Do we really need candy canes and what do the colors mean?

    We got some help from on this candy cane history. One of the most often seen symbols of Christmas…

    What’s up with the pickle ornament and all the history behind it?

    we got some help from and  It’s a lovely story. Except for some small details: St. Nicholas traditionally comes…

    Decorating trees. There are proven methods for great results.

    How do I decorate outdoor trees and bushes? It’s easy! The first thing to remember is there can never be…

    Four months until Santa Claus?

    I’ll admit there are times when I wonder about the thing called Christmas spirit.  What is it?  The I reread…

    Signs help keep out the troublemakers.

    You’ve got a great display… but you need some signs to tell people what you have or warn them of…

    Santa. You better be a good one!

    Being Santa Claus carries a lot of responsibilities. People see a good looking Santa and want to believe the best.…

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    Until Christmas

    (the most magical day of the year)

    Until the Reveal

    (typically just after Thanksgiving)

    Now this is a light show!


    What an Outdoor Display!

    Silent Monks Singing