Decorate Your Car for the Holidays

It’s customary to start decorating one’s home for the winter holidays the day after Thanksgiving. We deck the halls of our home, splurge on the perfect evergreen, put large, inflatable decorations on our lawn that we light up at night, bring out the green/red or white/blue decor pieces to add just a bit of accent to the home during the month of December. We listen to carols, and buy gifts for our loved ones. Each family has their own holiday traditions which are passed down from generation to generation. Some of us go pretty far down the holiday-decorations-rabbit-hole and even decorate our cars. If you love this time of the year as much as I do, then you’ve most likely considered decorating your vehicle.

Let’s take a look at a few options:

  • Reindeer antlers and a red nose
  • Elf costume
  • Snowman hat and nose

  • Evergreen wreath and red bow
  • Santa hand and beard
  • Elf legs

  • Presents anyone? On top of the car, or inside
  • Holiday decals

  • Christmas lights

  • Crochet candy cane pattern
  • Ugly sweater seats

As you can see from our extensive list, you have several options, it just depends how committed you are to decorating your vehicle. Whatever you do, please be sure to follow the rules of the road and drive safe. Here’s a list of items not allowed, courtesy of a state trooper, to keep in mind as you’re deciding which decoration best fits your car’s personality. Your decoration may not have:

  • Lights emitting from the rear of the car
  • Red, blue or green lights, which are reserved for police and firefighters
  • Flashing lights
  • Loose decorations

Some states have laws banning exterior car decorations. Please follow the laws of your own state. And perhaps also read this study conducted by GM that says decorating one’s car is not very smart, but rather costly. Or watch the video here:

Happy holidays, everyone!



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