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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…
Holiday Lights are a Favorite Family Tradition

Holiday Lights are a Favorite Family Tradition

. Who remembers piling in the family car to drive around different neighborhoods and look at the beautiful Christmas light displays?  For our family, this was a must-do annual event each holiday season! Holiday lights are a favorite family…
5 Elements of a Complete Holiday Lighting Design

5 Elements of a Complete Holiday Lighting Design

There’s more to outdoor holiday decorating that throwing a wreath on the door and lights on the shrubs out front. To truly accentuate the beauty of your home, take time to consider all of its unique characteristics. Learn how to best bring…
Prevent Holiday Lighting Installation Injuries and Mistakes

Prevent Holiday Lighting Installation Injuries and Mistakes

Christmas time is here! Well, almost. With the end of fall fast approaching, it’s time to start planning your Christmas decorations. In this article, we look at preventing holiday lighting installation injuries and mistakes. Holiday Lighting…
What’s the Holiday It’s All in the Lights

What’s the Holiday? It’s All in the Lights!

With the wide availability of LED outdoor lights, homeowners are taking their decorating creativity to a whole new level.  Holiday lighting is no longer limited to the Christmas season.  More and more people are celebrating every season with…
Halloween Decorating - It Gets Bigger Every Year

Halloween Decorating - It Gets Bigger Every Year

Americans spent $9.1 billion on Halloween in 2017, up from $8.4 billion in 2016 (according to the Halloween Industry Association). What will 2018 hold? We’re pretty sure it will be even more! Besides buying candy and costumes (for children,…