Oh those old school colorful vintage style Christmas lights. Love them or not- they always bring a warm nostalgic Christmas feeling.
In 2020, with all that was going on in the world- I found myself craving nostalgic Christmas more than ever. Colorful lights went on the barn eaves. Vintage baubles were on even more trees. Oodles of boxes of tinsel arrived at the house- and went on almost all the trees. And I ordered a Christmas tree that had colorful lights. Well, to be exact- it had a colorful light option. I just felt drawn to simpler times. Childhood Christmas feelings where I felt cozy staring up at the Christmas tree and enjoying all that magic.
Truth be told, that nostalgic Christmas craving has not left. Tinsel and vintage baubles are on repeat again over here- and those nostalgic colorful lights? Well, this same tree from 2020 was lighting up with colorful lights again recently – and I absolutely loved it.
Color & Clear Christmas Lights
This frosted tree has color+clear light options- and can easily change from bold and beautiful to elegant and charming- or a bit of both with a click of the remote. It is one of my favorite options on the Balsam Hill trees because they also have more lights per tree. Which for me equals more Christmas twinkle light magic.
How to Decorate a Colorful Light Tree
There is no right or wrong way- as I always say – it is totally up to you and your personal style. If you love it- it is perfect. But if you are looking for a couple of simple ideas- start with neutral color ornaments. Think white or silvers in matte & mirror finishes and in various shades. Shades of white always look good on a tree whether it is colorful lights or clear lights.
I also love vintage baubles with the colorful lights. It pretty much says ‘vintage Christmas’ all around. I collect vintage ornaments year round- whenever I find them. A tip is to start checking thrift stores in October. They often will put their Christmas out at the same time as Halloween- and you can grab those mixed bags of ornaments for a few dollars.
You can also add new old school size ‘vintage’ lights that are LED for even more nostalgic charm. Side note: I have seen the old school lights at thrift stores- though often they are a bit brittle so be careful if using actual vintage and give them a good look over before using as they are a fire hazard.
If you prefer keeping your Christmas tree glowing away with clear lights- think outside for adding colorful. You don’t have to get ‘Clark Griswold’ crazy with them- just a few on the eaves or around a window, on window boxes, etc. will add a festive nostalgic feeling to your home.
What do you think of colorful lights on a Christmas tree?
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