December 1, 2008

White Lights or Colored Lights?

*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?


...or white lights.

8 comments:

  1. I am adamantly a white lights girl! We always had white lights growing up, and personally I love how they look like snow on the tree. I am always outnumbered by colored light people, however. I like your alternating idea, I may have to resort to that if I lose my white light battle some year. For now I am allowed to keep my lights! :)

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  2. we go white. i grew up with white. my house is so crazy with color and pattern...i keep the tree lights simple. however, i think that kiddos would enjoy colored more than white, so...we may change in a few years....

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  3. Color. But I have three one color chains. One red, one green, one yellowish. I pick one or use two depending on the tree size. Maybe that's a compromise for you- an all green chain.

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  4. I grew up with colored lights and a mish-mash of ornaments. Now, I like white lights...but hate matchy-matchy and still go with a big mix or ornaments.

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  5. Colored lights all the way, sis! Outside on the bushes, inside on the tree! So happy & festive! I guess it runs in the family!

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  6. I admire this gal's style and she goes colored just like you prefer. http://www.insidetheloopblog.com/2008/12/deck-halls.html

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  7. Sounds like David and me too...so our compromise was white lights mixed with colored lights. It seems to help us both. However, I can't get him to compromise on the live tree. I love the live tree smell, but hate all the work and mess it involves.

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