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Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights

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 ...

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Tips for Storing Holiday Decorations

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 ...

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Saving on Electricity During the Holidays

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 ...

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Christmas Light Power Usage & Extension Cords

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.

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The Christmas Devil Krampus : From Mythology to Festivals

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 ...

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Why is the American Jewish Christmas Linked to Chinese Food?

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. ...

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Santa's Chinese Workshop

When you decorate your home with festive Christmas decorations each year, you may not pause to think about where they are made. The reality, however, is that many of your holiday decorations are likely made in Yiwu, China. This is a very commercialized environment that is anything but the vision ...

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Japan's KFC Christmas

Did you know that only 1 to 2 percent of Japanese nationals are Christians? Japan is a predominantly Shinto and Buddhist nation. Therefore, Christmas is not a traditional holiday for most Japanese. In fact, the day is considered a romantic holiday, the equivalent of Valentine's Day. Curiously, it is a ...

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SPT-1 vs SPT-2 Electrical Line

When planning an outdoor Christmas decorating project or if you have any other outdoor electrical needs, the question about what type of cord to use may arise. Some people research the differences between SPT-1 and SPT-2 cords online with the belief that the information that they will find is correct.

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Colorado Set To Bid For Host Of The Winter Olympics

Various Denver city officials along with the Governor of Colorado recently held a meeting to discuss the possibility of bidding to host the Winter Olympics or the Winter Paralympic Games. In 1976, the city had put together a bid to host the winter games but due to the immense unhappiness ...

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Christmas Tree Shortage this Holiday Season

Christmas tree prices will Rise with the need to Import popular evergreen species due to fires and over farming in the past several years.  GWD Forestry says that oversaturation of the Christmas tree market in previous years along with miscalculations in order totals were factors in last year's shortage. They ...

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Top 10 Christmas Vacation Destinations

What better way is there to get in the Christmas spirit than to visit someplace that’s full of yuletide nostalgia? Here are this year’s top ten choices

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Many companies masquerade as Christmas light installers.  However, they are usually warm weather businesses looking for winter work to keep their guys busy.  Denver Illuminations is staffed with lighting professionals and this is what we do. 


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600 17th St #2800
Denver, CO 80202
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