December 16, 2017

Decorate In Old World Style Using Vintage Christmas Lights

 

Christmas Light Displays Have A Colorful History vintage

Electric Christmas light displays have been popular for more than a hundred years.  The first reported Christmas light displays radiated bright and colorful lights.  Although light sets have changed over the years, Christmas light displays remain constant in their ability to bring happiness, cheer, and joy to all who witness them.  The Antique Christmas Lights Museum, located at  www.oldchristmaslights.com, is chock full of historical information on Christmas light displays.  Information on light sets, lamps, bubble lights, lighted candles, novelty lights, tree toppers, table-top trees, music and lighting companies throughout history is available on the website.  Check out the transformation of Christmas light displays since the late 1800’s and learn how people around the world have celebrated Christmas.  The irresistible appeal of Christmas light displays make our world more colorful and festive so we can celebrate the holidays with family and friends.

 

Brilliant Christmas Tree Lights Adorned The First Christmas Tree

The first Christmas tree lights are believed to have radiantly glowed on a Christmas tree set up by Mr. E. H. Johnson, President of the Edison Company for Electric Lighting.  Mr. Johnson was interested in electric house lighting and came up with the idea to entertain his children with a festive Christmas tree brilliantly lit with Christmas tree lights.  In the early 1880’s, the magnificent Christmas tree lights were shown to his children and their friends in their home at No. 139 East 36th St., New York.  The 120 multi-colored Christmas tree lights showed bright on the six foot high tree.  The radiant Christmas tree lights are reported to be the most brilliant and colorful lights the children had ever seen.  They all looked on in amazement as the Christmas tree lights sparkled as the brilliant tree revolved.  A motor at the base of the tree made it revolve in a steady regular motion.  The Christmas tree lights were divided into six sets.  One Christmas tree lights set was lit at a time displayed on the front of the tree as it went round.  The first Christmas tree lights set was colored pure white.  The second vision of Christmas tree lights displayed were red and white followed by yellow and white and then other colors.  Mr. Johnson can be credited with providing happiness and cheer to many generations of people who have admired his Christmas tree lights.

 

bubble lightsBubble Lights Used To Be The World’s Most Popular Christmas Light

In the 1930’s, a man named Carl Otis, an accountant for the Montgomery Ward Company, had an idea for bubble lights to be used on a table top sign display.  His idea continued into small bubble lights he called, “Ornamental Illuminating Devices” specifically meant for Christmas trees.  Other inventors around the same time were also producing bubble lights and it is reported that Benjamin Franklin first came up with the idea for a bubbling liquid inside sealed glass tubes.  Otis, however, is regarded as the inventor of Christmas bubble lights.  While he was waiting for the Christmas bubble light patent to be approved, he sent a sample to ten electric Christmas light manufacturers.  The Noma Electric Company was the only one interested.  Noma began producing the bubble lights but because of World War II restrictions and materials shortages, they didn’t become popular until the mid-1940’s.  Others tried to copy the bubble lights but Noma remained the number one seller.  Noma manufactured  bubble lights until the 1970’s.  Bubble lights were hugely popular and remain decorations on Christmas trees today.

Energy Efficient Solar Powered Christmas Lights Save Money

 Solar-Powered-Christmas-Lights_F5BB07F9Brighten the Season With Christmas Decorating

Bright and colorful lighting in Christmas decorating can ignite the holiday spirit and make the season merry.  Energy efficient solar powered Christmas lights can be a smart choice for any Christmas Decorating.  There are options to make Christmas decorating less expensive and more ecologically friendly than traditional electric Christmas lights.  Solar powered Christmas lights are the answer to smart Christmas decorating.  Solar powered Christmas lights work by absorbing energy from the sun during the day to charge rechargeable batteries that power illumination during the night.  There are no electric bills to pay for Christmas decorating when using solar powered Christmas lights.  An added benefit to Christmas decorating with solar powered Christmas lights are the more ecologically friendly LED light bulbs that use less energy to shine and last much longer than traditional Christmas light bulbs.  Christmas decorating can be fun and easy with solar powered Christmas lights.  Since no power cords are needed, solar powered Christmas lights can be hung easily wherever the sun shines making Christmas decorating flexible.  Christmas decorating can be fun by hanging solar powered Christmas lights in non-traditional ways.  One Christmas decorating idea is to spell out “Merry Christmas” in the middle of a lawn.  It is simple to place the solar panel in the middle of a lawn and decorate around it without worrying about people or animals tripping over long electrical cords.  Radiate your outdoor Christmas decorating with solar powered Christmas lights.

 

Make the Season Sparkle With Christmas Tree Lights

Light up your outdoor Christmas trees with solar powered Christmas tree lights.  It’s become a tradition for people to decorate a Christmas tree with Christmas tree lights to celebrate the holiday season and make their lives merrier.  It’s so exciting to see Christmas tree lights progress from bottom to top in anticipation of a beautiful radiant tree and the blessed holiday season.  Christmas tree lights are so important in creating a festive cheerful spirit.  Many people can watch Christmas tree lights for hours memorized by their beauty.  Solar powered Christmas tree lights are a smart choice for people who are concerned with energy efficiency and with “being green.”  Solar powered Christmas tree lights cost less to use and last longer than traditional Christmas lights.  Make your holiday decorations glow this year and invest in solar powered Christmas tree lights.

 

Decorating With Patio Lights Can Extend Beyond The Holidays

Solar powered patio lights can bring cheer and celebration to any outdoor living space.  Patio lights can make spending holiday time outdoors more festive.  Patio lights can create a sense of peace and calm during the hectic holiday season.  After a busy day of shopping and holiday preparation, relaxing outdoors with patio lights and other decorations can encourage a sense of harmony and balance by proper illumination.  Solar powered patio lights can be hung for the holidays and then left to brighten one’s spirit all year long.  Solar powered patio lights with LED light bulbs and rechargeable batteries will last many years.  Enjoy the luminary effects solar powered patio lights provide all year long.  Patio lights are not just for Christmas.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Decor

 

 

The Grinch Stole Everything But Left The Christmas Tree Lights grinch

The Grinch, an unhappy and miserable soul, hated everything about Christmas including the Christmas tree lights.  He tried to steal Christmas one year when I was a child.  I was eight years old when I came out of my room on Christmas morning and looked under the tree and there was nothing there except Christmas tree lights.  Needless to say, I was devastated.  However, the bright Christmas tree lights gave me comfort.  The Christmas tree lights were there for me that year and have been every year since.  For me, it truly isn’t Christmas until the tree is set up and the Christmas tree lights are aglow.  Those Christmas tree lights symbolized to me the true meaning of Christmas.  No presents or other decorations will ever be their equal.  So even though the Grinch stole Christmas that one year, the lack of presents helped me focus on what, for me, is the most important part of holiday decorating, Christmas tree lights.

 

The Christmas tree is the first decoration that goes up in our house.  Its selection, a usually tedious process, requires a trip to our Boy Scout tree lot and the display of at least a dozen trees before the very perfect nine foot Fraser Fir is selected.  The tree is then strapped to the top of our family sleigh, otherwise known as the minivan, and transported home.  There, it is carefully brought into the family room and set up in its stand.  After a half hour of careful adjustments, the tree is secured.  Now the fun part begins.  My twenty strands of multi-colored Christmas tree lights are carefully wound around the branches until the tree is ablaze in Christmas tree lights.  Strands of ribbons, sticks of feathers, balls of glitter, and ropes of beads complete the tree’s dressing.  Then, hundreds of sentimental ornaments are presented; each one collected over the years and each one a keepsake.  They are carefully hung by the loving hands of my family.  Now I can sit back and relax as I remember Christmas’ past and I admire my beautiful Christmas tree and Christmas tree lights.  I remember back to the year the Grinch stole Christmas and reflect upon its true meaning.

 

The Holiday Lights Star Shines Bright

Miraculously, the Christmas decorations magically reappeared on the Who-ville town tree topped with a beautiful holiday lights star.  The holiday lights star showed bright throughout all of Who-ville, lighting the town throughout the night.  The holiday lights star was a reminder to all Who-ville residents that Christmas is a time for family, togetherness, and loving your fellow neighbor.  To the Grinch, the holiday lights star was a reminder that Christmas means more than presents and shopping in a store.  His heart grew that Christmas.

 

Outdoor Christmas Light Displays Make It Feel Like Christmas

Just like the story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Grinch can never truly steal Christmas or the outdoor Christmas light displays.  Christmas is inside our hearts and everyone has a Christmas tradition involving outdoor Christmas light displays that helps them remember the true meaning of Christmas.  Christmas comes whether there are outdoor Christmas light displays or not and the key is remembering why it is coming for you.  Outdoor Christmas light displays are a reminder of why we celebrate Christmas.   If there is love in our hearts, then outdoor Christmas light displays will always make it feel like Christmas.

Battery Christmas Lights are a Hot Commodity

 

 

Battery LED Christmas Lights Help You Save Green While Being Green

Of the many ways to make the holidays more cheerful, there are two that particularly stand out:  decorating with many environmentally friendly radiant lights and saving money while doing so.  Choosing energy efficient battery powered LED Christmas lights is the perfect choice for being kind to planet Earth and saving money.  Thinking about ways to be energy efficient and saving money in everything we do is necessary, even when we are thinking about buying LED Christmas lights.  When purchasing new energy efficient LED Christmas lights, make it even more beneficial to the environment and consider recycling your old incandescent Christmas light sets.  Contact your local recycling facility first to see if they recycle old lights.  If not, look on the internet to find companies who sell LED Christmas lights and who offer recycling.  To take the energy efficiency concept even further, try using rechargeable batteries in your battery operated LED Christmas lights products.  To be even “greener” use solar powered battery chargers.  There are many obvious advantages to battery powered LED Christmas lights.  Choose battery powered LED Christmas lights for your holiday decorating this year and ignite the spirit to protect our beautiful planet.

 

Make Those Holiday Wreaths Shine With Battery Powered Wreath Lights wreath

Welcome your guests with a Christmas wreath, well lit with wreath lights.  Wreaths are a symbol of welcome and hospitality.  What better way is there to show your guests that you are happy to see them than illuminating your welcoming wreath with wreath lights.  Battery operated wreath lights are the perfect choice to use on wreaths.  The battery pack can be hidden within the wreath with no worries of wreath lights cords hanging in plain site.  Wreaths can be hung anywhere since the location of nearby electrical outlets is not a concern to light the wreath lights.  Wreaths decorated with wreath lights can be displayed on doors, hung on outdoor lights, draped over fireplace mantles, or even displayed on walls.  There are many creative opportunities for decorating with wreath lights.  Make your guests feel at home with the cheerful glow of wreaths decorated with wreath lights hung for welcoming.

 

Light Up Your Christmas Trees With Battery Powered Christmas Tree Lights

For many decades, people have been decorating a Christmas tree with Christmas tree lights to celebrate the holiday and make their lives more cheerful.  With the increased popularity of battery powered Christmas tree lights, this tradition can be more affordable and easier to use to an increased number of people.  Battery powered Christmas tree lights can save money in not having to use electricity to power them.  The Christmas tree lights will radiate light for an entire season on one set of batteries.  Year after year the cost savings will add up, creating even more joy during the holiday season.  A second major benefit to battery operated Christmas tree lights is the convenience of no hanging cords.  Without worrying about managing many wires, locating the nearest electrical outlet, or over loading the electrical current in your home, battery powered Christmas tree lights become a joy to use.  Brighten your holidays this year with battery powered Christmas tree lights and make your Christmas sparkle with festivity.

Make Your Spirit Bright with Christmas Tree Light

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Hang Christmas Bulbs To Make The Holiday Season Sparkle

Christmas bulbs help to create an irresistible and radiant Christmas tree.  Christmas bulbs can be wrapped around a live or artificial evergreen tree.  Evergreen trees are the most popular Christmas tree and are displayed both indoors and outdoors.  Christmas bulbs are typically hung in a spiral pattern swirling around the entire tree creating a festive holiday feel.  Another typical decorating method is to arrange Christmas bulbs on deciduous trees, looping the string lights on bare branches.  Sometimes both branches and base are wrapped with Christmas bulbs and sometimes just the top part of the tree is decorated with lights.  Christmas bulbs on these trees can be hung in a spiral swirling around the tree in a similar fashion as is done with the evergreen trees.  Christmas bulbs can also be hung in a vertical pattern with special care in emphasizing the tree’s three-dimensional shape.  Another good use for vertically hung Christmas bulbs is to create a triangular tree shape out of string lights supported against a flat or a frame structure.  The flat structure could be a building, like a house, or even a piece of plywood cut into a tree shape.  Christmas bulbs arranged on a frame look particularly beautiful due to the transparency of the decoration.  Frames can be constructed of metal, plastic, or, even, branches.  Creativity abounds when planning your holiday’s luminescent luxury.

 

Buy Christmas Lights From Honest And Reliable Sources

Care needs to be considered when planning to buy Christmas lights.  Only buy Christmas lights from a local retailer or from a reputable online vendor and pay attention to warranties.  Never buy Christmas lights that have already been used.  This can create a safety and fire hazard.  Christmas lights are manufactured to last about 90 days, so their average life span is about three years.  It’s a good idea to get an extra set or two when one plans to buy Christmas lights.  This allows for appropriate replacement parts of blown-out bulbs.  Another factor to consider when one plans to buy Christmas lights is that no more than three strands of Christmas tree lights should be strung together.  Careful measurement of outdoor spaces is particularly important when one plans to buy Christmas lights to decorate the outside.  A radiant outdoor display can use thousands of light sets.  Proper planning of how many light sets are going to be used and how they will be plugged in is very important when considering how to buy Christmas lights.

 

Get Help With Christmas Lights Installation

There are many advantages to having a professional Christmas lights installation.  A professional service will take care of design, measurement, installation, and take down.  The most important factor to consider in Christmas lights installation is safety.  A Christmas lights installation professional can hang Christmas lights efficiently and safely.  Safety is most important with Christmas lights installation in considering the number of lights needed, location of power sources, and the number of watts that can run on each circuit.  In outdoor applications, the Christmas lights installation can reach great heights.  Trees and buildings can be many feet tall, combined with sloping landscapes and uneven surfaces, making Christmas lights installation sometimes quite dangerous.  In addition to safety, the Christmas lights installation is a labor intensive job that is most easily accomplished by a professional holiday light installer.  A Christmas lights installation can help create a magnificently radiant and cheerful glow to brighten the spirits of family, friends, and neighbors throughout the holiday season.

Fondest Memories of Indoor Xmas Lights

Look for Updated Vintage Christmas lights

Fondest Memmories of Indoor Xmas LightsWhen I was a young girl, we helped my widowed aunt and cousin string vintage Christmas lights around their tree every year.  The vintage Christmas lights were brilliant large round balls of many colors.  They were much larger than any other Xmas lights popular back then.  Mini lights seemed to dominate the market at that time.  So, these were the only vintage Christmas lights I knew of and my cousin took great care of them because she loved them.  I was told they were irreplaceable.  They are more easily found these days with many more companies catering to those of us with special memories of our vintage Christmas lights.

Anticipate the Arrival of the Bubble lights
Fondest Memmories of Indoor Xmas Lights 1Like anticipation of the arrival of Christmas, bubble lights made us practice patience as we waited for the bubbling action to start.  It was quite exciting to watch the bubble lights warm up.  It seemed to take five minutes but it probably was much less than that.  The bubble lights seemed to glow with warmth and peace.  It was a calming effect during a hectic holiday season.  The bubble lights looked like tiny little candles illuminating the tree reminding us of what Christmas’ were like in previous years.  Bubble lights have been popular for years and now come in many colors, sizes, and shapes.  Today, we use bubble light night-lights for each of our children’s bedrooms to remind us of our wonderful childhood Christmas’.


Make the Season Bright with Christmas tree lights

Fondest Memmories of Indoor Xmas Lights 2The most beautiful part of decorating for Christmas is putting the Christmas tree lights on the tree.  It is so exciting to see the Christmas tree lights progress from bottom to top illuminating the way to the tree topper.  When I was young, we used a combination of multi-colored twinkling Christmas tree lights and multi-colored non-twinkling Christmas tree lights.  There were some years we added monochromatic white to this mix.  Although I don’t decorate like that today, I thought the trees looked absolutely lovely back then.  To me, Christmas tree lights are the most important decorating tool during the holidays.  They evoke a festive spirit.  I can watch the Christmas tree lights for hours completely memorized by their beauty.