Posted on April 30 2018
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.Read More
Posted on August 31 2016
When Lights of Hope Director Ben Phillips announced recently that he was selling the popular Christmas light display, many in Anderson, South Carolina, feared that this would be the end of a 22-year-long tradition. Fortunately, two volunteers, Kara Danowski and Nettie Griffin, have stepped up to ensure that the 2016 Christmas display will go forward as normal.
Phillips, who took over the show in 2005 along with Dennis Lavold, has been searching for a buyer for the light show since January but only recently made the decision public. Phillips says the decision was difficult but that other commitments and changes in his personal life did not leave enough time to devote to the show. Phillips will be marrying his fiancé, Lights of Hope board member Bonnie Ginepro this fall. Ginepro has also accepted a new job, which will require the couple to relocate to Duncan. Lavold plans to spend time traveling and visiting his grandchildren. At the time of the initial announcement, Phillips said that deciding to sell the light show felt like losing a member of the family.
Posted on August 16 2016
Christmas tree lights history can be traced back to holiday trends as far back as the 18th century. Originally, what we know today as Christmas tree lights were mainly referred to as "fairy lights" in the United Kingdom. The practice of lighted Christmas trees was originally introduced alongside a substantially increasing rate of emigration to America and Australia in the early 1800s. Christmas tree illumination prominently referenced in the Christmas Eve memoir of a young Queen Victoria, a 13-year-old princess in the year 1832.
Up until the 1890s, the primary form of Christmas tree illumination was through candles affixed to tree branches with either pins or melted wax. It wasn't until shortly around the turn of the 20th century that candles were attached to Christmas tress with glass holders; prior to the holders, it wasn't uncommon for candle-based tree lighting to pose a considerable fire hazard.Read More
Posted on May 31 2016
For many people, Christmas is a fun and exciting time of year, but the task of setting up and installing the lights can be overwhelming, especially when the wires become tangled. But decorating for the holidays should not have to be a chore. Luckily, a solution has been created to simplify the process of decorating your tree each year; people now have the option to purchase Christmas lights that don't require any wires. When people think of wireless Christmas lights, they often picture traditional lights that can be turned on and off remotely, but this is different. These wireless Christmas lights don't need to be plugged in because they receive their power remotely.Read More
Posted on February 19 2016
Denver, Colorado is a breath taking place. From the beautiful scenery to the staggeringly diverse culture, a visit to Denver is a must for any travel junkie. Below are some of the must see places and attractions that Denver has to offer.
The Rocky Mountains
No city in the United States boasts such beautiful scenery as Denver does. The majestic Rocky Mountains provide the perfect backdrop to this beautiful city, as the snow capped peaks tower over the clouds in the distance.Read More
Posted on December 18 2015
Anyone that has ever been to Denver Colorado knows that winter can be one of the most magical times to see the state. If you’re a winter sports enthusiast there is no shortage of skiing and snowboarding to be had. However, it should be noted that there is still plenty of activities for those that would rather stay warm and cozy while enjoying Denver. Put on your favorite sweater, wrap a fuzzy scarf around your neck and get out and enjoy the city. These are some of the great events taking places during the winter months.Read More
Posted on December 09 2015
History of Christmas in Denver while there are many things to love about Denver, Christmas is undeniably one of the high points. The city is known to go all out and decorate with Christmas lights and decorations of every color and design. Some are more prized than others, looking at you City and County that can’t seem to display anything that isn’t a bit garish. It isn’t just the large city buildings through, you’ll find houses with and without lawns doing everything they can to decorate and share in the spirit of the holidays.Read More
Posted on October 16 2015
While there are lots of ways to “super size” things in your life, most of them are kind of bad for you, but who could argue with really big Christmas lights? A new product has made its way to market for your holiday decorating needs. Really Big Lights are over a foot tall, are lit by LEDs and are designed to last for years.
What Makes Really Big Lights So Great?
Besides their huge size making them the largest holiday lights in the world, they have a universal hook system, making them easy to hang anywhere. Since they are LED powered, they are energy efficient, and have been UL approved. In addition, many lights can be linked together, increasing your decorating possibilities. The large, brightly colored lights also have a retro look about them, making them a unique centerpiece to any holiday lighting display.Read More
Posted on October 09 2015
Since 1994, one of the attractions at Disney World has been the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, which was acquired by Disney when the display garnered negative attention in their home town. However, in January of 2016, the display will be closed to make way for other attractions.
The Osborne Family Light Display
In 1986, Jennings Osborne’s daughter asked if they could decorate their home for Christmas. That year, he installed 1000 Christmas lights. As the years progressed, the display got bigger and bigger. It became a real attraction, with features like lit up globes, carousels of lights, and 70 foot tall fully lit Christmas trees. At its height, the display contained millions of lights and had expanded to two adjoining lots.Read More
Posted on September 10 2015
The start of the Christmas Tree tradition is usually credited to Germany, in about the 16th century. It is believed that the Martin Luther, father of the Protestant Reformation, first added lights in the form of candles to his holiday tree. He had remembered seeing the stars twinkling among the evergreen trees on a walk one evening, and wished to share the scene with his family by illuminating Christmas trees with candles.
Christmas Trees in America
Though it would seem a common thing today, in the 19th century, Christmas Trees were an oddity. German settlers in Pennsylvania had the first recorded displayed Christmas tree in about 1830. Though these settlements had had trees for at least one hundred years prior, most Americans still saw them as pagan symbols.Read More
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