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25 Over-the-Top Christmas Light Displays from Across America

Our previous and current house We’ll kick off our over-the-top Christmas light displays featuring our previous house and current house. Yeah, we go a bit nuts but it’s fun. Courtesy of Florida’s Historic Coast 25 more over-the-top Christmas displays from across America As soon as the final slice of Thanksgiving turkey is carved, it seems …

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How to Make a Traditional Christmas Wreath (DIY) in 7 Steps

A beautiful wreath on your front door is a great idea for the festive season. The shops are filled with beautiful decorations, and just about every door has a Christmas wreath hanging to show that the holiday season is here. This year you will be different, and instead of buying a Christmas wreath, you will …

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I Hired a Christmas Light Hanging Service – 13 Things I Learned You Should Know

Up until last year, I spent one to two full days hanging Christmas lights.  I then spent another full day in January taking them down.  I had beome somewhat of a Christmas light expert over the years and became familiar with the many types of Christmas lights. Some years I did all this in the …

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18 Different Types of Wreaths

Wreaths are prominent decorative ornaments that are used in different parts of the world. Typically, wreaths are used as a popular Christmas decoration. That being said, these household ornaments can also be flaunted as a chaplet around the head or as a garland around the neck. Related: DIY Spring Flower Door Wreath | Berry Flowers | …

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16 Different Types of Christmas Trees

Quicklist: Types of Christmas Trees Balsam Fir Tree Fraser Fir Tree Canaan Fir Tree Douglas Fir Tree Grand Fir Tree Noble Fir Tree Concolor Fir White Pine Tree Scotch Pine Tree Virginia Pine Tree Blue Spruce Tree Norway Spruce Tree White Spruce Tree Arizona Cypress Tree Leyland Cypress Tree Red Cedar Tree The holidays are …

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18 of My Favorite Mail Order Furniture Catalogs (and how to request them)

As a kid I couldn’t wait for the Sears Christmas catalog. My siblings and I would pore over that thing for hours. It was our go-to source for compiling our Christmas list my parents allegedly mailed to the North Pole. Since then, my love for catalogs hasn’t diminished. Same with my wife. We have stacks …

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29 Different Types of Outdoor Christmas Lights for Your Home (Holiday Decorating Guide)

Quicklist: Outdoor Christmas Lights Plug-In Battery-Powered Solar LED Incandescent Projection White Red Blue Green Multi-colored Mini-bulbs C3 Bulbs C5Bulbs C6 Bulbs C7 Bulbs C9 Bulbs Icicle Net String Novelty Rope Mini-lights Dome Wreath Pathway C Twigs and Branches Scenes Tree Trunk Web Four years ago we didn’t own a single strand of Christmas lights. Then …

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14 Gingerbread House Alternatives

Gingerbread houses trace back to the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians who used it for ceremonial purposes. Gingerbread itself was only introduced in Europe in 922 by a monk who brought it to treat indigestion and other stomach ailments. Queen Elizabeth I is responsible for the first Gingerbread men when she asked her bakers to shape …

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