Nowadays outdoor Christmas lights are everywhere – we are so used to see them on the streets, on the community holiday tree, in the neighbour’s yard or windows. Can you imagine Christmas without them? How would Santa find his way in the dark to deliver the presents to the kids if we didn’t help him? And yes, these tiny glittering coloured lamps cast a spell on everyone and you can’t help smiling when you see them.
The tradition of outdoor Christmas lights
Outdoor Christmas lights have not been here for as long as the holiday exists. We have to go back to the middle of 17th, beginning of 18th century when small candles were used to light up the festive tree. Two centuries later, after being established in Germany, this tradition began spreading around Europe. And it all changed when Thomas Edison invented the first light bulb back in 1879 and a few years later he published his brochure where he promoted electrically powered Christmas lights. After most households were supplied with electicity, it didn’t take long before the lamps became a symbol of the Holiday along with the traditional ones and every family had them.
Outdoor Christmas lights designs
Lots of families hang Outdoor Christmas lights and along with the rest of the holiday decoration it has become a tradition. You can have a magical and fabulous outdoor display by looking at the ideas we have for you. The outdoor decorations have to apply to one simple rule, though, and we remind you that the most important thing is to be safe. Once you are sure about safety – you may decorate your outdoor space with candles, lanterns, glittering garlands and have a magical result with the dancing lights.
A cherub holding a fantastic glowing bouquet
Holiday lamps wrapped round a wire form
Green garland for the X-mas porch
Spectacular hanging icicles
Romantic lantern pendants
Illuminated fence lanterns
Shining snowballs in an urn
A bright starry sky
Paper bags as a festive path
Baskets filled with silver stars and wrapped in X-mas lights