Alternatives to Holiday Lights

As the holiday season is in full swing, it is time to make sure the outside of your home is as decked out as the inside of your home.  If you like the idea of having a cheery yard, but don’t want to spend the time or the money hanging lights from the roof line, there are other easy things you can do to make your yard more festive as an alternative to holiday lights.

Replace the bulbs in your existing outdoor lights

Purchase some red and green LED light bulbs and replace the bulbs on your front porch lights. You can make it even more festive if you change the landscape lighting that shines on your home.

alternatives to holiday lightsAdd a little greenery

An easy way to greet your guests with holiday spirit is with greenery on the door.  A fresh, fragrant greenery adds an aromatic touch especially now with so many artificial trees.  This can be in the form of garland around a post or porch rail or a wreath or swag on the door.  You can add some battery powered Christmas lights to your wreath to really make it stand out!

Wrap the base of a tree

Grab a few strands of lights and an extension cord and wrap a few trees in your yard.   You don’t have to get out a ladder and try to light up each limb.  With the majestic oak trees in San Antonio, just wrapping the bottom part of the tree can showcase both your tree and your holiday spirit.  Start at the base of the tree and wind them tightly around the tree.

Grab some projection lights

Laser or LED holiday lights are in very easy way to project colorful lights or images onto your house so it looks completely festive, without all the work. You can purchase a projector at most any store these days for a reasonable price.   You just stake it into your front yard and the light display will across the front façade of your home.

Add whimsy with yard art

Reindeer, Snowman, Characters, oh my – there are so many pre-lit yard art available anymore it is hard to pick just one.  But remember, more is not necessarily better!  Just a few festive pieces will add to the festive season without griswalding your home!

If you would like to get on our holiday light reservation list for next year, please let us know.  We will contact you next fall to firm up the details!  In the meantime, try out some of these alternatives to holiday lights this season.

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