How Much Electricity Do My Christmas Lights Use?

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Everyone wants to save money during the holidays. If you want to save money with your Christmas lights display, it is helpful to know much power you are using. Once you know how much electricity you are using, you can find ways to lower your wattage and reduce your bill. Below you will find a brief … [Read more...]

Show Pride with Patriotic Lights and Decor

LED Lights, Mason Jar Decor

Patriot Day is a time for remembrance and reflection on the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. It is also a day to show pride in our country and all those who serve and protect our freedoms. As the 13th anniversary of September 11th  approaches we would like to offer some ideas on how to commemorate this day … [Read more...]

Bokeh Photography! A Fun Way to Photograph Christmas Lights

Bokeh How-To Photography

Learning how to photograph Christmas lights is always a fun challenge to take on - why not mix it up a little bit more by being able to create your own custom-shaped bokeh as well? “Wait, what is bokeh?” That’s a great question! Bokeh (pronounced “bow-kay”) is essentially the Japanese word for … [Read more...]

How to Make Christmas Light Balls

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 … [Read more...]

How to Wrap a Tree with Lights

Wrapping Outdoor Trees 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 … [Read more...]

How to Photograph a Christmas Tree

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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 … [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...]

How to Create a Holiday Light Show

LED Holiday Light Show

Planning your outdoor Christmas decorations is an integral part of creating a holiday light show, and the earlier you begin, the better. Holiday light shows can take time to plan and perfect, so begin planning your design early and take advantage of Christmas sales. Christmas Light Planning First, … [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...]

Red, White and Blue: Celebrate with Patriotic Decorations

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Patriotic holidays in the US are celebrations in remembrance of service men and women. Popular holidays include Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and the 4th of July, and red, white, and blue patriotic decorations proudly hang from mailboxes and front doors as flags wave in the wind. During the Veteran’s and … [Read more...]

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