, are taking center stage. The festivities present the perfect opportunity to get away from the hectic period, spend time with the family and loved ones, share a home-cooked meal and enjoy the magical spirit of Christmas and the joy and cheer that comes as part of the season, thanks to jolly old Santa or really just the cheerful decorations that come with the season. From brightly decorated Christmas trees to nativity scenes, Santa figures and bright gold and green wreaths, decorations bring Christmas to life.
1. A Gorgeous Tree of Lights
Outdoor Christmas decorations are a bit harder to figure out than indoor decorations since they straddle a thin line between festive and tacky. A tree of lights is one of the classier ideas as they liven up the yard using readily available materials such as basketball poles or even the gate itself and can be created to fit into a variety of themes. A tree of lights is a creative way to usher in the season and create a stunning focal point for the decorations and can be used throughout the neighborhood.
2. Mini Lights
Another creative idea is to use mini lights to create jovial Christmas messages to spread joy and cheer. This is a beautiful way to make the house or fence glow and especially to create a personalized decoration using classic Christmas elements. The words can be small or large and be displayed on a variety of backgrounds with contrasting lights to make the message stand out. A pretty finishing touch to the decoration would be a ribbon at the end of the message and snowflakes painted on mini boards like the message.
3. Beautiful Nativity Scenes
Nativity scenes are a classic outdoor Christmas decoration and can never run out of style as they add a fun touch to the Christmas festivities as you add a figure each day until the day of Epiphany which is usually on February 2nd. Smaller sets only include Joseph, Mary, Baby Jesus, the stable and some farm animals while larger sets have the Three Wise Men, lambs and even shepherd boys. The Nativity scene can be as personal and unique as you want as the figures can be dressed up in whatever you choose.
4. Star Shower DIY Light
The final bright idea, literally, one of the best ideas for Christmas decoration especially since it is so novel is the Star shower DIY light set. These lights literally bring the stars down on your house and make Christmas a star studded affair. Even better, is that the lights can simply be taken down by unplugging a cord, taking away the hassle of involving ladders and potentially breaking your leg or neck trying to take the lights down before the neighbors take up pitchforks against you. The Star Shower light sets come in different colors and cover the house top to bottom in shimmering beauty including the yard being spluttered with stars.