I LOVE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS.
Really. Really. Really.
But, I only like them inside, on the tree. Don't ask. I don't get it either.
I like to look at other people's houses all decked out in lights on the outside. I just don't want the hassle of putting them up, paying the electric bill and taking them down. Yes, I'm an outdoor light scrooge.
But I make up for it on my tree.
And tonight I pulled the tree out and started putting it together. Between allergies and light abuse, a real tree just isn't an option. So we have an artificial tree, which works just fine for me. It does take me two days to put it up, make it look like a tree, and then cover every available surface with lights.
And you have to do one branch flashing, then the next branch solid. And you do that all the way around the tree and up the tree. Can NOT have a section of the tree blacked-out at any given time. That is just not right.
To do my part we did go out last year and replace our lights with the LED kind. That is my contribution to the energy abuse I contribute to this time of year. It cost a pretty penny too.
How about you? Do you love lights? Do you like clear or colored? Flashing or solid? I love to see all the different ways people do lights!
PS - I decided I needed to do a picture post every day of this month until Christs Birthday. There are so many neat pictures of Christmas scenes! All pictures are found on the net unless otherwise stated.
In other words....this is not my handiwork. I'm not that good. Yet. But I have high hopes.