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Nominate a Local Military Family to Receive Free Holiday Lights

Know a Local Military Family?  Nominate Them! Do you know a deserving military family? Would you like to brighten their holiday season? If so, we have a program you should know about, but you'll have to act fast! Christmas Decor sponsors…
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Get Ready to Decorate - Planning is the Key

It's time to decorate! We’ve turned the seasonal page and are enjoying the beautiful colors of autumn. Now is also a good time to plan ahead for the task of outdoor decorating this holiday season. “Visit any home improvement store these…
Tips for Hanging Holiday Lights

5 Safety Tips for Installing Your Holiday Lights

As 2020 began, most of us had no idea the year would take the many turns it has. So far, the theme for this year is unpredictability and uncertainty. With a winter wonderland headed our way in the next few months, we want you and your family…
It’s a Bright Idea to Book Holiday Lighting Early

It’s a Bright Idea to Book Holiday Lighting Early!

Christmas may not be the first holiday that comes to mind in September, especially in 2020 when we have so many more distractions caused by COVID-19 and election year politics. However, the savvy homeowner recognizes that this is the best…
Tips for Last-Minute Holiday Lighting

Tips for Last-Minute Holiday Lighting

This year marks one of the shortest time periods between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Just about three weeks separate the two holidays. Traditionalists who choose to hold off on decorating for Christmas may be caught off guard by the short…
Halloween’s Over - Let the Holiday Lighting Season Begin!

Halloween’s Over - Let the Holiday Lighting Season Begin!

Halloween's over, it's time to let the holiday lighting season begin! When the Halloween lights and decorations come down, homeowners naturally plan ahead.  Perhaps you're thinking of the many family gatherings and celebrations between Thanksgiving…