The only problem with Christmas time is that, come January 5th(ish), my husband turns into a regular Scrooge and wonders why all of the decorations are not already taken down and boxed up for next year. Truth is, I'd leave some of my decor up all year round if I thought it was 'socially acceptable.' But, since it's not, and I don't want to be one of those people whose homes becomes a creepy shrine or something, I have found a few little ways to pack most of it up, and leave a few things behind that remind me of just how special that time of year can be.
Don't worry, I'm not talking about leaving my tree up all year, or hanging stockings all around my house. Instead, I have found a few fun ways to use Christmas lights to dress up my normal decor. This is especially fun during the summer when little white lights can really dress up an outdoor space. Click here for more resources.
You can find tons of options for lighting throughout the year. I typically check staple stores like Home Depot and/or Michael's when I am in need of a quick fix.
So, what do you use Christmas lights for throughout the year? I'd love to see some other ideas and projects!