In England, it was customary to burn the decorations in the hearth, however this tradition has fallen out of favour as reusable and imperishable decorations made of plastics, wood, glass and metal became more popular. If a Yule Log has been kept alight since Christmas Day, it is put out and the ashes kept to include in the fire on the following Christmas Day.[19] A superstition exists which suggests that if decorations are kept up after Twelfth Night, they must be kept up until the following Twelfth Night, but also that if the decorations for the current Christmas are taken down before the New Year begins, bad luck shall befall the house for a whole year.[20]


In some places Christmas decorations are traditionally taken down on Twelfth Night, the evening of January 5 or January 6. The difference in this date is due to the fact that some count Christmas Day as the first day of Christmas, whereas for others Christmas Day is a feast day in its own right, and the first full day of the Christmas Season is December 26. In Hispanic and other cultures, this is more like Christmas Eve, as the Three Wise Men bring gifts that night, and therefore decorations are left up longer.[citation needed] The same is true[citation needed] in Eastern Churches which often observe Christmas according to the Julian Calendar, thus making it fall 13 days later.
The first known electrically illuminated Christmas tree was the creation of Edward H. Johnson, an associate of inventor Thomas Edison. While he was vice president of the Edison Electric Light Company, a predecessor of today's Con Edison electric utility, he had Christmas tree light bulbs especially made for him. He proudly displayed his Christmas tree, which was hand-wired with 80 red, white and blue electric incandescent light bulbs the size of walnuts, on December 22, 1882 at his home on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Local newspapers ignored the story, seeing it as a publicity stunt. However, it was published by a Detroit newspaper reporter, and Johnson has become widely regarded as the Father of Electric Christmas Tree Lights. By 1900, businesses started stringing up Christmas lights behind their windows.[14] Christmas lights were too expensive for the average person; as such, electric Christmas lights did not become the majority replacement for candles until 1930.[15]
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Bring the brilliance of Christmas to your house. This "Snowflakes" LED Landscape Projector Light is easy to set up and showers your home in a beautiful Winter Christmas atmosphere while using less energy. You will enjoy a stunning display that is perfect for holidays, parties, celebrations and more. Featuring white snowflakes. The easiest and fastest indoor and outdoor dual use Christmas projector light. No more hanging string lights. Your house will be transformed from dark to stunning in...

Meant to embody the ambiance of a snow-covered wood, cast in a moonlit glow, this Wisp Tree evokes a subtle, grace, not traditional of seasonal decoration. The fresh white, 5mm lights are small, yet emit a brilliant halo of light that surrounds the tree in an almost ethereal glow. Merely place a white base layer at the tree's trunk to create a truly magical, yet elegant winter scene.
Various types of patio lighting with no holiday theme are also made for summertime. These are often clear white lights, but most are ornament sets, such as lanterns made of metal or bamboo, or plastic ornaments in the shape of barbecue condiments, flamingos and palm trees, or even various beers. Some are made of decorative wire or mesh, in abstract shapes such as dragonflies, often with glass "gems" or marbles. Light sculptures are also made in everything from wire-mesh frogs to artificial palm trees outlined in rope lights.
Bring the whole family together for a delightful meal and amaze them with exquisite Thanksgiving decor. Make your tabletop the centerpiece of the holiday with plates featuring gobbling turkeys and delicious squash. Candles in leaf shapes add a touch of natural decor that is inspired by the harvest season. This holiday is warm and inviting so make your home cozy with fragrant candles and rich earthy hues from orange and yellow to red and brown. Outdoor lanterns are an ideal way to welcome the family into your home or to brighten up evening feasts on the porch.
A clear glass tube is heated over an open flame. It is then inserted into a mold. The glassblower then blows into the end of the tube. The glass expands to fill the mold. The glass takes on the shape of the mold. It is cooled. A silver nitrate solution is swirled about inside the ornament. This gives the ornament a silver glow. The outside of the ornament is painted or decorated with metal trims, paper clippings, etc.[11]
In some places Christmas decorations are traditionally taken down on Twelfth Night, the evening of January 5 or January 6. The difference in this date is due to the fact that some count Christmas Day as the first day of Christmas, whereas for others Christmas Day is a feast day in its own right, and the first full day of the Christmas Season is December 26. In Hispanic and other cultures, this is more like Christmas Eve, as the Three Wise Men bring gifts that night, and therefore decorations are left up longer.[citation needed] The same is true[citation needed] in Eastern Churches which often observe Christmas according to the Julian Calendar, thus making it fall 13 days later.
In some places Christmas decorations are traditionally taken down on Twelfth Night, the evening of January 5 or January 6. The difference in this date is due to the fact that some count Christmas Day as the first day of Christmas, whereas for others Christmas Day is a feast day in its own right, and the first full day of the Christmas Season is December 26. In Hispanic and other cultures, this is more like Christmas Eve, as the Three Wise Men bring gifts that night, and therefore decorations are left up longer.[citation needed] The same is true[citation needed] in Eastern Churches which often observe Christmas according to the Julian Calendar, thus making it fall 13 days later.
A clear glass tube is heated over an open flame. It is then inserted into a mold. The glassblower then blows into the end of the tube. The glass expands to fill the mold. The glass takes on the shape of the mold. It is cooled. A silver nitrate solution is swirled about inside the ornament. This gives the ornament a silver glow. The outside of the ornament is painted or decorated with metal trims, paper clippings, etc.[11]
Create beautiful windows with The Window Wonder (TM) a snap-together window frame for most miniature Christmas light sets. The Window Wonder (TM) is a snap-together plastic frame that you size to your windows. Notches within the frame are designed to hold miniature Christmas lights. Most sizes any length of string. The frame is secured between the window sill and top window jamb. With The Window Wonder there are no staples tacks or tape to mar your woodwork. Lights are precisely spaced and...

Give columns the appearance of being covered in ice this holiday season. Clear mini lights wired in a net pattern make it simple to decorate columns for Christmas. Stackable plugs allow you to connect up to 3 sets together, so you spend less time searching for extra outlets. The durable wire and end to end connectors make these column wraps perfect for easy installation. Don't settle for boring naked columns at your next holiday event. Illuminate them in no time with column wraps!
A Christmas tree is the centerpiece of holiday decorating. It's the focal point of the room and the spot where all the kids gather to check out their Christmas loot. Artificial trees come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from tall and narrow firs that easily slide into corners to robust pines that fill wide, open spaces. As you browse the selection of trees, look for one that fits in the room you have available. You also should consider how much time you want to spend setting up and decorating the tree. Pre-lit trees save you time since you skip the step of stinging the lights. If you like your trees with a light dusting of snow, consider a flocked tree that already has the embellishment added to the branches.
Restore a brilliant and elegant flair to that old light strand with this deLIGHTful pack of transparent C9 replacement lamps! 25 clear C9 replacement lamps will shine brightly with a classically clean appeal. Commercial grade, these replacement bulbs feature weatherproof bases and fade-and peel-resistant coatings to withstand winter weather and corrosive ocean air.
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Dresdens are three-dimensional ornaments. They are made of paper, card, or cardboard. Dresdens were produced mostly in Dresden and Leipzig, Germany, from the 1860s to WWI. They were originally priced between 1 and 60 cents. Subjects included animals and birds, suns and moons, humans, carriages and ships, etc. Some Dresdens were flat, allowing the buyer to collect them in scrapbooks.
Very pleasing effect. LEDs are cool-white. "Tail" effect suggests more comet than snowflakes, as does the speed. When first turned on, all tubes are 'in sync," but they drift apart over time, which is good, since random timing between tubes is more pleasing. Wire between tubes is about 13", so that is the maximum spacing when hung. Strings can be tied end-to-end. We are powering three strings using only one of the 5V power supplies that came with them. This is convenient, since AC power is needed only at one end of the group. No info on how many strings will run from a single power supply, but we can attest that at least three do. Still photos do not do them justice. Neither does my video, because they're much more impressive at night, but I wanted daylight ... full review

Outdoor Christmas lights are a wonderful way to share your Christmas spirit with the whole neighborhood. At Improvements, we have dozens of ways to light up the outdoors at Christmastime. Guide family and friends to your door with cheerful Christmas pathway lights to light their way, or cover the lights that flank your door with whimsical snowman porch light covers. Traditional Christmas lights and projector systems are perfect too!
Featuring ten efficient LED lights encased in bright Featuring ten efficient LED lights encased in bright yellow and green pineapple designs creates the tropical appeal of the Pineapple LED String Lights. Easily suspended along banisters windows bed boards or home bars the string lights create a festive ambiance for your residence. Two AA batteries (not included) power the ...  More + Product Details Close
This Penguins Family Playing on Ice Yard Christmas Inflatable is great for decor in and out of the home. The lighted design makes it perfect for your nighttime display. It can also be a great addition to your family photo. The lightweight material and self-inflating design make it easy for anyone in the family to set up and take down. Once deflated, its compact design makes storage easy and allows it to be stored not for use in temperatures below 14°F or 10°C almost anywhere. Do not inflate...
“We wanted to do a candy-cane column for the holidays, and finding solid-red LED strands that were as bright as our cool white lights was a challenge. There are tons of ‘fairy’ strands out there, but they are very dim when placed near normal LED strands and have a high failure rating outside in our experience. These lights are PERFECT! Very bright, solid construction. Highly recommend these lights!”
The Christmas tree is sometimes explained as a Christianization of pagan tradition and ritual surrounding the winter solstice, which included the use of evergreen boughs, and an adaptation of pagan tree worship.[6] The English-language phrase "Christmas tree" is first recorded in 1835[7] and represents an importation from the German language. The modern Christmas tree tradition, though, is believed to have begun in Germany in the 18th century[6] though many argue that Martin Luther began the tradition in the 16th century.[8][9] From Germany the custom was introduced to England, first via Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, and then more successfully by Prince Albert during the early reign of Queen Victoria. The influential 1840s image of the Queen's decorated evergreen was republished in the U.S, and as the first widely circulated picture of a decorated Christmas tree in America, the custom there spread.[10] Christmas trees may be decorated with lights and ornaments.
Positive and negative molds were set into a press. A moistened sheet of card was put into the press. The images were pressed. When they had dried, they were sent to cottage workers for the finishing touches. This involved separating the form-halves from the card, trimming ragged edges, and gluing the two halves together. The form was then gilded, silvered, or hand-painted. Sometimes a small gift or sweet was put into the form. Forms were usually no larger than five inches.[14][15]
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