Yes, it is November 6, 2020. However, many people are putting up their Christmas tree earlier this year. I am one of those people.
I honestly really wanted the twinkling lights in my living room.
I love the way the tree looks when the tree lights are on, and all of the living room lights are off. For me, it’s magical and makes me feel happy!
I have always loved the lights on the Christmas tree. Many times when I was a little girl, I would sneak out of my room, and just look at the pretty lights on the tree. Yeah, it’s a tree. Sure, it’s twinkling lights. But this year, 2020, which is full of uncertainties, I wanted something I knew I could count on. I knew the Christmas lights on the tree were going to look amazing. I knew that they were going to evoke comfort and joy.
Consider the Following When Putting Up Christmas Tree
Keep Christmas Tree Away From Heating Elements
You don’t want your beautiful Christmas tree to become a fire hazard for your family. Also, when you block the returns for the HVAC, you could potentially make your machine work harder. The harder it works, the more money you’ll end up spending on your energy bill. Wouldn’t you rather spend that money on Christmas presents?
Avoid Blocking Natural Light
If you have a good source of natural light (large windows, a large amount of windows) then this most likely will not be an issue. However, if you have limited windows or smaller windows, then avoid blocking natural light. Natural light is free. Not only will the sun provide light in your home, but also can help you heat your home without turning on your heater. If you want people to see a Christmas Tree from outside, consider having an outdoor Christmas tree with battery operated lights!
Place Christmas Tree Where You Can See it From Multiple Rooms
When you are going to the kitchen to get a Christmas cookie, it would be great if you could see the tree from the family room. While you are going downstairs to start your day, seeing your tree could start your day off right.
Take Into Account Walkways
People can be creatures of habit. Some people take the same walkway from their bedroom to the kitchen. Maybe it’s the only path to those two rooms. Either way, make sure the Christmas tree does not become an obstacle in the path!
Do What Makes YOU Happy!
Maybe what makes you happy is having a 2 ft tall tree. Or maybe having 14 trees in your home makes you happy. Maybe not even having a tree makes you happy. Either way, it’s your house, your rules!