When is a good time to start decorating oneís house? This is a question thatís been on my mind because I usually start decorating around November, just when snow begins. The weather is absolutely beautiful and the lawn is filled with small mounts of snow and the children are all set to go play in the snow. This is when we go looking for all those Christmas decorations we had put away from last year and to think about what kind of a tree to buy this year. The children get all excited and wait impatiently for the decorations to be sorted out.
Then begins the adventure of going to the mall to shop for some new ornaments, new trinkets to hang on the tree. And each of our children wants to buy something different, a small butterfly, or a bouquet of flowers or a dove or a shoe that looks like candy. By the time we are done with our purchases all are exhausted and just want to get back home to a warm dinner.
The inside of the house is decorated using all the streamers, banners, and children take turns hanging the balloons on the window. Strings of lights are laid around the ceiling and a train track is pulled out from the attic and set up in the ceiling of the entire house. And when it is turned on, the train slowly makes its way through the house making a whistle noise. This is a major source of entertainment for anyone who comes home.
Also, in the outside of the house, small lights are placed all over the roof in the shape of Santa Claus and his carriage, along with the Reindeers pulling it along. Not to forget the bag of goodies in Santaís hand which is filled with small packages lit up with color light bulbs. In the lawn and front porch, snowmen looking like Santa are made and each of them is performing a different activity. One would be digging the ground, while another is waving to the people passing by and another Snowman would be holding a hockey stick ready to hit the putt.
The only thing left is to buy the tree and put it up inside the house. If anyone has any good ideas about the kind of lighting I could use to make it look unique and out of ordinary, it would be of great help.