Okay, so Thanksgiving was only three days ago, but I have the Christmas bug. Friday was spent shopping and napping, so Saturday and Sunday I spent decorating inside and out (Jamie doesn’t decorate, but he will help when I need him).
First I put up the tree. I bought a pre-lit tree from Stein’s a few years ago and I love it! It goes up easy and being pre-lit makes it so fast to decorate. There was a minor situation with the lights where half of a strand wouldn’t light. It was driving me crazy, but after about 30 minutes I figured out the problem. After that it was a breeze.
While shopping on Friday I found 50 count LED lights on sale at Home Depot for $1.98 each. I bought 24 boxes! I put 150 lights on each of our six arborvitae plus two strands of lights to connect them, 50 lights on the wreath outside the entryway window, 50 lights on the support beam on the porch, snowflake lights up along the porch and 500 lights on the tree on the corner. So in total I hung over 1600 lights!
The lights outside look good and bad. The LED lights are so white and bright compared to the regular lights I put on the tree in the corner and in the snowflake lights. I may end up taking the snowflake lights and the lights on the tree down just so they all match.
The only problem is that the tree in the corner was the hardest since it has grown so much. I had to use our little giant ladder and climb up as high as I was comfortable, then one more step up and using a hanger I was able to reach the top. I am half thinking of not taking them off just so I don’t have to do this again next year.
Now I just need it to snow to hide all the extension cords!