Shade is the general dark area that is protected from the sun:
It's so hot out - let's sit in the shade.
We brought an umbrella to the beach so that we could have some shade.
A shadow is the "shape" of an object or person that blocks the light. You can only have "shade" from the sun, but you can have a "shadow" from the sun OR other types of light, such as electric lights or candlelight.
My dog is afraid of his own shadow.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the earth's shadow.
We can also use the word shadows to refer to a dark area in general:
He jumped out from the shadows of the basement and scared me half to death.
While it may seem unusual to decorate when you re by yourself, it is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit and lift your own spirits. Choose your favorite decorations, or go out an purchase some new ones if you don t have any. If you enjoy making things, you can also make your own Christmas decorations for a special touch. Put up your tree, hang decorations around the house and string up a garland or two. Put some lights out the front that way, they can be shared with everyone who goes past.