Christmas Lights: The Dos and Don’ts
December 4, 2018
While Christmas lights aren’t really a speciality of ours here at Balloominations UK Ltd, we can offer some helpful pointers for anyone struggling to make theirs capture the Christmas spirit.
- Decide on a theme. Bear with us on this one, we’re not saying all of your lights and decorations need to be white. All we’re saying is that there should be method in the madness if you want it all to look good. If your theme is “crazy lights” then go wild, but it’s important to know what you’re going for, regardless of what that is.
- Follow safety instructions. We’ll get more specific in our next paragraph, but it’s essential that you read and adhere to those irritating warnings. Christmas is no fun if you set fire to the tree, or someone gets an electric shock because something was left half-plugged-in.
- Overload your plug sockets. Our first point on the list represents a very common issue during the festive period, and it’s probably the biggest “no no” of the lot. Aside from a blown fuse being a pain, it’s also extremely dangerous to use excessive extension leads for a number of reasons. Electric shocks become more likely, while the leads are also a very real trip hazard.
- Overdo it. It depends on your personal taste, and what you’re going for, but people do have a tendency to overdo it when it comes to Christmas lights. Sure, if you’re trying to outdo your neighbour from a light pollution perspective then crack on, but otherwise it’s best to err on the side of caution. You can always add more after a day or two if you need!
The overall message
There’s no hard and fast rule for decorating at Christmas, the whole point is that you do what gets you in the holiday mood. Hopefully, though, we’ve covered a couple of aspects of the process here that will prove useful to you over the next week or so!
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