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How to Photograph a Christmas Tree

Knowing how to photograph a Christmas tree with a DSLR camera requires a familiarity with using manual controls. However, being familiar with manual controls is not the same as knowing how to shoot a brightly illuminated tree in a dark room. Many times pictures come out with lights or even the tree very blurry, overexposed, […]

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How to Make Christmas Light Balls

Christmas light balls are extremely popular outdoor Christmas decorations that are unique in appearance. Many times found in holiday light shows, botanical gardens, and other elegant displays, Christmas light balls are actually easy to make with just a few supplies. Based on the popularity of our How to Make Outdoor Christmas Decorations blog post, we […]

Wrapping Outdoor Trees with Lights

How to Wrap a Tree with Lights

Wrapping outdoor trees with Christmas lights creates beautiful outdoor Christmas decorations using your yard’s natural aesthetic. Wrapped outdoor trees are often seen in botanical gardens and light shows, and suit any decor. While it may look like a challenge, it is easy once you know the steps. Learn to wrap trees like a professional by […]

7 Ways to Light Up Fall Season

7 Ways to LIGHT UP this Fall Season

Re-use Christmas lights all year with fun and creative ideas. DIY projects keep kids busy, and adding design elements to the home all year keep moms smiling. Whether you are looking to try a new Pinterest DIY craft idea, decorating for a small wedding, or just looking for a unique project after pumpkin-picking with the […]

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How To Light Up The Ultimate Summer Luau

Did you know that although Luau’s are well known for their lively music and dancing the true meaning for the word Luau is Feast? While “feast” typically refers to an abundance of food, perfect planning and decor can transform any Luau into a feast for the eyes! Bright tropical hues accent everything from food to […]

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Top Reasons Why Mom is the “Light of the Party”

Moms help to make so many parties and celebrations a success, and we want to take some time to acknowledge them this coming Mother’s Day. In honor of all the moms out there who bake, decorate, prepare, clean, lead, follow….we present the Top Reasons Why Mom is the “Light of the Party”! We especially like […]

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Five Ways to Transform Your Backyard With Outdoor and Patio Lighting

Warmer weather means more time spent outdoors, and this year, you’re determined to actually use the backyard you have. Whether your humble abode has a large deck in the countryside or your loft balcony can only fit a small table and a few chairs, string lights can instantly spruce up any exposed space. With lighting […]

Raise awareness during Autism Awareness Month with blue lights.

Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, and at Christmas Lights, Etc, we wanted to shed some (blue) light on the cause. Autism spectrum disorder has more than doubled since the beginning of the century, affecting one in 68 children in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. To raise awareness for the developmental disability, […]

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How To Light Up The Ultimate Summer Luau

Did you know that although Luau’s are well known for their lively music and dancing the true meaning for the word Luau is Feast? While "feast" typically refers to an abundance of food, perfect planning and decor can … [Read More...]

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Incandescent Light Bulb Ban – Funding Prohibited, but How Long?

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 is an Act of Congress that includes an incandescent bulb phase out. The act has since been termed by many as the "Incandescent Light Bulb Ban," resulting in heated debates … [Read More...]

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