Let There Be Outdoor Light

Maybe you’ve spotted strings of Christmas lights on houses during your evening walks (or your morning or afternoon ones). It’s a movement—check out the hashtag #LightsforLife—that certainly makes this dark moment a bit brighter.

As my family took a different route around the neighborhood, I saw a fanciful display of spring-colored lights on a front porch. The glowing pink, blue, lime, orange, and yellow orbs certainly elevated the spirits.

On the same stroll, we happened upon a cyclist whose bike was lit up like the Electric Light Parade at Disneyworld. And if that wasn’t enough, a radio hitched to his handlebars cranked St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion). A little ’80s Billboard blast from the past!

But you don’t have to be that elaborate to be festive at home. Simply dim the sconces, turn on the table lamps, and burn candles. In the backyard, light lanterns and the firepit. All are warm, comforting, and cozy.

Party lights
Strings of lights add spots of cheer to the front porch or patio, and even the office. Seasonal Concepts, 10 count spiral patio light set, $24.99. 

A Versatile Glow
This rechargeable, dimmable LED light can be used anywhere around the home (bedside, desk, dining table, backyard parties) and on the go (picnics and evening strolls). Kanso, Menu Carrie LED Lamp with detachable handle, $179. 

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