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Christmas in July – Six Months to Prepare

This week marks six months until Christmas. Are you ready? Yeah, me neither, but it is time to start thinking about it. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, we are already thinking about and planning the upcoming holiday lighting season.

Now some of you may be thinking that planning 6 months in advance seems a little nutty, but in reality it isn’t if you are considering professional holiday lighting, especially if you have specific designs in mind.

The options for outdoor holiday lighting have grown tremendously in the last ten years. Do you remember when white icicle lights were the new trend? While they are still popular, there are so many more possibilities to consider. This post could go on and on if we were to talk about all forms of outdoor Christmas lighting, so we’ll just focus on one section that makes a big impact: roof line lighting.

string lights on roof line

C9 string lights were first introduced in 1927 and continue to be the go-to product for roof lines. At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, our trained lighting installers use clips to perfectly outline the roof structure around a home or commercial property. While warm and cool white are the most popular colors, they are available in a wide variety of colors, from traditional reds and greens to purple and orange. If you are considering purchasing and installing C9 lights on your own home, here are a few tips. First, make sure you buy lights that are made to be outside and two, never use nails. Too many homeowners use nails or staples to hold the string lights in place, but that can result in damaging the roof.

Icicle lights continue to popular amongst homeowners, and now, it includes snowfall lighting. Snowfall lighting is very similar to icicle lights, except that it looks like falling snow. A line of lights form the “icicles,” but instead of being illuminated all at one time, the lights go on down the row, as if it is falling snow. Snowfall lighting can be installed along the roof line, but also up in trees which can create a gorgeous effect.

Snowflakes are a universal symbol for winter so it isn’t surprising that they’ve made their way into roof line lighting. While the vast majority use white lights, it does bring more visual interest than the standard string lights. Some companies offer a variety of snowflake styles to choose from.

snowflake roof line decor

Candy cane, bow and Christmas stocking lights are one way to highlight your roof line while adding pops of color. The colors in the roof line can be added in other outdoor holiday décor that you choose to incorporate throughout the design.

If you are interested in professional holiday lighting at your home or business, please contact your local Outdoor Lighting Perspectives office. It’s never too early to discuss your options and plan your lighting for this holiday season!