Before rushing out and purchasing outdoor Christmas decorations take a walk around your neighbourhood and see if there is already a theme starting to come about. If you are unsure as to your neighbours plans it is worth having a talk with them to find out what they intend doing regarding their outdoor Christmas decorations. This will enable you to think of a theme to follow – it will also stop you from going out and buying or creating the exact same outdoor Christmas decorations that they have in mind. It might be difficult to come up with an original idea, talking it out with your neighbours will also help in this regard. If you don’t get along with your neighbours then you stop and remind yourself that it is Christmas. It might be time to bury your petty differences and come together for the good of the season.
Another reason to avoid rushing out to purchase outdoor Christmas decorations is it might just be better to make them yourself. If you are handy with a jigsaw and enjoy working with your hands then it might be the perfect project to consider while you are off work during the Christmas holidays. If you can cut out some ply board and draw up the area for painting – you can then get your kids to paint the decoration and turn it into a family project. Make sure you keep an eye on your kids when they are painting because the type of paint that can take a beating from the elements is normally fairly toxic. You might also consider getting your kids some protective gear before having them paint anything. Also have the painting take place somewhere other than where you are working with power tools to avoid injury to yourself and to them.
You will need to consider where you will be placing your outdoor Christmas decorations as well. If you are going to be putting up a decoration of Santa in a sleigh pulled by reindeer then it is worth considering putting it on the roof. You can also get some lights together to help high light your decorations and compliment them at the same time. It doesn’t have to be a chore. Whistle while you work and get into the Christmas spirit and revel in your handy work when you have completed the job. Some cities actually hold competitions that are based on the best decorated street.