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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.


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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Living in Massachusetts, enjoy seeing light decorations of houses in the neighborhood, checked a lot of them, eventually found I am at New Hampshire
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    Creator of Lightgala.com
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    table tennis, programming, fishing, hiking
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  1. I found a children's design at a website galalights.com, found it to be interesting, so I decorated it in LightGala.com, please take a look and let me know what you guys think. http://lightgala.com/decor/5647bd0844a365d836db59bb
  2. Introducing Lightgala.com

  3. A couple new ones: Local kitchen: http://lightgala.com/decor/564376dc44a365d836db59b8 Waxy Oconnor pub: http://lightgala.com/decor/5640c4cbbfb5f9d733134da1
  4. Salute to the lighting veterans, for providing joy to our society. All the best wishes!
  5. For those of you who are professional lighting decorators, you can using lightgala.com to market your company and expertise. I have a Massachusetts Christmas decoration company sending designs through Lightgala.com to restaurants, churches, companies, and have great result. Customers will be more interested to buy your service if you have lightgala to show them the effects. Please see a few example below: Bertuccis: http://lightgala.com/decor/563cdb18f09aac320f4e4500 Prime Grill: http://lightgala.com/decor/563bd593f09aac320f4e44fe Coach Grill: http://lightgala.com/decor/563bf27df09aac320f4e44ff You can even use lightgala.com to send designs to restaurants like cold call. As long as you have their email. Please let me know if someone is interested.
  6. Christmas Estimating Software

    I am not sure what exact feature you need. I made a website lightgala.com which you can: load a picture, scale the picture, decorate some lights, adjust bulb size, spacing, do linear, spot, polygon decoration, group lights into categories, show light count, configure animations, email to customer so your client can be impressed by the real effect. Pls visit http://lightgala.com to take a look. If you seriously want to use it, pls send me a private message, I can give you a one to one tutorial. A slightly fancy demo: Holiday Decoration For Your House, recommend to be viewed using google chrome on macbook pro Lightgala at the moment is a free service to our holiday lighting industry. Its a website, you don't need to install anything, just start using it.
  7. Lightgala demo of golf and snowman animation

    http://lightgala.com/decor/56339a2bf09aac320f4e44fb Sorry, repost the link. Link in the previous post is no good.
  8. I made a online demo of a golf player and snowman in lightgala.com, Snowman is inspired by mwalz's post closer look of a christmas forest, Golf man is inspired by the holidaylightstore.com. Enjoy http://lightgala.com/decor/56339a2bf09aac320f4e44fb
  9. How to get the "BURST" effect ???

    http://lightgala.com/decor/5632557af09aac320f4e44f6 I can twirl, then I can burst
  10. Driveway entrance with dual arches

    I recorded a youtube video of this lightgala display of the arches and the lighting decoration of the split entry house:
  11. Driveway entrance with dual arches

    This is pretty, I tried make one virtual design like that using lightgala, please view it in google chrome on a good computer, newer macbook pro is the best. http://lightgala.com/decor/562d8af9f09aac320f4e44f4
  12. Are there holiday lighting group for hobbyists in Massachusetts? And New England? We have thick snow and lots of people with high tech experience, would be a great place to have a holiday lighting group of hobbyists. If there is none, I would be glad to take the lead to start one up
  13. Hi, my name is Shuping. Recently I completed a web application (Project name Lightgala) to allow lighting hobbyists to decorate the houses online and share with the public. I went to ChristmasExpo in Fort Worth back this summer to show lightgala.com and had a great number of positive feedback.To the general public, this is no fee to use lightgala.com. I am hoping people could share their lighting designs over the internet and let people in every corner of the world to enjoy your design.In a nutshell, for designers, lightgala.com allows you to upload your picture, and then you can start to click and place lights where you want. You can choose colors of lights and create some basic animation effects. You can play the design and save it in the cloud.I hope this is a useful addition to the lighting community. Please visit http://lightgala.com to see some existing decorations and give it a try yourself.