This year, I was really looking forward to putting Christmas lights up on our house. I’ve always enjoyed driving through neighborhoods, looking at Christmas lights, and enjoying the season. This is the first year I  got to play along and decorate my own house. I’ve decorated plenty of balconies and apartment windows before, but this is new.

Red and white Christmas lights on a house

red and white Christmas lights wrapped around a porch railing

I’ve definitely seen more impressive displays, sure. But I love our little red and white lights. I always look forward to turning them on at the end of the work day – now that it’s dark shortly after 4, it feels great to enjoy having some lights on.