Lighted Christmas Decorations

By: Gail Metcalf


A lighted Christmas decoration is one of the most popular ways to decorate your house for the holidays. Christmas is a great opportunity to decorate a home both on the inside and on the outside.

Since Christmas occurs in the winter, a lighted Christmas decoration has many evening hours to create a warm and loving glow in your home. Lighted Christmas decorations can range in price from hundreds of dollars, to just a few dollars.

It is important to learn what to look for when shopping for these decorations. You can blow a lot of money shopping for a lighted Christmas decorations, so before you head to the store, you need to set your budget.

One of the most popular and highly used types of a lighted Christmas decoration is that of a strand of Christmas lights. Christmas lights are almost always wrapped around a Christmas tree, but consider the many other uses such as along the banister, a doorway and most certainly to highlight your outdoor bushes and trees.

There are many ideas for lighted outdoor decorations. Some avid decorators enjoy collecting lighted snow villages as their lighted Christmas decorations.

An increasing popular outdoor decorating idea is the inflatable lighted decoration. These large outdoor decorations use a powerful fan to inflate a vinyl decoration, which has a light in the bottom. Popular shapes are inflatable snow globes, Santas, penguins, and snowmen.

Other lighted outdoor Christmas decorations include nativity scenes that depict Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus.

Fiberglass lighted decorations shaped like reindeer or Santa are also popular The most popular are reindeer inflatable’s. This decoration is medium-sized, and little lights (generally white in color) are woven into the wire so that the reindeer looks as if it is completely comprised of those lights. For those that enjoy technology, this kind of decoration also comes in such a form as that when it is plugged in, the neck of the reindeer moves up and down so that the reindeer looks as if it is eating the lawn.

Another example of a great lighted outdoor Christmas decoration idea is that of an elf; this decoration is about the same size as the reindeer decoration, and is similar to the reindeer in that it is generally composed of white lights, but this decoration is made out of garland, so it looks like it was fashioned out of a bush.

Those who have long front walkways leading up to their house should make use of it with small lighted Christmas trees that frame the sides of the walkway. This is a cheery way to invite your guests into your home and into the holiday spirit.

Many people avoid putting decorations on their lawn because of snow. Simply use a shovel or a snow blower to clear an area of the lawn so that it is visible and one can easily place decorations on the ground.

The price of a lighted outdoor Christmas decoration will vary in regards to their size and design, but it is a safe assumption that these decorations will generally end up costing at least $100. Everywhere you go this Christmas, you will see a lighted Christmas decorations around you, lighting the way to holiday cheer.

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