“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go
Take a look in the five and ten
Glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Toys in every store
But the prettiest sight to see
Is the holly that will be
On your own front door”
Yes, the holiday season is upon us. (The Home Depot actually had trees on display and ornaments on shelves weeks before Halloween. We were ready for you!)
While we still recommend waiting until after Thanksgiving to actually decorate, it’s a good idea to shop early and avoid the rush. Nothing’s sadder than having your heart set on something, only to find out it’s sold out.
In the spirit of preparation, there are a few items you’ll want to snag when you first see them. For example, Christmas lights are our biggest sellers and in the following order:
When buying lights, decide what style speaks to you. Are you more of a traditionalist leaning toward the standard clear lights? Or are you going for a retro vibe with the big, multicolored ones? Do you want them to blink?
Our new LightShow LED brand features bulbs that change color, shoot stars or strobe. They’re perfect for setting to music. LED lights are a great energy-saving option themselves, and the prices have dropped over the years.
Next up is yard décor. In addition to the predictable Santa and reindeer, the Star Wars Yoda is actually a top seller that’s expected to sell out. (He is rather cute with his little lightsaber.) The LightShow sparkle peacock and animated tinsel dinosaur are also flying off the shelves.
Finally, the pièce de résistance is the artificial Christmas tree. Stop in or visit online soon–the largest trees go fast!