Year on year, everyone dusts off the Christmas decorations in preparation for the festive season. Up goes the tree, out comes the tangled lights and the baubles get their yearly outing.
But, some people really do embrace the Christmas spirit and do all they can to spread the cheer. We’ve rounded up our favourites, and most garish, Christmas displays for you to gather inspiration for this year’s decorations.
It seemed fit that we start this article with the biggest and the best, and nothing fits that mould more than world record holders. The Richards family in Australia broke the world record after decorating their home in a magical 331,038 lights. Ultimately, they were doing it to raise money for charity, but it started as a family tradition in order for Mr Richards to entertain his children. In the end it included more than 18 miles of lights, as well as 15,000 cable ties and a 60ft Christmas tree at its centre.
From the magical, to the less tasteful. Sophistication aside, Alex Goodwind, the owner of the display below, places 115,000 bulbs on and around his home every year, and on average raises £3,000 for his local hospice. You do have to wonder though, how much is his electricity bill?
Our final example is a little different, yet dazzling, as the display has been assembled inside their home! Mr and Mrs Lumsden raised money for a local charity by transforming their home into a huge light display every year for two decades, until 2013 when they had to stop the ritual as their electricity bill doubled. At least they can still put the tinsel up!
Whilst these light displays are impressive, with a little help from some flexible and affordable self storage they’re able to store all their decorations year on year until they’re needed. You don’t need to be quite as extraordinary or even have an unusual amount of Christmas decorations to benefit from self storage space in London.
We have storage space for hundreds, even thousands of lights, metres of tinsel and uncountable baubles. Just visit one of our affordable London self storage sites, located in Camden, Southwark and Wandsworth, where one of our friendly team can help you load or unload the fabulous, festive or even foul Christmas decorations.