Christmas lights are what we really look forward to during Christmas time. When we drive through our local cities and towns, it’s the Christmas lights that carry the holiday spirit during those cold winters. As a matter of fact, Christmas lights started as a way to brighten the mood during the winter months (as well as provide central heating). Today, the tradition has resonated and continues to provide jolliness and warmth for the entire month of December.
In order to provide this source of cheer, you need to pick out the lights that are just right for your home. Luckily, Christmas Ltd. has you covered. Below, we have listed our ten favorite lights sold at Christmas Ltd. Visit our store to see over 100 light sets and pick out the one just right for you!
The Wide Angle LED Christmas Lights add new reliable new technology to the beloved classic Christmas design. These 50 multicolored lights eliminate flickering through a patented rectifier built into each bulb. Additionally, when one bulb burns out, the rest remain lit. These bulbs are also engineered to last 10 times longer than normal lights, while also using just 1/10 of the energy that other incandescent sets do.
The Clear Mini Christmas Lights are delicately assorted on a white wire, which will blend perfectly with most walls, fences, or anything white. If one of these bulbs burns out, all of the other ones stay lit. In addition, the patented external lamp lock holds bulbs in their sockets for extra safe decorating.
The nerd is strong with this one.
Like to decorate your house with trinkets from your favorite classic sci-fi? The Yoda Christmas Lights will help you do just that. These ten Yoda bulbs are spread on a thirty-inch wire. Decorate these in your entertainment room where you watch Star Wars…or wherever you wish for the holiday force to be strongest…
Not getting any snow? Who cares? We have something much better: glowing snowfall. The Multicolor LED Snowfall Curtain Christmas Lights come with 18 glowing “tubes” which release a magical snowfall effect right in your home. Each one of these tubes is 7 inches long and comes with an adapter so the lights stay powered safely. Set these tubes up outside your window to see glowing snow constantly falling, or set them up inside your house so it looks like…well…glowing snow is constantly falling! Either way, you cannot go wrong!
Get ready for a countryside Christmas with the Jingle Bells Shotgun Shells. This 8-foot string holds 10 real red and green shotgun shells, lit up with a white light. This is the perfect decoration for any rural setting, hunting cabin, or just the home of a true marksman or markswoman!
The Garden Stake Christmas Lights set the perfect aura for any large space. This 197 inch cord holds 60 LED lights, each spaced seven inches apart. These lights are colored in baby blue, emerald green, light red, and gold: adorning you with the healthy colors of spring. If you want to light up an entire section of your house with some soothing colors, this is the light set to do it with.
Everyone’s having a grape time at your party when you hang the Light Grape Party Christmas lights. This light set is made up of 20 glass grape bunches, both in purple and green. These are perfect for adding a little “flavor” to your light decorating. They’re also perfect if you just really, really like grapes and want to show your enthusiasm for the wonderful fruit.
These are our best-selling Christmas lights for good reason. The Bethlehem Lighting Set has 100 clear mini-lights stemming from the traditional green wire. With GKI’s patented external lamp technology, each light is held safely in its socket. In addition, if a single bulb burns out, the other bulbs will be unaffected. Because of this, you never have to worry about the entire set burning out at the same time.
The Starlight Sphere Christmas Lights is the perfect way to add both ornamentation and lighting simultaneously. This set includes 50 mini spheres, all lit up and measuring 6 inches each. These spheres are multicolored with clear, gold, silver, and red. They’re perfect for adding more visible decorations outside or even replacing some of your normal ornaments. After all, these ones glow!
This 4×6 foot net allows you to wrap anything in lights. All you need to do is to drape/hang the Gumball Net over any area you need lit. These multicolored lights are strung together in green netting that can be used both indoors and outdoors. Like many GKI lights, you do not need to replace the entire set when 1 light burns out.
So there you have it! Our ten favorite sets of Christmas lights sold at Christmas Ltd. Check out our store today to see over 100 other light sets and complete your holiday decorating!
Every family has its own unique way of decorating for the holidays. But of all the holiday adornment, the Christmas tree is most important. The tree is the centerpiece for everything else in your home: it’s really the deciding factor on how your holiday spirit is judged. The Christmas tree is also the most communal decoration, as it takes a team effort from your entire family to dress it up right.
Christmas Ltd. has over 200 replica trees that are realistic, affordable, distinct, and useable for every year. We’ve made a short list of our ten favorite Christmas trees available in our online store. Whether you prefer traditional, modern, or transcendental tree designs, Christmas Ltd. has every tree you could ask.
In Linus’ words, “I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all really. Maybe it just needs a little love.” If you’re feeling disheartened by holiday commercialism, the Peanuts Charlie Brown Christmas tree will fill your home with heart just like it did for the Peanuts gang.
The iconic Charlie Brown Christmas Tree is an adorable recreation of the classic tree from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Complete with Linus’s blanket and the signature red ornament, this tree can be used on your table, floor, yard, or even as your main Christmas tree. The true meaning of Christmas doesn’t come with the tree’s size: it comes with its ability to bring everyone together. What tree is better at doing that?
Decorating a Christmas tree is always fun. But when your holiday duties are stacking up, it can be nice to have the work done for you. Our Longwood Pine Christmas Tree helps you with the holiday rush by having its own lights. You can simply put the tree up, plug it in, and it is ready to go. This 9-foot tree comes with a choice between multicolored lights or clear lights.
You know the song “Oh Christmas Tree”? Well, this is that tree.
Never again will you need to line up for the Christmas tree lot with false hopes of finding the perfect one. Never again will you spend hours trotting around in the forest looking for the perfect tree, slave over cutting it down, and then try to figure out how to get it home. The Bethlehem Hunter Fir Ready has the classic shape and size to garner your holiday magic every year. In addition, the tree’s pole also serves as the power outlet for all your lights. With the Instant Power Technology patented pole, no more ugly wires will be stretching across the room and stealing the atmosphere. You just have one simple, beautiful tree that can be lit in seconds.
Why dream of a white Christmas when you can have one? With coated leaves of ivory snow color, The Bethlehem Snowy Pin Flocked Christmas tree brings the white Christmas right into your living room. This tree brings a unique magic as it looks like it was brought straight in from a snowy meadow. In addition to its natural beauty and snow effects, the tree comes with clear lights that accent its flocked branches and glistening pine leaves.
The Kurt Adler Pine is our most passionately colored Christmas tree. Its leaves are a perfected vision of rich green only seen in the likes of oil paintings. The color tone recreates the healthy, lively leaves of springtime to brighten your home during the cold winter months. This 7-foot tree also comes with 300 multicolored LED lights and 1026 branch tips where you can hang every ornament, tinsel, or candy cane you have!
The silver cascading Raz Flat Flocked Christmas Tree is both realistic and enchanting. Even though it’s a towering 7.5 feet tall, the width only takes up 18 inches of ground space: making it the perfect tree for homes with tight spaces. The tree is set in an urn stand and is pre lit with 250 incandescent lights.
The Dorchester Redi is one of our most versatile and customizable trees. This tree has natural essence with its rich green pine leaves and winter pinecones. In addition to its lifelike beauty, the Dorchester Redi comes in three different heights of 4.5 feet, 7.5 feet, or 9 feet. The tree can come pre lit with warm white LED lights, or it can be issued unlit if you wish to decorate the lights yourself.
Nothing captures the full essence of Christmas decoration quite like the metropolitan areas. The city park trees in particular are a unique sight during the holiday season. Sure, it’s just a simple park tree with just a few branches, but its shape, lighting, and feel adds magic to it. Now you can bring that astonishing urban atmosphere into your own home with the Park View Elm Blossom LED Christmas Tree. With its warm white LED lights and clear firefly leaves, this is the perfect tree for either indoor or outdoor ornamentation.
The Fairmont Pine Christmas Tree is vibrant in color and realistic in style. Its pine leaves are rich green and its 500 incandescent multicolored lights accent the tree’s neat stature. If you want a tree that looks fresh out of the woods all year round, this is the perfect one for you.
Feeling trendy? The Pink Ashley Pre Lit Christmas Tree comes in the hottest pink a plant could ever be. Not only is the tree’s color bright and youthful, but it’s also adorned with matching pink incandescent lights to set the mood for any hot holiday party. The Pink Ashley comes in the full-sized 7-foot height or the more manageable 4.5-foot.
These are just a few of the many trees we have available. They all differ in style, so you several options when deciding which is perfect for your home. Click here to take a look at our store and find the reusable Christmas tree that’s just right for you!
Advent calendars are those adorable “countdown to Christmas” calendars that you put up every December. They all usually start on December 1st, informing us that there are 24 days left until Christmas. These calendars are often made in the form of one giant card. One popular design is a house with 25 windows (one for each day until Christmas). For each passing December day, you open a new window to reveal a number, which represents how many days are left until Christmas. Advent calendars have also taken the form of daily calendars, where the top of the calendar reads “days until Christmas” and each page turned represents one day closer to Christmas.
Many of the Advent calendars sold today are secular holiday-themed. However, Advent calendars have been around for over 150 years and their roots are religiously- based. Below, we have put together a quick history lesson so you can find out exactly how the Advent calendar started.
What is Advent?
In Christian churches, Advent is the season of preparation for the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term “advent” comes from the Latin term “adventus,” which translates to “coming.”
Even though our current Advent calendars have a 25-day countdown to Christmas, the season of Advent is actually 28 days long. It starts on the Sunday nearest to St. Andrew’s Day, which is November 30th (St. Andrew is the patron saint of many European and Eastern European countries). This day marks the start of the liturgical year and the nearest Sunday marks the start of the Advent calendar. Since Advent is a 28-day season that doesn’t always start on the same day, the countdown doesn’t always end on Christmas Day. However, many churches have now adopted December 1st as the beginning of the Advent season and December 25th as the end. Probably wise, right?
History of the Advent Calendar
The first-known Advent Calendar was made in 1839. This calendar was hung in a relief house in Hamburg, Germany. Prior to this, it was common for Protestant and Lutheran families to have their own “marking system” that counted down the days until Christmas. One known method was for families to draw chalk lines on their doors for each passing day leading up to the holiday. This would explain why the Advent calendar door/window design is still so popular!
Leading up to the 20th century, people began making more homemade Advent calendars. It was an especially popular German Christmas tradition, as children would draw Christmas pictures on 24 pieces of paper and hang them around their house for each day in December. This would inspire the first print Advent calendar.
In the early 1900s, Gerhard Lang created the first print Advent calendar in Germany. His version was actually inspired by a makeshift Advent calendar that his mother made for his family during his youth. His mother’s card featured 24 colored pictures that attached to a piece of cardboard and a piece of candy. Lang stuck with this method; only he added small doors that you open to reveal the pictures. This is the design commonly known today.
During this same time period, German newspapers also started including Advent calendar inserts during December. German print company Sankt Johannis further-developed Lang’s idea by producing Advent calendars with Bible verses behind each window. The Advent calendars grew in popularity until World War II, when manufacturers were forced to shut down due to the war’s rationing on cardboard. But by this time in the 1940s, Advent Calendars had branched out of Germany and were starting to take root in both American and European culture. These calendars’ designs ranged from secular holiday-themes with chocolate candies, to religious illustrations and Bible quotes.
That pretty much brings us up to date! Advent calendars started as a German holiday tradition in the mid 19th century and was eventually popularized by the rest of the world one hundred years later. Today, Advent calendars are made in the form of stockings, window-houses, cupboards, Christmas trees, and chocolate boxes. What’s your favorite kind of Advent calendar?
As your child ages into the teen years, you may struggle to find ways to continue the holiday bonding. In their infancy, it was easy. In toddler years, you had to try harder but it was still not that difficult. All you needed was prepared ideas. Now that your child is a teenager, they’re not under your supervision at all times anymore. You’re not 100% sure of their likes or interests at this point. They’ve made new friends at school, are involved in new activities, and no longer show interest towards finger painting or snow globes. What do you do to keep holiday traditions going between you and your teen?
Christmas Ltd. is here to save the day with fresh new ideas. Here are 9 ways that you can continue the Christmas bond. These grown-up activities can be equally meaningful experiences as those from their toddler years. More importantly, they now have the power to help others in the season of giving:
- Volunteer: Christmas is the best time of year for your teenager to get involved in selfless causes. There are many different volunteer efforts your teen can get involved in. These include ringing the Goodwill donations bell, bringing donated gifts to foster homes, or spending time in nursing homes.
- Pick out the Tree: You’ve always needed an extra pair of hands doing this task. Now you have them! Take your teenager out to help you pick and cut down this year’s Christmas tree. Ask them what they think about each tree as you’re both looking: “Is this one too tall?” “Do you like this one?” Make sure to engage your teenager as you pick out the tree together. Don’t just bring your teen as a spectator while you do the work and narrate it. Otherwise, it will be a very boring trip and they won’t want to do it again. Make it a fun learning experience.
- Go See a Christmas Movie Together: There’s always some kind of holiday movie out during December. Make a tradition to go with the movies with your teenager around Christmas time. Your child is closer to your intellect level now, which means you can go see something you mutually agree on.
- Trim the Christmas Tree: Your teenager is nearly full-grown. As a matter of fact, they might even be taller than you. They can now help you trim the tree, as they can reach the higher branches that they couldn’t get to before. Therefore, it can be a true team effort now. You two can even go shopping for new ornaments, tinsel, and lights to make this year’s tree special.
- Put Up the House Christmas Lights: If your teen has some real creative spark in them, they’ll want to join you in decorating the house’s Christmas lights. You two can make a blueprint plan of which colored lights should go where, as well as what other decorations the house should have. You should probably still handle all of the rooftop responsibilities so your teen can observe how careful you have to be up there. Just be sure to set a good example!
- Make a Special Holiday Dessert Together: Do both of you have a case of the sweet tooth? Open up that cookbook and learn how to make a new holiday dessert together! You can experiment with new recipes and decide on a mutual favorite to make for the entire family on Christmas.
- Send a Card to a Solider: Help your teenager see how fortunate it is to have your entire family together for the holidays. Send a card and care package to a United States solider overseas. Have your teen write a nice message to the solider, wishing them a safe return and happy holiday.
- Bake Christmas Cookies for their Classmates: There’s nothing that classmates and colleagues love more than holiday treats. With some fresh cookies, your teen will be the most popular kid in school by doing something completely kind and unselfish. How dreamy is that? Help your teen make some delicious holiday cookies for their classmates. Snickerdoodle, chocolate chip, and M&M cookies are always safe bets!
- Hold a Holiday Party: If you and your teen have a circle of friends that you’d like to celebrate the holiday season with, you could team up and have a holiday party together. This is a great bonding experience as you can meet your teen’s friends and they can meet yours. This way, you can see a little bit more of each other’s lives while also entertaining your own guests. The whole party can even come together at some point for a game of charades!
Just because your teenager is growing up doesn’t mean that your Christmas seasons have to grow apart. It might take more effort to bond with your son or daughter during teenage years, but it can be done as long as you acknowledge their maturity. With this respectable compromise as a parent, you can continue to make the moments together matter.