Since the holidays only come around once a year, you have even more motivation to go all out with your outdoor Christmas decorations. As the snow falls, the temperature cools, and the man in red glides down your chimney, it’s time to get into the holiday mood by decking up your home and yard with lights, inflatable reindeer, and snowmen, and, best of all, nativity scenes!
If you’re preparing for the holiday season, keep reading to learn how to pick the greatest outdoor holiday decorations.
Sharing Joy in Your Community
When you first begin creating Christmas decorations, stroll around your neighborhood to get ideas (and maybe a little friendly competition. Consider borrowing a few from each place if you’re simply seeking ideas. For instance, if you believe icicle lights look fantastic over your neighbor’s house, you may use them yourself! And if you want to have the best-decorated home in town, try some traditional Christmas decorations.
An outdoor nativity scene is an ideal way to display your holiday spirit. These yard decorations, whether in color or silhouette, will add significance to the outside of your house. What better way to celebrate the genuine meaning of Christmas?
We all look forward to this festive season, and decorating your home should be a big part of it. If you have a lot of friends in the area, why not plan a day when you can all decorate at the same time? Grab some hot chocolate and some Bing Crosby Christmas recordings, and make it a party!
Bright as day and beautiful at night
Are you in the country with a huge, expansive yard or in the city with a modest porch? Consider if you have the room for huge, electricity-powered night lights or whether a lightless decoration, such as a ribbon on the door or garland around a fence, is more appropriate to your home’s style and décor.
There are several possibilities for fans of colorful Christmas decorations with sufficient room. Add twinkling lights into ribbons, wreaths, and garlands to make your home North Pole-friendly 24 hours a day. Just a reminder that more lights require more energy, so if you’re not cautious, your electric bill might balloon during December.
If power isn’t an issue for you during the holiday season, you can do many fun things with Christmas lights.
Christmas Lights as a Kind of Expression
Everyone understands that Christmas lights are essential when it comes to adorning the exterior of your house. Yet, deciding on the right colors and kinds of Christmas lights may be difficult. Most people thread them around trees, but you can do so much more with them!
Wrap lights around your shrubs and trees and the boundaries of your home and pathways. Braid some lights through your porch banister or stair railing and attach some to your windows at night to create a brilliant reflection effect.
Lighting strings might include as few as 25 bulbs or as many as 200 bulbs. Lighting clips are intended to function without poking holes in your roofing or trim, making installation simple. Select lighting clips depending on the size of the bulbs in your lighting strings and the building section to which the strings will be attached. Fasteners secure the light sockets, allowing you to place the bulbs upright, hanging down, or horizontally.
Christmas lights come in various colors and white variants, including a warm, yellowish-glowing white produced by incandescent lighting and a brilliant, blue-ish white produced by LED lighting.
Selecting the Right Colored Christmas Lights for the Outside of the House
Which colors come to mind first when you think about Christmas? Very likely, red, green, white, and blue. Integrating these hues into your overall light aesthetic can help your house reflect the season’s enthusiasm. Nevertheless, just because they are typically connected with Christmas doesn’t mean you can’t be creative with your colored light selections! In general, a warm-toned color pallet is typically optimal. This group includes reds, greens, and blues. Combining tones from each to create depth and appeal. You can also achieve a minimalist look using just one color.
These colors reflect our emotions, making this a warm, welcoming, and cheerful time of year. They remind us of Christmases past, bringing back memories of growing up, our families, friends, and faith (yes, and gifts!).
Nativity Scenes for the Outdoors
Outdoor Nativity Sets are not only a terrific way to exhibit your Christmas zeal, but they will also last you for years and are quite adaptable. In other words, they’re a terrific purchase for anybody who enjoys outside Christmas decorations!
Because wood rots when exposed to the elements, a solid outdoor nativity scene should be constructed of strong PVC plastic that is resistant to snow, wind, rain, and sun fading. It can be assembled into a full outdoor nativity scene one piece at a time. Thus, if you believe your yard is too little for one camel, add another (or three) for next season!
Examine your available space once again. Do you want a small, medium, or big nativity set, and how many figurines do you want? Most sets feature the Holy Family, the Three Wise Men, angels, and shepherds, many animals such as lambs, camels, and donkeys, and, of course, the area where Jesus was first adored – a cradle and stable.
Sets might be as huge as a 12-piece full-scene or as tiny as one angel. Begin with a Holy Family Scene and gradually add different components, or start with the outdoor nativity scene. The possibilities are virtually endless. Whichever you select, you will undoubtedly share the pure pleasure of Christmas!
Selecting the Best Nativity Set for Your Church
Many churches are reaching the point in their history when they must replace a treasured thirty, forty, or even fifty-year-old outdoor nativity scene that can no longer be fixed or repainted and utilized for another Christmas. Others recognize that enormous outdoor nativity scenes are a greater public expression of their dedication to religion, particularly during Christmas when the spirit is in the air and attendance skyrockets.
You may be a church parishioner in charge of a church committee tasked by the priest or minister with finding a new and eye-catching nativity scene. Most stores sell beautiful, long-lasting, and multipurpose nativity sets that include all the figurines you need to set your church apart from the others in your community.