Send Us Your DIY Ideas!

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Send your DIY ideas to us for a chance to win a $100 Christmas Lights, Etc shopping coupon! Email ideas to DIYIdeas@christmaslightsetc.com! If you find yourself dreaming up or completing DIY lighting projects to enhance your holiday or year round decor, we want to hear from you! Maybe you have created our … [Read more...]

A Quick Guide to the Perfect Thanksgiving Table

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Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family far and near to gather together, give thanks and share in creating cherished memories. For the Thanksgiving day host, planning the perfect Thanksgiving table setting, menu and decorations can sometimes be stressful, but it should also be fun! Whether this is your … [Read more...]

Top 10 Outdoor Christmas Lights Ideas

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With so many outdoor Christmas lights ideas out there it can be hard to decide which ones to use for your home. We've put together a list of our favorite outdoor Christmas lights and DIY Christmas ideas plus easy step by step tutorials and links to products so you can create something wonderful in no time! … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Ideas: Make a Tree of Lights Using a Basketball Pole!

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Like Santa’s elves, we are always hard at work to bring you fun new ways to use Christmas lights and this is a DIY Christmas idea that we just had to share! After some creative experimenting we have come up with a way to take your everyday basketball pole and make a DIY Christmas decoration fit for a … [Read more...]

10 DIY Christmas Card Holders

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Despite today’s digital age of email, social media, and text messages, Christmas cards are still a prominent part of the holiday season. And they should be; there’s nothing like seeing a personalized piece of mail, addressed to you, that isn’t junk or a credit card bill. Because of the influx of festive … [Read more...]

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...]

Bokeh Photography! A Fun Way to Photograph Christmas Lights

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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 an aesthetic … [Read more...]

Middle School Volunteers Pack for Treat the Troops at Christmas Lights, Etc

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Christmas Lights, Etc opened its warehouse once again for G3 Grizzly Great Day of Giving. Every year students from Piney Grove Middle School in Forsyth County, GA, along with teachers and parent volunteers, arrive at the Christmas Lights, Etc warehouse to pack cookies for the Treat the Troops … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Transform Your Backyard With Outdoor and Patio Lighting

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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 … [Read more...]

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...]

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