After we recycle our Christmas trees and stow away our stockings, one decoration always seems to linger: outdoor Christmas lights.
Maybe you love the look of a lit yard, or you simply don’t want to undo all the work you put into your outdoor décor.
So, is it OK to keep outdoor lights up year round? Keep reading to learn more about what kind of lights, and what type of trees, can safely take on a year’s worth of glow.
You’ll be happy to hear Christmas lights can stick around for the long haul—if you do these two things!
Pretty much, but avoid draping new or young trees! Large, established trees have the strength to hold up decorations, but newer trees need some time before they’re ready for the limelight.
Decorating your outdoor trees takes some planning. You have to think about the height of your tree, how many lights you need to cover it, which lights to get, how to secure the lights—the list goes on!