I was reading AJ’s blog post today and she mentioned joining in the Blogmas. I was intrigued. So I hopped over to Abby’s blog and read a bit more. This is a blog hop based on winter/Christmas topics. You can play along in whatever way works best for you. There are 12 topics to blog about to get you into the season.
The first topic is Christmas lights. I am one of those people who loves Christmas. I have my Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving. I used to put them up right after Thanksgiving. Then one year I decided to put them up early and loved having them up already for Thanksgiving. There is something special about the festiveness of Christmas.
We have decorations on the inside and outside of the house. We have lights on the front and back of the house. All my lights are white. I love the plain simple clean look of all white lights. I have switched a lot over to cool white lights which gives more of a blue/white look instead of a yellow/white look. Yes, even white lights look differently.
I love seeing the neighborhood lit up with the lights. To see the different interpretation of the season. It makes the drive in and out of the neighborhood bring me a smile. Our cul-de-sac is now totally decorated. Each house is decorated differently, but each shows its own personality.
My favorite thing to do on the weekend is to come downstairs in the early morning and just turn on the Christmas tree. Have those white lights be the only light in the house while I enjoy a hot tea or coffee. To stop and relax before the craziness of the day. I will often do the same after I put the boys to bed.
I feel that the use of Christmas lights makes up for the fact that it is pitch black at 5:15pm and we haven’t even got to the Winter Solstice!