Monday, December 22, 2008

Welcome Christmas, Bring Your Light

I've wanted to put up holiday lights ever since...well...ever since we bought a house. I think it makes a dark and dreary winter so much more festive. But, you see, I'm far too cheap (uh, "environmentally responsible") to spend the money to power said lights. Anyone else with me on this?? I mean, our bills in the winter are astronomical enough without adding lights into it.

So, you can imagine my excitement when Canadian Tire approached me with an offer to decorate our house for the holidays! Doubly excited too, because I am not a high-profile blogger or anything. Anyways, I looked through their catalogue and what to my amazement did I find but: solar-powered lights! [Cue Heavenly Music] What could be more perfect for the lowly blogger who is environmentally responsible??

I have a bit of a snowflake fetish, and I found these really lovely lawn stakes. They change colour every few seconds, and Big C is just mesmerized by them. He was so excited to have some "beautiful lights" on his house at last. (We've been admiring the displays of others on our walk home from daycare.) All the trouble of putting them up in a snowstorm was worth it to see the look on his face.

We also have strings of solar-powered lights in our cedars, but the only pictures that turned out decently on our crappy camera were the snowflakes. Behold! (These pictures do not do them justice.)

Our house, and the environment, are smiling. Good times.



13 comments:

Beck said...

LUCKY!
Seriously! LUCKY YOU!
Those are BEAUTIFUL. I checked them out in the catalog, too - I'd love to get hose next year! xo

daysgoby said...

Wow...those are gorgeous!

DaniGirl said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! I've been coveting those in the CanTire flyer all season. You are so cool, and I'll bet your house is lurvely!!

bren j. said...

Oooh......we didn't put up outside lights for exactly the same reason - to expensive to run them. We do have a Swedish candelabra in the front window though....maybe some year when we're living someplace with cheaper hydro we'll think about it - or just get SOLAR POWERED LIGHTS! Yeah!

motherbumper said...

Those are so pretty and snowy and icicle-like (way to go CanTire). And they are more winter-y than Christmas-y so you could get away leaving them up until ... say...August :)

Kyla said...

That is a pretty sweet deal!! They look lovely!

Lisa b said...

Those are awesome! I am going first thing boxing day!

Woman in a Window said...

How do you keep landing these gigs? Excellent! And perty, too!

Mimi said...

Ooooh! Lovely!

Mac and Cheese said...

Canadian Tire??? You must be higher profile than you think!

Jaina said...

Those are so beautiful! Have a Happy New Year!!!

kittenpie said...

Those snowflakes are AWESOME! Must look into those next year. And our solution has been the LED lights, very low on power, since Misterpie is a smidge light-obsessed.

And sorry I've been away for so long - I'm finding it tough to keep up for the moment, so every now and then I do massive catchups on the blogs I've let go... Your turn today. Hi!

painted maypole said...

nice. and congrats. no one has offered me anything through my blog (but I have won some great stuff from other bloggers, I must say!)