Ahhh! Ocean County Don’t Make The Same Christmas Decorating Mistakes As Me!
It is time, time to decorate for Christmas. Usually April and I will decorate right after Thanksgiving and once again we did just that, we began on Black Friday and finished on Sunday.
We enjoy having the house decorated for Christmas and over the years April has collected some great holiday decorations. We do a litttle in the front of the house, nothing crazy. April does some decor in her garden now that most of it has finished for the year. We do however do a good amount inside our home with lots of touches of Christmas throughout the house including two Christmas trees….and that’s where our story begins.
First let me say I know there are a lot worse things to be worried about, trust me I know especially in these last few weeks, this lesson begins with the Christmas tree in the family room. I started by “assuming” the lights from last year worked and you know what happens when you “assume”. So after stringing the tree I plugged them in and ….. nothing. Yup the lights didn’t work and yes I tested them several ways before pulling them off.
Next I went to the store to grab plain “white” lights. We use color lights on the living tree and white lights on the family room tree. I came home took the lights out and went to string them when April said “Oh no” and that’s not what I wanted to hear. It seems I didn’t realize the “wires” came in different colors. The wire was white and she didn’t think it looked good on a green tree. I actually agree, but wasn’t happy that I had to undo my work and head back out again!
Next I made sure at the store I looked and yes the lights were white and the wires were green! Mission accomplished. I came home and began stringing. I had two sets of lights and finished the first. I took out the second and strung that when I discovered OMG they are two different shades of white! What? Isn’t there just white and color lights? NO there is different shades ! There are “cool” white and “warm” white and you guessed it I bought one box of each! So back out to the store AGAIN.
This time I checked the wires, green, then I checked for “white” lights and finally that they were “warm” white so they matched. And yes finally the tree was finished ✅
By the way NO blinking lights, we just stick with solid light. Hope I maybe will save you some time this holiday season….Merry Christmas 🎄