Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Seven years ago my wife and I decided to decorate this old Greek column for Christmas instead of the usual tree. We wrapped lights around the column, put a blanket of cotton snow at its base, and selected a pig lamp to adorn the top. We loved it, and have decorated the column like this every year.

Wishing everyone a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year!

8 thoughts on “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  1. And Happy Festivus to you too Out-law! I had never thought of this column as being a Festivus pole but it sure works!

  2. This painting really made me smile. It is charming and such a great idea to decorate a column. You are very clever AND creative. Happy New Year!

  3. Thank you Kay! The idea to do this just popped into my head one day. We love the ambient light it produces and have kept it up all year. But we change the lights to match the season: red for February, green for March, blue for summer, orange for fall, and of course, multi colored for Christmas.

  4. I assume you can buy all the solid color strands (not sure about the orange) or do you have to construct your own? Thanks for sharing your idea with us – very festive.

  5. Yes, I’ve purchased all my strings of lights at our local drug store (Rite Aid). I buy white strands to blend in better with the column. Even the orange string was at the drug store but the strand is green on that one and not white. The best part is, they are each only about $4 a string. I use two strands at a time. Right now I have once strand of multi colored lights and one strand of just white lights wrapped on the column. It looks great!

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