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From inflatable snowmen to outdoor rope lighting, there are many options for Christmas lawn decorations. How do you decide which of the many types of decorations is right for you and your family? When making your decision, you should consider the pros and cons of each type.
Inflatable decorations are a great way to make a major statement that doesn't get lost in the great outdoors. The largest decorations may be a bit overwhelming in a small area, so consider the size of the different inflatable items when you are making your choice. These decorations come with a yard stake to help you keep them from blowing away. However, if you live in a particularly windy area, you may spend more time standing your inflatable snowman back up when he falls on his side then you do admiring your decoration.
Holographic decorations really shine in even the largest yard. However, they don't overwhelm a small yard as some other decorations tend to do.
Lighted decorations in various shapes combine the tradition of outdoor lighting with fun shapes. Stars, trees and other shapes offer plenty of sparkle and match any color scheme.
Lighted plastic items, like candy canes, add a retro touch to any decorating scheme.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|