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ab4hxI was shopping this weekend at an outdoor mall. Parked in the center were 2 Maseratis with big red bows on top. As a business owner who does a lot of marketing, I appreciated the creativity of putting the Maserati in the center of an upscale mall near the place where the bored husbands sit and wait for their wives to finally stop shopping. Before too long, other men would saunter up to the car and peak inside. Frequently passers by would start singing something about their Maserati going 185. Although I’d love to meet the spouse that can gift a Maserati for the holidays, I began to think of other home improvements that would be great gifts. Being the owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis, here is my list of the top 5 reasons you should buy your spouse outdoor lighting for Christmas instead of a Maserati.

  1. Depreciation
  2. Insurance
  3. Police keeping an eye on your investment instead of your neighbors
  4. Only one spouse is really going to enjoy it
  5. The midlife crisis assumption


We’ve all heard that a new car depreciates the minute it leaves the lot. And, with gusto, it keeps on depreciating. So before you’ve put on the parking brake in your driveway, you’ve just lost part of your investment. If you add a custom outdoor lighting package to your home, not only will your home appreciate, but the dramatic curb appeal improvement will help when you go to sell the house.


before and after OLP St. Louis

See the difference we can make at your home

Remember getting your license for the first time and realizing that freedom to enjoy the open roads comes with insurance? That’s like some kind of joke – especially if you had to pay your own insurance. Since your home is already protected by homeowner’s insurance, investments you make in your home will not come with an extra monthly fee to enjoy them.

Who’s keeping an eye on your investment?

You’ve heard people advise you not to get a red car. While the candy apple red gets your attention, it also gets the attention of police officers who expect red car drivers to go faster than the speed limit allows. With custom outdoor lighting at your home, your home will be the envy of your neighbors at night.

Shared investment?

For good or for bad, both spouses generally need to agree on an investment purchase. Having been married to an amazing wife and the mother of our 3 children, I can tell you that any substantial investment we make is going to have to be something we both use. An investment in your home such as outdoor lighting is something not only both spouses but other family members can enjoy.

Who’s going to accuse you of a midlife crisis if you purchase outdoor lighting as a joint gift for your home this holiday season?

Schwartz family Christmas 2012

Jim Schwartz, owner of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of St. Louis, and his family.

All kidding aside, buying a “house gift” for eachother for Christmas is a great investment, that appreciates, that doesn’t require additional insurance, that’s the envy of your neighbors and nobody will question why you bought it.

Buy a house gift for your Christmas present to eachother. We keep inventory on hand so we can get your new custom outdoor lighting package installed quickly. Give us a call at (636) 561-1818 or email JimSchwartz@OutdoorLights.com. We look forward to your call!




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