On the 5th Day of Christmas, I am supposed to talk about Outdoor Decorations.
I grew up in the 1950's and I remember no real outdoor decorations. There may of been a wreath on the door but nothing like we see today with the huge displays of lights, huge plastic Santa's and characters from the " Grinch Who Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss.
I believe it was a different time. The decorations were inside and had not moved outdoors for all to see. The tree may of been in the window for those passing by to view. I remember fake candles in the window. The candle stem was a beige plastic, there would be 5 candles at varying heights and they had Christmas bulbs screwed in at the end to look like a flame. They were placed in the windows and plugged in at night.
Every once in awhile I will still see something like this is a window. It always makes me think of my childhood and another time.
I am doing these Christmas memories of my childhood only. I will print and give to my sons and grandchildren for them to read if they like someday.