Vintage Christmas Decorating
If you ever found a metal slinky, Malibu Barbie, big wheel, Connect 4, Chatty Cathy or game of Operation under your Christmas tree or as a holiday gift, chances are that these commercials will take you right back there.
And if you still treasure those Polaroid pictures of yourself playing with an Easy Bake Oven or the Six-Million-Dollar Man, why not recreate that effect in your own home this year? Thanks to a wealth of vintage-inspired LED Christmas lights, you don’t have to sacrifice safety or energy efficiency with the ancient lights dug out of a moldy box in your parents’ attic.
Whether you want to call them teardrops strawberries, these lights will lend an air of retro cool to your holiday décor. You can go full 1970s with a 25-bulb string of flicker-free C7 multicolor lights in red, blue, green, orange and yellow. Or you might be happy to know that the familiar-shaped lights that your family used for years now comes in a wide palette of more muted colors, from warm white to soft red to green, blue, orange, pink and purple. With faceted surfaces and a larger shape, they add a nice decorative touch to both indoor and outdoor displays. And here are just a few of the reasons LED lights are a huge improvement over the ones you (or your parents) remember:
- They remain cool to the touch so they’re safer around trees and shrubs and potentially combustible decorations
- You no longer have to worry about one bulb shorting out the whole string
- They last 100 times longer than incandescent lights
- They use at least 75 percent less energy than other lighting choices, reducing your environmental footprint and saving you money.