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...]

How to Plan Luau Theme Parties

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Luau theme parties are perfect for the hot summers. Bring cool ocean beaches to your own back yard with Hawaiian decorations, palm tree lights, and authentic luau food that will create a fun day in the sun for adults and kids. Luau theme parties are great for birthdays and neighborhood block parties, and luau … [Read more...]

Make a Memorial Day Party with Patriotic Decorations

Memorial Day Party

Patriotic decorations make Memorial Day festivities fun. Whether watching fireworks on the front lawn of the home or having an outdoor Memorial Day picnic, Memorial Day decor enhances the celebration. Memorial Day is the federal holiday remembering men and women who died while serving in the United States … [Read more...]

Wedding Lights to Create Your Dream Wedding

Reception Room Lighting

With all the planning involved in a wedding, lighting should not be overlooked because of the huge impact it has. Wedding planners advocate budgeting ten percent for decorating and lighting. They realize wedding lights can be a simple, instant solution for bringing life to the special occasion. Lighting … [Read more...]

Top 5 Wedding Lighting Ideas

Wedding Lighting Ideas

Unique wedding lighting ideas add personal touches of elegance and romance to ceremonies and receptions. Choose the romantic, traditional glow of incandescent bulbs, or the vibrant hues of LEDs and get fun with different colors, shapes, and uses. Here are 5 great ideas for wedding lights that can be used … [Read more...]

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