December 1, 2008
White Lights or Colored Lights?
I come from a colored lights family. We always had colored lights on our Christmas trees. My dad even had the big old-school lights that clip to the branches. We had ornaments that ranged from beautiful ornate globes to a thumbprint deer drawn on a fast-food restaurant ashtray. I used to like making chains from construction paper. I am looking forward to having ornaments made by my kids hanging on my tree.
My husband comes from a white lights family. They also have some homemade ornaments, but they love the white lights. They believe the house looks prettier from the street this way.
My husband and I are both so adamant about our preference that we have been forced to compromise - we alternate years. Very unfortunately, it is a "white-lights year", so we will have white lights on the tree this year. Sigh. I almost have him convinced that when A is a little older - perhaps starting next year - we should really stick to colored lights. You know, for the sake of the children.
What do you use - white lights or colored? And why? Did you stick with what you had growing up?