A Winter Wonderland

November begins the season of holiday movies. Everyone has seen the beautiful winter wonderland scenes in those feel-good movies: trees, lights, and classic beauty. The fictional towns appear inviting and warm, even as the characters are bundled in their warmest coats, gloves, and scarves. Towns often hope to achieve this scene in their shopping districts to allow people to feel the warmth of the holiday season while supporting local businesses. Here are some tricks to [...]

When to Decorate for the Holidays

The debate began as soon as Halloween ended. When is the best time to put up the Christmas holiday decorations? Some believe that Thanksgiving must come and go before Christmas should even be a thought. Others believe that the sooner the decorations go up, the better. These people long for the festive feeling the holidays bring and want everyone to partake in their job. However, there is an actual standard that can help many families answer [...]

Christmas Lighting for the Holidays: Decorate While Away

Anyone who owns a home today is old enough to remember the movie Home Alone. This John Hughes classic is a holiday staple with a hidden but very important message. The hidden message in this comedy is that robbers look for signs that people will be away from home during the holidays. One of these signs is lack of holiday decorations both inside and out. However, with the right holiday magic, and the help of some experienced elves, [...]

Simple Is Back

In the 1990s, as you went to visit homes and businesses for the holidays, the bigger the design and the brighter the colors, the more fascinating was the experience. People worked very hard to plan their extravagant displays for the holidays, whether it was for their home, their church, their town, or their business. Onlookers could easily go blind if they took in the lights for too long. Yet it was festive and beautiful, and [...]

Don’t Be the Griswolds

We all remember that scene in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, where the Griswolds turn on their outdoor lights and the entire neighborhood goes black. Their house is littered with white lights that cover every single inch of their exterior and likely causes their electric bill to skyrocket for a few weeks out of the year. Not only is this quite costly, but it is wholly unnecessary. It is a myth that you can light up your [...]

The Benefits to an All-In-One Shop for Holiday Displays

Your business is your pride and joy. You have worked hard to find the right space, build the right staff, and craft the right items to sell to your customers. You have worked endless hours, days, nights, and weekends to develop a business and customer base that you can be proud of. During the holiday season, you want to participate in the glorious holiday shopping season by providing a festive environment that perfectly matches all [...]