How to Hang Curtain Lights in 3 Easy Steps

how to hang curtain lights

When the sun sinks down and the moon comes up, your backyard can turn dark and uninviting. To banish this night time dilemma, use our incredibly simple and breathtakingly beautiful curtain lights to light up your deck. Ideas for when to use curtain lights: general deck lighting graduation … [Read more...]

Perfect Pairings: Summer Drink Recipes Inspired by String Lights

Summer Drink Recipes

What do you get when you combine people who are passionate about Summer parties and perfect lighting? The best summer drink recipes inspired by the lights we love! Some people pair food with drinks, but we prefer to sip our summer cocktails alongside the complementary glow of gorgeous lights. Find your … [Read more...]

I DO! 10 Wedding Lights Ideas You Must See!

outdoor wedding lighting

We are passionate about events and know that wedding planning can be stressful, but picking out the perfect decor doesn’t have to be! From the flowers to the centerpieces, planning the design for your ceremony and reception is an exciting time but can often be the biggest cost. Creative lighting can add … [Read more...]

Patio Lighting Ideas: Color Me Creative!

Outdoor party lights

SUMMER IS COMING.... Is your patio ready? Right now your outdoor abode may not look like the enticing dream world pictured above, and if it does, we would like an invite to your next party please! But for those of us who dare to dream of backyard bliss, there is hope! Just a few patio light strings … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Lights: Make a Tomato Cage Christmas Tree!

DIY Christmas lights

Tomato cages are more than just a tool for spring and summer gardening. With a few Christmas light strings and a little creativity you can turn these seemingly uninspired lawn accessories into a brilliant tomato cage Christmas tree, Christmas card holder, or even a spooky Halloween ghost! Here are our four … [Read more...]

How To Light Up The Ultimate Summer Luau


Did you know that although Luau’s are well known for their lively music and dancing the true meaning for the word Luau is Feast? While "feast" typically refers to an abundance of food, perfect planning and decor can transform any Luau into a feast for the eyes! Bright tropical hues accent everything from food … [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 an aesthetic … [Read more...]

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

Grizzly Great Day of Giving Volunteers

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...]

Transform Your Backyard With Outdoor and Patio Lighting

Outdoor and Patio Lights

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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