Five Ways to 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...]

Spring Fever Frenzy: Outdoor Patio Lights

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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...]

Macy’s Great Tree Supplied by Christmas Lights, Etc

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Macy's is known for its large trees and grand Christmas displays throughout the US, starting with the Thanksgiving lighting of its Great Tree. This year, the Atlanta Macy's at Lenox Mall is breaking away from live trees and opting to use an artificial Christmas tree in its 2013 Christmas celebration. … [Read more...]

Is Xmas the Secularization of Christmas?

Xmas Meaning and Symbolism

Xmas is an abbreviation used for Christmas that comes with debate and controversy. It is often viewed as a secular term for the holidays, promoting materialism and threatening the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas comes from the words Christ and Mass, so by removing Christ with the X, does it remove Christ … [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...]

20 Facts You Have to Know About Christmas Lights

20 Facts about Christmas Lights

Know your Christmas lights facts with the help of our little list of the Top 20 Facts you Have to Know About Christmas Lights. Don't be in the dark at your next holiday party or trivia night; read up on how Christmas lights became popular, who invented them, and who holds the Guinness World Record for the … [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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