It’s beginning to look a lot like time for exterior holiday lighting.

November 7, 2019
Dave Wyman

Is your exterior ready for the holidays?

The Omaha metro area experienced snow, twice already this season! Luckily, neither incident from the end of October stuck around for long. However, it’s a reminder that winter will soon be here to stay (for a bit at least), so it is time to prep for the holidays and get your exterior holiday lights hung. Paradise Lawns offers professional Holiday Lighting services including sales, design, installation, maintenance, take down and storage. Click on our Holiday Lighting page for more information. Still not sure if you should display exterior holiday lights this year? Let’s look at some reasons you should have one of our Lighting Technicians visit today.

 It’s a Tradition

Since the first Christmas tree was decorated with red, white and blue light bulbs in 1882, the holidays haven’t been the same. As light quality increased and cost decreased, more and more families began to incorporate lighting into their holiday traditions. We asked people in the Omaha area about their traditions with exterior holiday lighting. Many talked about the ceremonial lighting on Thanksgiving night to wrap up their day of thanks and welcome Christmas and Hanukkah. Others described outings with friends and family to admire the lights while listening to Christmas carols on the radio and sipping hot cocoa. What are your holiday lighting traditions?

Light the Night

Daylight savings time had our clocks falling back while our days became shorter. That extra hour of sleep we gained last weekend, means for many that it will be dark when they go to work and dark again when they leave the office to venture home. In addition, Winter Solstice, takes place on December 21st.  Winter Solstice marks the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Reduced time spent in the sun can prove difficult for many. Coming home to an illuminated and welcoming home with festive exterior lights is an easy way to experience joy on long winter evenings. It also provides a sense of community and cheer when an entire neighborhood decorates with exterior lights so call us first, and then tell your neighbors.

Friendly Competition

exterior holiday lighting

Speaking of neighbors, are they up for a little friendly competition? Host a holiday lighting contest and see which house in your neighborhood is voted “most festive.” It’s a great way to build a sense of community and connect with others during a time that can be isolating, especially for seniors. We offer customized decoration plans and will take care of every detail, so you won’t have to lift a finger. Need inspiration? Check out a competition show like ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight or relive Clark’s enthusiasm in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Bring in Business

Are you a business owner with evening hours? Exterior holiday lighting is a great way to welcome patrons to your business. Holiday lighting allows you to stand out among your competitors. Let your unique and professional lighting be a topic of conversation in the metro area. Dave and the Lighting Technicians at Paradise Lawns will create a design that will help your business get noticed this year.

One of the best reasons to have exterior lights is simply for the pure, childlike joy it brings during the holiday season. When we hang your lighting, you don’t have to lift a finger other than to call us. We will put up the lights, maintain them and even take them down. We also offer storage, so you don’t need to worry about where to keep your lights the rest of the year. Call Dave at 402-612-1527 or contact us online to discuss your vision for this holiday season.

Have you already set up your exterior holiday lighting session? Great! Give Dave a call anyway at 402-612-1527 to make sure your lawn is all set for the winter season. We are moving into the perfect time for dormant seeding applications. To learn more, check out our October 10th blog, “It’s not too late for fall aeration, dormant seeding and topdressing with compost.”

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