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    The downside is that artificial trees lack the personal experience of a traditional visit to a tree farm, the fresh air, the choosing of a unique tree, bringing it home and decorating it with decorations that hold family memories. The twinkle of Christmas lights blends well with the smell of fresh pine and perhaps some cinnamon wafting from the kitchen. If convenience is the ruling standard for a Christmas observation, then easy-access and pre-decorated trees may meet that need. For a deep and enriching experience that builds upon meaning, tradition, and mindfulness, fresh trees and the effort involved carry their own significant reward.


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    As the Trump administration enacts its plan for global trade wars, the effects are starting to hit home, and companies in Republican states are feeling the pinch. Now, red state mega corporation Walmart is pushing back at the Trump administration to save Christmas ... or Christmas lights at least.


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    The Internet changed how we view information. One area that saw substantial profits shift from centralized news agencies to independents like online bloggers was journalism. In fact, Twitter and Facebook became a favorite choice for obtaining the news.


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    In the past several years, the conventional light bulb has started to become phased out and replaced by light emitting diodes. LED Lighting has become really popular because they use very little electricity and burn just as brightly as the regular incandescent bulbs. The difference between LEDs and the regular bulb is that while the regular bulbs allow flow of electricity in two directions, the special LED diode has a p-n junction and allows electricity to only flow in one direction. This makes the bulbs durable and very effective. Here are a few things that you need to know about how LEDs function.


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    Christmas just wouldn't feel like Christmas without the millions of twinkling lights. They make the modest places seem festive and magical. Some people prefer subtle approach, outlining the roofline and maybe adding a couple of lighted topiaries on each side of the front entrance. Others enjoy a more elaborate affair when hanging Christmas lights. They like to outline not just the roofline, but the front door, the windows, all shrubs, most trees, and any outbuildings or fences.

    No matter your decorating style, safety is essential. Every year thousands of people visit an emergence room with injuries related to hanging Christmas lights. Don't let an avoidable mishap dim your Christmas spirit.


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    Many people consider the day after Christmas to be Boxing Day. Traditionally the name was a result of the need to remove empty boxes from the house after all of the Christmas gifts had been opened. Over time Boxing Day has evolved into whatever day homeowners decide to pack away all of their Christmas lights, decorations, and linens. No matter which date you choose to be your own person Boxing Day, there are tips to help make packing easier.


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    The holidays are a festive time to celebrate with family and friends. During the holidays you tend to get off your normal schedule.  On many occasions we stay at home more which means that the heat, light, and other electric appliances are running without a break. The electricity bill after the holidays can catch you by surprise, and this usually marks the end of the holidays so it is an unwelcome surprise. This year, save yourself the shock without losing out on your favorite Christmas traditions.  Here are some small tips you can apply to cut unnecessary spending on the holidays. 


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    Before buying your Christmas lights you will need to have the right extension cords, timers and power calculations.  Given these we will be able to calculate the total amount of power you can use which may limit the total amount of Christmas Lights you can buy.  

    There are a few things to note about safety before you get started with your decorating. Outdoor cords should be marked with labels that read either UL or ETL. These labels let consumers like me, and you know that the cord has been tested by a group with an independent laboratory, known as Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or the OSHA. The packaging that the cord comes in should also state whether the cord is for indoor or outdoor use. Since we are decorating outdoors, we need an outdoor cord, since these cords are weatherproof and can be used in harsh conditions like ice and snow. Not only are they water proof but the outdoor extension cords are generally thicker due to the insulation and sheathing that is used which makes them more sturdy and able to carry current over longer distances.  Another thing to get for your decorating is automatic timers. These work by turning off your lights during the night and when you aren’t at home.

     


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    The fabled Christmas devil Krampus is the exact opposite of Santa Claus. Santa pampers sweet children with gifts and treasures, while leaving only coal for mischievous ones. On the other hand, Krampus rewards no children, but he will whip them or worse yet, he will steal them and take them to the bowels of the underworld where he will either drown or eat them. In Norse mythology, he is the son of Hel. Hel rules over the underworld.


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    Christmas is a holiday that has transcended and been celebrated by several cultures. To some, it is a day to celebrate the birth of whom some call the savior but to others it is a day when a jolly, plump man in a red suit goes around giving toys away. One tradition linked to this holiday that sticks out like a sore thumb is the Jewish tradition to eat Chinese food.


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