A wide variety of ideas for outdoor Christmas decorations exist, as there are so many ways to show your Christmas cheer and joy during the holiday season. Decorations vary from lights to wreaths to crafts that can be used to show your Christmas spirit. All these decorations must be able to withstand the inclement weather around the holiday season, ranging from rain to sleet to snow. Check out the list of a few of the ideas for outdoor Christmas decorations listed below and see which ones work the best for you and will allow you to show your true Christmas spirit to all your neighbors.
The Christmas tree is the quintessential Christmas decoration inside any house, immediately setting the Christmas mood as soon as your guests see the tree. So, with this philosophy in mind, consider decorating an outdoor Christmas tree with waterproof decorations, ranging from lights to ornaments which won't be damaged by rain, sleet, snow or excessive amounts of sunlight. Make sure your lights are outdoor Christmas lights and won't short out in the rain and cold. While decorating a dwarf pine tree in your front yard is the ideal outdoor Christmas tree look, you can technically decorate any tree that is in front of your house to pull off this outdoor Christmas decoration. For example, a cedar tree could be decorated in Texas or a cactus could be decorated in an Arizona front yard. Either way, the spirit will still come through.
Christmas lights are another festive decoration that really bring out the Christmas spirit, not only in an individual house but in an entire neighborhood. These outdoor Christmas lights come in all sizes and colors and can withstand rough weather conditions, keeping everything lit up throughout the darkest and coldest holiday season nights. Christmas lights have almost become an artistic medium for some people, as they decorate their entire front yards, roofs and landscaping in different colors which are even sometimes coordinated to music. Some neighborhoods band together to decorate all of their homes in different ways, making their street a glowing spectacular of Christmas spirit. But no matter how much you decorate with these outdoor lights, any outdoor Christmas decoration will reflect your love of this fun, festive holiday when everyone is supposed to come together, like moths to light.
Different figures which represent the Christmas holiday can also be set up outside in the front yard of a house or business to reflect the Christmas spirit, though this is a more expensive and extravagant decoration. If you are particularly religious, a nativity scene can be built in a front yard showing the Baby Jesus and Mary and Joseph sitting around his manger, joined even by the three Kings who brought him gifts. For those who just like the Christmas holiday sans the religious imagery, Christmas characters can be set up in the front yard, like Santa Claus, his trusty elves and a whole herd of reindeer pulling a sleigh and headed by Rudolph, the one with the glowing red nose.