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In some communities the days of neighborhood togetherness are slowly coming back. In other areas it could use some help. If you're full of enough Holiday Spirit you can jumpstart your neighborhood with that cheer and get help with your Christmas Lawn Decorations, here's how. Don't be ashamed to be happy or even giddy this time of year and don't be afraid to invite others to share it by asking them to come over for a Holiday Decorating Party. Have a good design in place beforehand but don't discount your neighbors advice and use it whenever possible. Before long your Christmas Lawn Decorations are up and you've installed some neighborhood pride all focused on your house.
To most people who give up on putting up Christmas Lawn Decorations the agony of unpacking last years cords, lights and ornaments to be the number one reason they stopped. With a few simple guidelines you can easly avoid this pratfall and increase your holiday enjoyment. First, always wrap any cords tightly and individually. Make sure all holiday lawn ornaments are clean and dry and stored in either plastic bags or containers then stored in dry storage area. Mark all boxes and bags and give them their own space where nothing will be put on them for the next eleven months. Lastly, the more accessible these holiday lawn decorations are the better jump start you'll have to next years holiday spirit.
In recent years the enthusiasm for Christmas Lawn Ornaments has increased dramatically. With this festive flurry has come the increased danger of electrical shortages but with these few safety tips you can maintain healthy and safe holiday lawn decorations. First of all, preplan your electrical route starting with an outdoor receptacle only. Never run your outside decorations with an extension cord put through a window. Pay attention to how many amps your outlet is specified for and do not exceed it. If you are unfamiliar with how many amps your outlet or home is specified for, call an electrician. Your Christmas Lawn ornaments can be the brightest in the neighborhood this year if you take the proper precautions.
Let's face it Christmas Lawn Decorations have become big business. A growing percentage of homes throw some sort of holiday lawn ornaments up usually in a haphazard fashion. Others will pick some sort of theme and then keep adding decorations until it appears most of the lawn ornaments are sitting on top of each other.Instead of falling into these bad habits visualize your yard as a passerby would see it, from the outside and only for a few seconds by car. Picture the quick path your eyes took as you saw your yard. Now grab a piece of paper and sketch your yard and how you can put your Christmas lawn ornaments on that path to tell your Christmas story.
No matter what religion, creed or just plain good old holiday spirit more people every year are putting up Holiday lawn decorations. With Christmas lawn decorations the story of Jesus's birth is told but there are other themes that can be put on your lawn. When decorating your lawn pick one them and stay with it. Whether it be the Grinch, Santa Claus or the traditional Nativity Scene, stick with the general idea with all holiday lawn decorations. By doing this you will avoid that cluttered look.
Before you embark on this years Christmas Lawn Decorations do a little pre-planning. On a large piece of paper sketch your front yard in detail. Mark all outside electrical outlets, bushes and trees. Next, take an inventory of all your exisiting holiday lawn ornaments and lights that you intend to setup and sketch in any new holiday lawn decorations. Then, measure the distances between all of the decorations and calculate the number and length of extension cords you will need. You'll be amazed at the time and frustration this prepearation will save you.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|