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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…
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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…
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…