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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…
Christmas Light Colors

What Your Christmas Light Colors Say About You

Have you ever wondered why you are drawn to a particular choice of light colors? Turns out they can give clues to your personality.  Thank you to everyone for another successful holiday lighting season for Christmas Decor by Arvidson.…
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…
Nominate a Family

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…
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…
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Help Brighten the Holidays for a Military Family This Season

Our military personnel make daily sacrifices to keep Americans protected. Do you know a military family with an active-duty service member out of the country this holiday season? If so, nominate them for the Decorated Family program! What's…