Nowadays outdoor Christmas lights are everywhere – we are so used to see them on the streets, on the community Christmas tree, in the neighbour’s yard or windows. Can you imagine Christmas without lights? How would Santa find his way in the dark to deliver the presents to the kids if we didn’t help him? And yes, these tiny glittering coloured lights cast a spell on everyone and you can’t help smiling when you see them.
The tradition of outdoor Christmas lights
Outdoor Christmas lights have not been here for as long as Christmas exists. We have to go back to the middle of 17th, beginning of 18th century when small candles were used to light up the Christmas tree. Two centuries later, after being established in Germany, this tradition began spreading around Europe. And it all changed when Thomas Edison invented the first light bulb back in 1879 and a few years later he published his brochure where he promoted electrically powered Christmas lights. After most households were supplied with electircity, it didn’t take long before Christmas lights became a symbol of Christmas along with the traditional ones and every family had them.
Outdoor Christmas lights designs
Lots of families hang Outdoor Christmas lights and along with the rest of the holiday decoration it has become a tradition. You can have a magical and fabulous outdoor display by looking at the ideas we have for you. The outdoor decorations have to apply to one simple rule, though, and we remind you that the most important thing is to be safe. Once you are sure about safety – you may decorate your outdoor space with candles, lanterns, glittering garlands and have a magical result with the dancing lights.
A cherub holding a fantastic light bouquet
Christmas lights wrapped round a wire form
Green garland and Christmas lights
Spectacular hanging icicles
Romantic lantern pendants
Illuminated fence lanterns
Shining snowballs in an urn
A bright starry sky
Paper bags as a Christmas lights path
Baskets filled with silver stars and wrapped in Christmas lights
Romantic Christmas lights on the front door