Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Month

Raise awareness during Autism Awareness Month with blue lights.

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 … [Read more...]

Spring Fever Frenzy: Outdoor Patio Lights

patio string lights

Spring and summer weather is kicking in, along with a frenzied rush to take advantage of the beautiful days and early evening crispness. Christmas Lights, Etc has a touch of Spring fever as well, and our newest patio lights prove it! New outdoor patio string lights have been created to make the shopping … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Decorations Checklist

Valentine Day Decorations Infograph

Valentine's Day is a holiday that emphasizes expression and effort, so don't fall short and let Cupid down this year! Taking a few fail-safe measures helps give you the upper hand in both expression and effort, so take note! You only need 3 things for a perfect Valentine: red or pink lights, flowers, and know … [Read more...]

Christmas Lights Photo Contest – Weekly Winners!

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Christmas Lights, Etc is currently running a photo contest through Dec 31st, 2013 to find the best indoor Christmas tree and outdoor Christmas light displays. Weekly prizes consist of $100 credits for shopping, and a grand prize of a $2,500 gift certificate for use at Christmas Lights, Etc. Christmas … [Read more...]

My Aunt Bea’s Best Christmas – Based on a True Story

Best Christmas

For the past three years I haven’t come home for Christmas, not because I dislike my family but simply because I had travel plans. This year, newly single and with friends who all have significant others, I had nowhere to fall but back on my own family. As soon as I settled back into my childhood room, … [Read more...]

Winter Weddings Sparkle with Dramatic Elegance

Winter Wedding Carriage

Winter weddings offer a fashionable setting when walking down the aisle. A blanket of snow sparkles on the ground, complementing elegant white bridal gowns, while the season offers cool color palettes for brides to plan that special day. Contrasts between color and white result in dramatic, crisp pictures … [Read more...]

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...]

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

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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...]

How to Photograph Lights at Night with a Camera Phone

How to Shoot Christmas Lights at Night

Taking pictures at night can be a challenge on a camera phone, especially when the camera has only basic camera settings. Though camera phones are great at snapping photos at weddings, taking pictures with friends at parties, and capturing the radiant glow of the sun, it can be difficult to master night … [Read more...]

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