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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…
Nominate a Local Military Family to Receive Free Holiday Lights

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. Christmas Decor sponsors the Decorated Family program.…
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Lighting Up Christmas - Hollywood Style

In this blog, we’re taking a look at how holiday lighting is used in some of our favorite holiday movies that make us laugh.  Let's look at lighting up Christmas - Hollywood style! Which one is your favorite? Christmas Vacation “Dad,…
Grinch or Cindy Lou Who Which One are You

Grinch or Cindy Lou Who? Which One are You?

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!” ― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! When December rolls…
Coming Home to Holiday Lights

Coming Home to Holiday Lights

The first weekend in November marks the annual “Fall Back” ritual of Daylight Savings Time.  Those first few weeks with shortened days are an adjustment for all of us.  The transition of ending your work day with a dark night sky can be…