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…

    Blow Molds. Love them. Fix them. Display them.

    A special thanks to Carrie Sansing for this article.  She’s the blow mold queen! I’m seriously addicted to blow molds.…

    How much power are you going to need and can you ever have too much?

    You’ve got thousands of Christmas lights yet you have no idea how many can be plugged into a typical wall…

    Wireframes are perfect for outdoor Christmas decorations.

     It’s one thing to put a lot of lights on trees and bushes… but if you really want to get…

    The Dirty Little Secret. Pixels are Power Hogs.

    Pixel trees.  Good gosh they’re amazing to watch.  They make a show ‘pop’ and get people talking. But… I built…

    Vandalism… you might as well get ready.

     Vandalism is a concern since your display is high profile in your community. Staying up all night with a shotgun…

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    What are the PlanetChristmas forums?  It’s where the decorating community gathers to trade ideas, offer help and do a bit of showing off.  Come join us.  Click the button above.

    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