Unless you're going for an ultra-minimalist look, your tree needs some decoration. This is a great way to give your tree some character, show off your personality and have some fun. Ball ornaments are great for adding color to the tree and establishing dominant hues. Look for ornaments with a shiny finish to reflect and amplify light, or choose a glittery finish if you want an icy glow. Blown glass ornaments shaped like birds, bows, and branches give the tree a classic aura. Consider adding ribbon or garland cascading down the side of the tree or add sprigs of holly, pinecones and flowers for a more natural look. Don't forget the tinsel if you want a tree that really sparkles in the evening light.
We offer a large inventory of led & incandescent mini lights, in traditional or icicle styles. Our selection also includes wide angle lights, rope lights, and specialty lights including novelty styles, retro bubble lights, micro rice lights, and more! Whether you are decorating your home for the holidays, creating an inviting porch retreat, or creating a crafty masterpiece, you can find lights for any occasion right here!
The positive thing is that most miniature bulbs have a shunt inside of them to keep the entire string of lights lit if a bulb filament burns out. The key is to quickly replace the burned-out bulb. The shunt will allow the rest of the lights to remain lit, but it will increase the voltage in the rest of the bulbs, reducing their lifetime. With miniatures, you get what you pay for, so get a quality set of lights, and don't connect more than three sets of strings.
LED Mega Sphere Lighted Display is a beautiful and versatile decoration. These vibrant balls of light are wrapped in LED mini lights for a brilliant glow and superior energy efficiency. Complete with a 6" lead, included S-hook and collapsible design, this mega sphere is as easy to install as it is to store, making them convenient enough to use on any occasion.
Restore an emerald flair to that old light strand with this deLIGHTful pack of transparent C7 replacement lamps! 25 green-colored C7 replacement lamps are double-coated with pigment to shine brightly with rich color. Commercial grade, these replacement bulbs feature weatherproof bases and fade-and peel-resistant coatings to withstand winter weather and corrosive ocean air.
You can buy these in strands of 25 bulbs or larger strands of 100 bulbs. The 25-bulb strands can be connected together (daisy chained) up to a maximum of three strands; 100-bulb strands should be connected separately. Don't connect them together! The C7 and C9 strands use a standard screw-in candelabra base for easy bulb replacement. The strands are connected so if one bulb fails it only affects itself. Buying light strands with inner fuses is a great idea to prevent excess current on the strands.
From that point on, electrically illuminated Christmas trees, but only indoors, grew with mounting enthusiasm in the United States and elsewhere. San Diego in 1904, Appleton, Wisconsin in 1909, and New York City in 1912 were the first recorded instances of the use of Christmas lights outside. McAdenville, North Carolina claims to have been the first in 1956. The Library of Congress credits the town for inventing "the tradition of decorating evergreen trees with Christmas lights dates back to 1956 when the McAdenville Men's Club conceived of the idea of decorating a few trees around the McAdenville Community Center." However, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has had "lights" since 1931, but did not have real electric lights until 1956. Furthermore, Philadelphia's Christmas Light Show and Disney's Christmas Tree also began in 1956. Though General Electric sponsored community lighting competitions during the 1920s, it would take until the mid-1950s for the use of such lights to be adopted by average households.
In 1963, a boycott of Christmas lights was done in Greenville, North Carolina to protest the segregation that kept blacks from being employed by downtown businesses in Greenville, during the Christmas sales season. Known as the Black Christmas (boycott) or "Christmas Sacrifice", it was an effective way to protest the cultural and fiscal segregation in the town with 33% black population. Light decorations in the homes, on the Christmas trees, or outside the house were not shown, and only six houses in the black community broke the boycott that Christmas.
Tired of downsizing? Throw political correctness to the wind with giant-size outdoor ornaments for your eaves, porch and trees. Up to 4 feet tall and featuring a high-gloss finish, unbreakable plastic and polyresin ornaments mimic glass in Paul Bunyonesque proportions. Some have built-in lights. Lots of styles and colors are available for $100 to $150.
Wreaths are made from real or artificial conifer branches, or sometimes other broadleaf evergreens or holly. Several types of evergreen or even deciduous branches may be used in the same wreath, along with pinecones and sprays of berries, and Christmas ornaments including jingle bells. A bow is usually used at the top or bottom, and an electric or unlit candle may be placed in the middle. Christmas lights are often used, and they may be hung from door or windows, and sometimes walls, lampposts and light fixtures, or even statuary. Since the 19th century, the poinsettia, a native plant from Mexico, has been associated with Christmas.
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...
In many countries, Christmas lights, as well as other Christmas decorations, are traditionally erected on or around the first day of Advent. In the Western Christian world, the two traditional days when Christmas lights are removed are Twelfth Night and Candlemas, the latter of which ends the Christmas-Epiphany season in some denominations. Leaving the decorations up beyond Candlemas is historically considered to be inauspicious.
Bring a shimmering glow to your decorations with this indoor or outdoor shimmering lighted ‘Give Thanks’ pumpkin ornamental. This pumpkin comes with 10 clear mini light bulbs and 28" of lead wire on a black cord that will plug into any standard 120v/60Hz wall socket. Our pumpkin is 12" tall by 16" wide and contains a suction cup to easily stick to any window or flat surface.
Another option for outdoor lighting is the "miniature," which costs less and consumes less power than the classic outdoor light string. It can be used around the perimeter of your home, as well as in trees. In most cases, the miniature comes in strands of 50 or 100. The strings run in series, which means if one bulb or socket fails, you can lose a whole section.
Create an enchanting warm atmosphere in your home or garden and illuminate the night with these beautiful solar powered lights. Aleko solar powered decorating lights require no outlet. Now decorate anywhere without dangerous extension cords and without being limited to just decorating inside your house or near outlets. Drape these lights around your yard trees, bushes, fences, and much more. Solar panel converts sunshine into electricity during the day and lights turn on automatically at night....
We make sure you have the perfect gifts for every holiday and everyone in your family. From fabulous faux fur to luxurious leather, there is something for everyone. With our monogram shop, you can make gifts extra special by adding initials or symbols that express your love. We offer wine and cocktail gifts for your favorite hostess and gifts that give back by donating a portion of proceeds or products to people in need across the globe.
Celebrate the season in elegant style with Christmas decorations from Frontgate. Our artificial Christmas trees are modeled after Mother Nature's most beautiful varieties, and then meticulously pre-strung with the industry's brightest lights. Their sturdy needles and boughs are perfect for hanging Christmas ornaments of every shape and size – from traditional hand-blown globes to whimsical artisan-made collectibles. This Christmas, deck your halls with heirloom-worthy holiday decorations that will bring joy and cheer for years to come.
I swear, these are the faultiest lights EVER. I ordered one and then realizing that I needed two, turned around and ordered a second one to arrive a day later. The first one showed up, I plugged it in, two bulbs were out and then POOF, the whole string died. I returned that string and hoped for better results with the second one. That one arrived working. I set them up. The next day when I flicked my switch, two bulbs had already burned out.
Order samples. If you don’t have a great feel for how many lights to order – or if you’ll like the style or color, order a few strands and install them and see what they look like after dark. Practice how you are going to wrap your trees and based on installing a set or two, you can roughly estimate how many lights you’ll need for the rest of your trees.
In the United Kingdom, electrically powered Christmas lights are generally known as fairy lights. In 1881, the Savoy Theatre, London was the first building in the world to be lit entirely by electricity. Sir Joseph Swan, pioneer of the incandescent light bulb, supplied about 1,200 Swan incandescent lamps, and a year later, the Savoy owner Richard D'Oyly Carte equipped the principal fairies with miniature lighting supplied by the Swan United Electric Lamp Company, for the opening night of the Gilbert and Sullivan opera Iolanthe on 25 November 1882. The term 'fairy lights', describing 'a small coloured light used in illuminations' had already entered English: its usage for a string of electrically powered Christmas lights has been common in the UK ever since.
The illuminated Christmas tree became established in the United Kingdom during Queen Victoria's reign, and through emigration spread to North America and Australia. In her journal for Christmas Eve 1832, the delighted 13-year-old princess wrote, "After dinner.. we then went into the drawing-room near the dining-room. There were two large round tables on which were placed two trees hung with lights and sugar ornaments. All the presents being placed round the trees". Until the availability of inexpensive electrical power in the early twentieth century, miniature candles were commonly (and in some cultures still are) used.