7 Ways to LIGHT UP this Fall Season

7 Ways to Light Up 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 … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Save Money this Christmas

Ways to save money at Christmas

The holiday season excites adults as much as children, creating a strong desire to plan a big family Christmas dinner, decorate a new tree, surprise loved ones with gifts, and find a new wrapping paper that is Pinterest-perfect. However, all of these exciting ventures usually come with a cost, and balancing … [Read more...]

20 Facts You Have to Know About Christmas Lights

20 Facts about Christmas Lights

Know your Christmas lights facts with the help of our little list of the Top 20 Facts you Have to Know About Christmas Lights. Don't be in the dark at your next holiday party or trivia night; read up on how Christmas lights became popular, who invented them, and who holds the Guinness World Record for the … [Read more...]

Best Pie Recipe Competition is Sweet Victory

Best Pie Recipes

The team at Christmas Lights, Etc has enjoyed yet another recipe competition: a pie baking contest. With judging based on presentation and flavor, each contestant brought in one to two masterpieces for an all out bake off. I (Lindsey) was blessed to be on the judges panel, and two other judges joined me in … [Read more...]

What Your Christmas Lights Say About You

Christmas Lights Colors Banner

Knowing Christmas light color meanings can be a fun way to decide which Christmas lights to hang this year. Have you ever wondered about what blue Christmas lights mean, or questioned whether multicolor or clear Christmas tree lights are best for you? According to our findings, white lights represent purity … [Read more...]

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

100W Incandescent Phaseout Blog

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 and raising fears in consumers who are not ready to make the switch from traditional … [Read more...]

Green LED Lights: a Spin on St. Patrick’s Day CupCake Wars

St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Wars

St. Patrick’s Day offers yet another opportunity for the team at Christmas Lights, Etc to celebrate a holiday in style. How can we let a holiday go by without illuminating the offices and common areas with bright LED lights, ball ornaments, and lighted tabletop decor? Each holiday offers its own unique … [Read more...]

Patio Lighting Ideas and Light Up Palm Trees

Patio Lighting

Patio lighting ideas that help to increase the appeal of backyard and poolside areas include hanging outdoor string lighting, adding rope light to outdoor architecture, and creating a warm tropical atmosphere with light up palm trees. With summer coming, patios will become the preferred living space for … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Treats and Decorations

Valentines Day Decoration Ideas

Valentine's Day treats and decorations are romantic gestures guaranteed to set the heart a-flutter. Make use of simple Valentine decorations by adding lighting, and use Pinterest to get ideas on delicious Valentine's Day treats and drinks. Four Easy Ideas for Valentine Decorations: Idea 1: String Mini … [Read more...]

Christmas Mini Lights 101

Christmas Mini Lights

  Christmas mini lights are a fun and decorative way to light up the holidays. Homes and businesses use Christmas lights in every color, shape, and size, from light strings to towering lighted displays and giant trees. But how do you determine which mini light string is best for you? Many … [Read more...]

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