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...]

Spring Fever Frenzy: Outdoor Patio Lights

patio string lights

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


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...]

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