30 Years of Tips and Tricks

    If you attended a class called ’30 Years of Tips and Tricks’ at Christmas Expo 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas,…

    Synchronizing. Lights, power, music, themes…

    From the Spring 2010 edition of PlanetChristmas magazine.  By Lyman Rate Over-the-top decorators with computerized displays are constantly being asked…

    Basic chocolate chip cookies are still pretty darn good.

    from PopularCookieRecipes.com Ingredients • 3/4 cup sugar • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar • 1 cup butter • 1 large…

    Using dimmers so the lights help tell the story.

    There are lots of times when you don’t want the lights on at full brightness. An example is a long…

    MiniTrees. Easy to build, deploy and dazzle your viewers.

     Imagine having 192 little two foot trees snaking through the yard, each tree on a separate circuit and each circuit…

    Leaping arches are just so darn cool in Christmas displays!

    From the November 2010 issue of PlanetChristmas magazine. On Monday Chuck Smith stood at my desk and “suggested” the magazine…

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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