We’re approaching the most wonderful time of the year unless you take after Ebenezer Scrooge’s philosophy about the holiday season. Whether it’s the first or hundredth time you’ve decorated your home, these reasons to get your outdoor holiday lights up early prove that waiting until the last second isn’t in your best interest.
Long and Sunny Days Are Ending
As we get deeper into the winter, you can expect colder and darker nights, making hanging up lights a hassle. You don’t want to scrape ice and snow off your gutters to lay out your lights, nor should you trek through multiple inches of snow to find a good spot for Frosty. Getting out there with only leaves under your feet will make you happier come December.
Enjoy Your Work for a Longer Period
You can admire your hard work and get more enjoyment out of your winter wonderland when you’re quick to act. It’s nice to return home from a tough day at work and see your house glistening like a snow globe for weeks rather than a few days. If you wait until after Thanksgiving, you’re not getting a good return on your time investment.
Frees Up Your Time
Being the early bird gets you more than the worm when you’re proactive about your holiday decorations. Knocking it out early gives you more time to enjoy everything that the holiday has to offer. You can spend more time with your family and do all the fun things, like baking cookies, building a gingerbread house, or sipping on some eggnog by an open fire.
Additionally, weekends in late fall are prime for football. College football starts to wrap up while the NFL playoff picture takes shape. Why would you want to waste a weekend outside later in the fall when it’s conference championship weekend?
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Being in “the neighborhood” full of extravagant lights and decorations requires you to put your best foot forward and play along. Even if you never partook in the tradition, now is the time to pop in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and draw inspiration from Clark W. Griswold.
You may not want to drape your house with lights that are visible in space, but there are many things you can do when you put your mind to it. Don’t be the non-festive neighbor; you may lose those friendly neighborhood waves while doing yard work in spring.
Hopefully, these reasons to get your outdoor holiday lights up early will help you make the correct decision. Let Paradise Lawns come to your aid with our Christmas lighting installation. Paradise Lawns specializes in creating the ideal holiday experience from beginning to end. Give us a call to receive a free consultation and a custom lighting design today!