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    Ornaments make all the difference in your display.

    Christmas ornaments are decorations (usually made of glass, metal, wood or ceramics) that are used to festoon a Christmas tree.…

    When and where did this Christmas tree decorating thing really start?

    Who would have thought? We had help from Christmasarchives.com for this. Legend has it that he used the triangular shape…

    Synchronizing the lights. It’s all about the music!

    From the September 2010 edition of PlanetChristmas magazine.  By Lyman Rate. In an earlier issue of PlanetChristmas magazine, I talked…

    Star Wars and Christmas. Get Inspired!

    Ready to be inspired?  Watch this incredible video of Bryan Shively’s 2016 Christmas display. [responsive_youtube _EqGu0dHm3M] We got Bryan to share…

    Christmas villages create your own tiny world of wonder.

    With a little help from Wikipedia, let’s start with the history of Christmas villages: The tradition of decorative Christmas villages…

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      March 5, 2017

      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.…
      July 7, 2017

      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,…
      March 10, 2017

      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…
      March 5, 2017

      Ready to make those lights dance to the music. Think about sequencing.

      So… you just bought all that fancy hardware to flash the lights to the music? or… You have a talent…

      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