Friday, December 4, 2015
Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories - Lights
When I was growing up, my parents didn't put any lights up on the house. The Christmas tree was always in front of a window so that maybe the lights could be seen by the neighbors down the road. It seems like you can see farther than usual in the cold winter air and lights from across the miles do show more. Of course, there's no tall corn growing in the fields blocking the view then either. It was always fun driving in the evening when it was dark and seeing other people's light displays. Some people had lighted stars up on top of the tallest leg of their grain bins, or a nativity scene lit up in the loft of the barn or in the yard. Others trimmed their house or barn - or both.
My husband and I used to trim our house with lights, but then we put screens on the gutters and now can't clip the lights on there. Our outdoor lighting now consists of a polar bear and a few lights on the bushes if the weather cooperates. We just bought a new pre-lit tree this year - no more messing with tangled strings of lights that don't work!
“The Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (ACCM) allows you to share your family’s holiday history twenty-four different ways during December! Learn more at http://adventcalendar.geneabloggers.com.”