Wordless Wednesday – Light etiquette

1 Dec

Well, now that Christmas season has begun, one of my favorite things to do is to drive around with Lil Guy listening to Christmas music and looking at lights.  And, while it’s mostly just relaxing to see how others decorate for the holidays, I sometimes find it amusing; as some people take decorating a little too far…

This is the type of house that described to one of my friends recently as “the house where Christmas threw up!”  There’s just too much going on with lights, figures and they even have music playing from a loudspeaker.

Some people clearly love the blow up decorations too much!  This front yard had about 7 or 8 total and they overtake the whole look of the house.

I also think it’s tacky when people have “ghost” trees in their yards (as I like to call these trees with the lights strung so haphazardly)!

I wanted to include a photo of a house that I drive by each year designated the “Griswold house” since they literally have their entire house covered in lights as well as their front lawn (like a carpet), and they have tons of lit up figures on their lawn.  But, they haven’t turned their lights on yet!  This is not like them, the cost of electricity around here must really be hitting them this year…  (When they eventually turn their lights on, I’ll post a picture).

Anyway, sometimes, simplicity is better when it comes to Christmas lights.  This is how my mom has decorated her house for Christmas:

Enjoy the Christmas season!  And, happy decorating!

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One Response to “Wordless Wednesday – Light etiquette”

  1. Susan Hill December 1, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    I’m with ya there! lol. Whew…pick a theme and stick with it. I especially ‘love’ it {cough, cough} when they string Christmas lights down the fence that are {initially} white and then they switch, mid-stream, to color lights. As if they ran out of white lights. Ummmm…classy. 😉

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