December 16, 2017

Outdoor Christmas Lights Keep Holiday Magic Alive

Smart Decorators Use LED Tree Lights2led tree

As municipalities trim their holiday budgets this year, they can trim their outdoor public holiday Christmas trees with energy efficient LED tree lights.  Many towns have cut their holiday budgets in an effort to save tax payer dollars in an economy where many are financially stressed.  LED tree lights are a smart answer to how to save money while sharing a bit of cheer within a community.  LED tree lights are reported to use 90% less energy than traditional tree lights.  LED tree lights have a much longer bulb life and are reported to last between 50,000 and 100,000 hours.  LED tree lights can be used for many more years saving tax payers money over the long run.  Tax payers will also be impressed to know that LED tree lights are Energy Star approved products.  LED tree lights may save money but they do not scrimp on beauty.  LED tree lights are just as bright and beautiful as their traditional counterpart.  LED tree lights glow with brilliance and bold illumination making them a radiant decoration for any Christmas tree.  The City of Chicago puts up a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in Daily Plaza every year.  In the past, the tree was built out of many smaller trees aligned together to make one large shaped and very tall Christmas tree.  This year, in an effort to save money, a single tree about a third smaller and donated from a nearby suburban family was chosen for display in the Plaza.  Unfortunately, the tree has been compared to the meager tree Charlie Brown chose in the movie, A Charlie Brown Christmas.  Like in the movie, this is a good time for people to reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas.  The Daily Plaza Christmas tree will look just as beautiful this year when fully decorated with its LED tree lights and other decorations.  The radiant energy given off by the LED tree lights will give many much cheer and joy this holiday season.  The Daily Plaza Christmas tree may not be as tall and full as in previous years but it will ignite the holiday spirit within many who have the privilege to see it.

 Festive Lights Remain a Top Priority for Many Municipalities

Some cities have decided to do away with their large decorated public Christmas tree this year in an effort to save tax payer dollars.  Fortunately, festive lights can be displayed in other ways keeping the holiday magic alive while answering the need for reduced budgets.  Cities can create holiday magic by placing festive lights on parkway trees, lamp poles, novelty decorations, or outlining public buildings.  Different shaped festive lights, like snowflakes or starlight spheres, can add a lot of interest with minimal usage.  Festive lights have been a popular Christmas tradition creating a special time of year with fun and hoopla.  Festive lights can help make the holidays more joyful and celebratory encouraging community and kinship.

 

Create Joy Among Children With a Holiday Lights Trainbigger train

Many children and children-at-heart have a fascination with trains and with a holiday lights train.  Popular Christmas gifts throughout the past few decades have been train related thus creating more interest in a holiday lights train.  A jolly service a community can provide to its children is to run a holiday lights train complete with a decorated train and visits from Santa and other lovable childhood characters.  The holiday lights train can take off from the local train depot and run for a short trip returning home.  While en route, Santa and other characters can visit with riders in each train car sharing the Christmas spirit with all.  A holiday lights train can spread cheer and joy to children of all ages.

Outdoor Christmas Lights–A Family Tradition

 

 

A Family Tradition –Preparing Electric Christmas Lights

family hanging lightsPreparing electric Christmas lights each year is a great opportunity to start parent-child bonding and a family tradition.  Electric Christmas lights need to be unrolled, detangled, and tested for illuminated light bulbs.  This provides a wonderful opportunity for a parent to show a child how to be careful in handling electric wires and cautious in untangling delicate light bulbs.  As exemplified in the 1989 movie, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Clark Griswold asked his son, Rusty, to help him prepare the electric Christmas lights for the annual outdoor holiday decorating.  The electric Christmas lights are wound in a tight ball with mini-light bulbs jutting out in all directions.  Rusty is assigned the fun task of unrolling and detangling these tightly bound balls of electric Christmas lights.  Clark also tells Rusty to test each and every electric Christmas light bulb.  This, invariably should take hours, but Rusty manages to accomplish his task in record time.  The electric Christmas lights are prepared and hung within a few hours.  What a great example Clark makes to other parents who want to spend quality time with their children.

 

Exercise Great Care When Securing Outdoor String Lights

Hanging and securing outdoor string lights must be a cautious task.  Always use special care when working with electrical wires, including outdoor string lights.  Clark Griswold needed to be more careful in securing the outdoor string lights to the roof and eaves of his house.  He needed help with steadying the ladder to secure himself against the two-story home so he could carefully staple the outdoor string lights to the roof’s eaves.  When he lost his balance, he lost control of the outdoor string lights, grabbed onto the gutters and ripped part of them off the house.  This caused a long sharp and pointed icicle to go flying from the gutters of his home right through the window of his next-door neighbor’s house.  Up on the rooftop, he strung an abundance of parallel outdoor string lights in rows covering its entire surface.  He also accidentally stapled the wrist cuff of his jacket to the roof and pulled up many outdoor string lights in the process of tearing his coat.  Perhaps Clark should have asked a family member for help with this project.  There are hanging clips available today that are a much better option than stapling when hanging outdoor string lights.

 

Yard Lighting and Novelty Objects — A Fun Way To Decorate The Lawn 

Another tradition families can participate in each year is yard lighting and decorating.  Yard lighting and novelty tacky-lights-richmond-va-300x245Eobjects can create a festive mood during the holiday season.  Clark Griswold placed Santa’s sleigh and reindeer in the front yard of his house that, unfortunately, went flying high into the sky when there was a nearby chemical explosion.  It wound up being a magical moment for all to see.  These objects went from being illuminated with yard lighting to being lit by the moonlight.  Yard lighting creates a fantastic compliment to home lighting and both provide a cheerful holiday atmosphere.  Home and yard lighting are a wonderful way to bond with family members and carry on family traditions.  When Clark’s father, Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Sr., complimented him on his wonderful decorations and yard lighting, Clark thanked his father for teaching him everything he knew.  Outdoor Christmas lights used for home and yard lighting are a fun, joyful way to spend quality time with our loved ones and carry on family traditions.

Outdoor Christmas Lights Safety

 

Take Precautions When Hanging Christmas Lights Outdoors

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It’s no secret that outdoor Christmas lights can turn any home and yard into a holiday wonderland. However, it’s important to be as mindful of safety when hanging Christmas lights outdoors as it is when setting them up indoors.  As the old adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

 

 

Landscape Lighting Selection Smarts

Common sense dictates that all products used for exterior and landscape lighting purposes be intended specifically for installation outdoors. The same is true for all extension cords used to provide power to outdoor Christmas lights, which should be rated for outdoor use. Additionally, before purchasing any extension cord, check the package for the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) seal. UL is an independent laboratory that evaluates electrical products for safety–and if a cord isn’t UL-rated, leave it on the store’s shelves.

 

Go For the Ground–The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter

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Precautions for hanging Christmas lights outdoors aren’t limited to proper outdoor Christmas lighting selection and the purchase of appropriate extension cords. It’s also a smart idea to buy a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, or GFCI — “the most effective means for protecting consumers against electrical shock hazards,” according to Document 5040 of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. A GFCI is the small red rectangle that lies between the upper and lower sets of holes of some electrical outlets. It constantly monitors current flowing in a circuit to sense any loss of current. If the current flowing through two circuit conductors differs by a very small amount, the GFCI instantly interrupts the current flow to prevent users from coming into contact with a lethal amount of electricity. GFCIs are especially critical to use with outdoor Christmas lights, whose wires and bulbs can be damaged by unpredictable and sometimes severe weather.

 

Call In the Pros

For yet another layer of landscape lighting safety, hire an electrician to check all outlets and GFCIs to determine whether they are operating properly and can supply the necessary volume of power to your exterior Christmas lighting display. Asking the electrician to install extra outlets is a wise course of action if he or she deems them necessary. Otherwise, you run the risk of pluging too many lights into one outlet, overloading the circuit and causing a power failure or a fire. When setting up landscape lighting, remember also that water and electricity make a terrible and potentially dangerous combination. Without fail, keep electrical connections clear of snow and puddles and ensure that sockets point downward when inserting bulbs into them. Never put strings of exterior Christmas lights on trees that come into contact with power lines. And finally, do not hang outdoor Christmas lights on trees that touch, or could potentially touch, power lines. Better safe than sorry!

Outdoor Christmas Lights 101

                                  

Choose From A Wealth of Options In The Exterior Christmas Lights Category 

LED-Icicle-LightsWhere and how should I use icicle lights, and what in the world are LED icicle lights? What’s the difference between string lights and rope lights? What are curtain lights, and are they the same as net lights? These are probably among the questions you’re asking yourself if you’re new to the outdoor Christmas décor game. Here’s a “crash course” in outdoor Christmas lights that will make you a confident exterior Christmas lights shopper in no time flat! 

Just the Facts: Icicle Lights

Icicle lights have, over the past few years, become one of the most popular categories of outdoor Christmas lights. As their name implies, icicle lights look like real icicles. Available in different shapes (traditional, snowflake, star, etc.) and colors (white, blue, pink, and purple), this variety of lights allows you to give your outdoor Christmas décor a “white Christmas” type of look–even when the weather outside is anything but frightful. Simply suspend them from the eaves and/or roofline of your home. Icicle lights come in two varieties–traditional incandescent and LED. Some proponents of incandescent icicle lights say they are a better choice because they are brighter and cost less money to purchase than their incandescent counterparts. However, fans of LED icicle lights point out that they do not contain a filament and require less energy to operate, rendering them a more economically viable option in the long run. When selecting between the two varieties, consider that LED icicle lights are made of heavy plastic, making them extremely durable. 

The Real Deal on Rope and String Lights

Rope and string lights are another major subcategory of outdoor Christmas lights. Manufactured from clear PVC tubing, these lights can be formed into different shapes and cut in regular increments, as well as programmed to illuminate outdoor areas in a steady fashion or using flashing/blinking effects generated by a controller. Many people like to wind rope lights around outdoor Christmas trees, and they can also be used to extend outdoor Christmas décor to railings and fences when wrapped around these structures. 

Catching The Drift on Net Lights

This variety of exterior Christmas lights allows users to place blankets of Christmas mini lights on bushes and trees, as well as to uniformly illuminate areas that may otherwise be difficult to light. A majority of Christmas net lights available on the market incorporate 150 bulbs. They’re very easy to install; just lay them over bushes or wrap them around tree trunks. Outdoor curtain lights are swaths of lights that are ideal for draping from balconies, running along gutters and draping across walls. Some vendors offer connectable LED systems wherein LED string lights, net lights and icicle lights can all be added to the same chain for an added element of flexibility to outdoor Christmas décor.

Unify Community Spirit Using Outdoor Holiday Lights

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Communities Share Camaraderie When Holiday Decorating

Subdivisions across America can come together during the holidays by coordinating holiday decorating.  Nearly every home in one subdivision in the Western suburbs of Chicago shares in the holiday spirit by planning and coordinating their holiday decorating.  Some homes choose to accent their homes, some accent their landscapes, and some homes accent both in their holiday decorating.  Neighbors get together to decorate parkway trees to create a tunnel effect driving through the neighborhood.  Some streets are lined with monochromatic white tree trunks and green foliage and some neighbors choose to do the opposite color scheme.  Some homeowners like to be more colorful and choose multi-colored Christmas lights or other colored light combinations in the holiday decorating of their parkway trees.  The beauty not only lies in the holiday decorating but in neighbors coming together for a common purpose.  This spirit can be taken further.  After years of decorating and adding to their collections, some homeowners go all out in their holiday decorating.  There are homes whose entire garages, fronted with clear plexiglass, are devoted to holiday splendor.  One home has an elaborate train set displayed in their garage staged in a winter mountainous small town Christmas festival.  Many homeowners also create festive winter wonderlands throughout their outdoors.  In addition to hanging numerous outdoor Christmas lights, some homeowners pipe in speakers playing holiday music from local radio stations and provide candy canes to visitors adjacent to a donation basket.  The use of outdoor Christmas lights, speakers coordinated with twinkling lights, candy canes offered to visitors, interactive displays for children, and the smell of the great outdoors all come together as part of a multi-sensory holiday decorating experience that’s fun for everyone.

 

Neighbors Coordinate Yard Lighting To Unite In The Holiday Spirit

Ideas abound when planning yard lighting for a unified neighborhood holiday lights display.  Neighbors can consider stringing lights on shrubbery and trees, spotlighting wreaths, and lighting pathways to make yard lighting festive for all who pass by.  Elaborate displays can be placed inside glass boxes and staged on one’s lawn as part of a protective yard decoration.  The yard lighting of these displays is best when spotlights are used to up light the display.  Popular figurines like Pooh Bear and Tigger or Snoopy and Woodstock are shown in festive holiday poses and accented with yard lighting.  Yard lighting makes the holiday season more festive for all.

 

Homeowners Create Festive Displays With Window Holiday Lights

Another way a community can organize a unified holiday display is with the use of window holiday lights.  Festive window holiday lights can be displayed in various ways.  Special scenes like the nativity, Santa carrying presents, elves peeking over window sills looking to see if the children have been naughty or nice, or any other holiday related scene make an impressive use of window holiday lights.  Other ideas for window holiday lights can include outlining the top of the window frame with icicle lights, outlining the window frame with rope lighting, hanging special shapes like the Moravian Star or Starlight Spheres, or creating a special design of your own.  The creativity is endless when using window holiday lights and the best part is the display is contained inside free from weather or harm.  Encourage all of your neighbors to decorate with window holiday lights to create a luminescent luxury for all to see when driving through your neighborhood.

The Very Basics of DIY Outdoor Christmas Lights

 

 Lighting the Trees–

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Probably most everyone would agree that Christmas lighting for the trees in your yard and adjacent parkway (if you have one) is a terrific idea.  But if you’ve never done this before, just how as a “newbie” do you execute this task?  Although it looks quite foolproof, as if anyone could do it, it’s helpful to have some tried and true tips.  First of all come up with a plan for what you would like the outdoor tree lights to look like.  Then if you will be decorating coniferous trees (those are the pine) select C7 and C9 Christmas light strings.  These bulbs are the old standard light bulbs that come in colors.  The C7 are the smaller ones and the C9 are the larger ones.  Unless the tree is very small, consider using the larger bulbs for a brighter tree with more visual appeal.

 For deciduous trees (those are the ones that have lost their leaves for winter), we recommend mini Christmas lights.  These are the little white Christmas lights that you’ve probably seen around on trees for years.  In fact, they are so popular they are used on many trees year round.  Among the notable establishments to use them is at New York’s Central Park eatery, Tavern on the Green. 

These little white lights lend themselves to the slender branches of this type of tree.  Yet other good choices for a deciduous tree are variations on the theme of little white lights.  Consider icicle lights, the cascading droplets of white lights.  These can also be purchased in various colors, such a green, purple, pink and blue holiday lights.  Various other icons are available in the icicle format.  We’ve seen plenty of stars and snowflakes, and sometimes even more unusual choices like candy canes, Santas and candles.

 

Lighting the House–

When it comes to lighting your house, any of the above mentioned bulbs can be used successfully.  In order to hang them from gutters or around eaves and windows, you might want to consider purchasing some holiday lighting clips which will make the whole process easier.

 Lighting Everything Else–Some other products you might consider trying are net lights and rope lights.  Net lights have bulbs which are attached to a net which you simply drape over a bush.  The benefit of a net is a nice uniform distribution of lights with a minimum of hassle.  Rope lights consist of a string of holiday lights encased in a plastic tube.  These work well for decorating fences, windows, stair railings and doorways.  Available in “always on” or pre-set blinking  patterns, rope lights are typically sold by the foot.  Spotlights are yet another commonly used light for Christmas decorating.  They are used to draw attention to a particular area of interest in the yard.  Trees, wreaths, doors, windows and interesting displays in the yard are often highlighted by using spots.  Another favorite of ours is to use spots for uplighting trees.  With this technique the light is placed on the ground a distance in front of the tree and pointed slightly upward. This method allows one to create a dynamic effect against the wintry, night sky.

As you plan for the holiday tap into these simply ideas and be ready with your creativity.  You’re sure to come up with some eye-popping holiday designs to spruce up the yard around your home.

Christmas in July

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Christmas in July 

 

A Summertime Party Idea Complete with Outdoor Christmas Lights

 

Celebrating Christmas in July is one cool way to cool off.  If you’re bored with the heat and looking for a way to divert yourself, you can celebrate Christmas in July.  For this event, plan an off-the-wall party complete with outdoor Christmas lights, a Christmas tree, a visit from Santa and gifts for all.

 It’s unclear just where this idea came from, but according to Wikipedia we may be able to attribute it to a girl’s summer camp in North Carolina.  It seems that in 1933 Camp Keystone celebrated Christmas in July. Very likely this is where the phrase we refer to was coined.

 In 1940 a movie by this name was released.  The main character wrongly believes he has won $25,000 and buys gifts for his family and girlfriend.  Shortly after this time, the US Post Office was involved in an early mailing campaign of this name.  The purpose of the campaign was not to promote Christmas tree lighting, but rather to encourage early mailing of packages and cards to servicemen serving in WWII. 

 It may interest you that in parts of the world the dead of winter is actually in July.  In the southern hemisphere, if you’re looking for a wintry Christmas the best way to obtain it is by celebrating it in July.  In the mountains of South America, in Australia and even at the South Pole, wintry celebrations of Christmas have been used as lighthearted tools for celebration as well as for marketing purposes.  One resort in Australia is known to have hosted such a party when spurred on by a group of Irish tourists. 

 Needless to say there are people around the globe who use the “Christmas in July” theme as just  another reason to have a party.  In such cases, individuals and groups have been known to light an outdoor Christmas tree, add indoor Christmas lights to their homes and use wreath lighting for a festive effect. Then they proceed to eat, drink and be merry, and give gifts.

 The gift-giving portion of the idea resonates with retailers who may often get on-board and use this idea as a promotional tool.  Sometimes the concept is used to clear out sale merchandise that has accumulated.  Sometimes it’s used in tourist areas where stores sell high-end collectibles to primarily women shoppers on vacation.  On Cape Cod, the concept can be seen at work in the Christmas Tree shops, which do a bustling summer business with visitors looking for a pre-holiday bargain. Fabric and craft shops are yet another type of retail store that benefit from this practice.  In this case the shops often bring in holiday fabrics and projects for Christmas, leaving plenty of time for crafters to complete their tasks for gift giving and holiday home décor.

 Whatever you make of the practice of celebrating Christmas in July, you have to admit it’s a way to turn the tables and really shake things up.

Communities Share Comraderie When Holiday Decorating

 

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Unify Community Spirit Using Christmas Lights 

Subdivisions across America can come together during the holidays by coordinating holiday decorating.  Nearly every home in one subdivision in the Western suburbs of Chicago shares in the holiday spirit by planning and coordinating their holiday decorating.  Some homes choose to accent their homes, some accent their landscapes, and some homes accent both in their holiday decorating.  Neighbors get together to decorate parkway trees to create a tunnel effect driving through the neighborhood.  Some streets are lined with monochromatic white tree trunks and green foliage and some neighbors choose to do the opposite color scheme.  Some homeowners like to be more colorful and choose multi-colored Christmas lights or other colored light combinations in the holiday decorating of their parkway trees.  The beauty not only lies in the holiday decorating but in neighbors coming together for a common purpose.  This spirit can be taken further.  After years of decorating and adding to their collections, some homeowners go all out in their holiday decorating.  There are homes whose entire garages, fronted with clear plexiglass, are devoted to holiday splendor.  One home has an elaborate train set displayed in their garage staged in a winter mountainous small town Christmas festival.  Many homeowners also create festive winter wonderlands throughout their outdoors.  In addition to hanging numerous outdoor Christmas lights, some homeowners pipe in speakers playing holiday music from local radio stations and provide candy canes to visitors adjacent to a donation basket.  The use of outdoor Christmas lights, speakers coordinated with twinkling lights, candy canes offered to visitors, interactive displays for children, and the smell of the great outdoors all come together as part of a multi-sensory holiday decorating experience that’s fun for everyone.

 

Neighbors Coordinate Yard Lighting To Unite In The Holiday Spirit

Ideas abound when planning yard lighting for a unified neighborhood holiday lights display.  Neighbors can consider stringing lights on shrubbery and trees, spotlighting wreaths, and lighting pathways to make yard lighting festive for all who pass by.  Elaborate displays can be placed inside glass boxes and staged on one’s lawn as part of a protective yard decoration.  The yard lighting of these displays is best when spotlights are used to up light the display.  Popular figurines like Pooh Bear and Tigger or Snoopy and Woodstock are shown in festive holiday poses and accented with yard lighting.  Yard lighting makes the holiday season more festive for all.

 

Homeowners Create Festive Displays With Window Holiday Lights

Another way a community can organize a unified holiday display is with the use of window holiday lights.  Festive window holiday lights can be displayed in various ways.  Special scenes like the nativity, Santa carrying presents, elves peeking over window sills looking to see if the children have been naughty or nice, or any other holiday related scene make an impressive use of window holiday lights.  Other ideas for window holiday lights can include outlining the top of the window frame with icicle lights, outlining the window frame with rope lighting, hanging special shapes like the Moravian Star or Starlight Spheres, or creating a special design of your own.  The creativity is endless when using window holiday lights and the best part is the display is contained inside free from weather or harm.  Encourage all of your neighbors to decorate with window holiday lights to create a luminescent luxury for all to see when driving through your neighborhood.

Outdoor Christmas Lights

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Make The Season Bright With Decorative Holiday Lights

When it comes to decorating for the holiday season, too much is never enough when using decorative holiday lights. How fun it is to brighten the neighborhood with decorative holiday lights and make your home shine with holiday splendor. Loosely hanging string lights in a vertical position on tree branches makes them appear light and airy suggesting movement. It is also fun to hang decorative holiday lights on a home’s frame giving it dimension. Decorative holiday lights can be used to spell out holiday wishes, line walkways, define shrubbery, and light up novelty shapes like stars, candy canes, bows, and a variety of Christmas characters. Decorative holiday lights look especially beautiful on wreaths. Create a luminescent luxury by means of abundant decorative holiday lights.

Add Sparkle To The Season With White Christmas Lights

White Christmas lights carry a certain elegance and sophistication about them. White Christmas lights are popular outdoor Christmas lights. White Christmas lights come in two colors. There are cool white lights and there are warm or soft white lights. Cool white Christmas lights have a bluish tint to them making them slightly brighter than the warm white Christmas lights. Warm white Christmas lights are also called soft white Christmas lights. Warm white Christmas lights have a yellowish tint to them making them less bright. Some homeowners choose to decorate the outside of their home using both cool and warm white Christmas lights. The cool white Christmas lights can act as accents on a decorating scheme. They look particularly lovely framing a tree and outlining the Star of David. Cool white lights can also highlight holiday figures making them stand out. Warm white Christmas lights add a soft glow to holiday decorating and can help frame a house or softly lit other holiday objects. Using both cool and warm white Christmas lights creates a spectacular outdoor Christmas display.

Create A Beautiful Outdoor Christmas Tree With Blue LED Christmas Lights

 
Every year the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service provides a Christmas tree for the lawn of the U. S. Capitol. A Christmas tree lighting ceremony has been a tradition since 1964. In 2007, blue LED Christmas lights were used as a predominant color on the Capitol tree. Blue LED Christmas lights look fabulous when combined with a minimal use of other multi-colored lights. The blue LED Christmas lights stand out from a distance and make the tree look blue. Close up, however, the blue LED Christmas lights look like an accent combined with other colors from other lights and ornaments. The effect is quite creative and striking. Try making your own beautiful blue LED Christmas lights tree this year.

Alternative Looks in Outdoor Christmas Lights

 

Icicle lights and little white lights have been all the rage in recent years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try something just a bit different when you put up your outdoor Christmas lights this year.

 

Novel Products for Outdoor Xmas Light

Attractive Looks in Outdoor Christmas LightsA variety of alternative ideas can be found at www.christmaslightsetc.com.  One novel idea is the Starlight Sphere.  Sphere can be hung from trees for a unique celestial effect. We found them in a variety of colors and sizes starting at just $17.95 a piece.  One design is even available in this multi-colored style.

 

Flake Out With Snowflake Lights

Attractive Looks in Outdoor Christmas Lights 1If it’s snowflake lights that tickle your fancy, Christmas Lights Etc. won’t disappoint here either.  With snowflake holiday lights in a wide variety of styles up to 4 feet in size, you’re sure to find one that’s just right to grace your home or yard.

 

 

Not Lions or Tigers….But Fawns Oh My!

Attractive Looks in Outdoor Christmas Lights 2Charming grapevine, pre-lit topiary animals are also featured on this site.  You’ll find them in sizes ranging from 24″ to 8 ft. One of our favorites is a sitting fawn offered at $ 99.95. Placed in groups, a variety of topiary animals can serve to create a woodland setting.  Add to this a sleigh and your woodlands become a fantasyland just waiting for Santa to arrive.

 

Christmas Rope Lights to Shape Up Your Décor

Attractive Looks in Outdoor Christmas Lights 3Outdoor silhouettes, motifs and yard art are yet another category of product to consider as you plan how to decorate your yard for the upcoming season. Designs are formed by molding Christmas Rope light into various shapes and designs.  Themes are as varied as Disney characters, Santa and religious themes.  These motifs work equally well for homes and businesses that are looking for commercial Christmas lighting.

Christmas is the Season and the Season is the Reason. Now’s the time to select some new products for your collection of outdoor Christmas lights.