Christmas Tree Sale in August

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Visalia, California, raised more than $4,000 in August, 2011 from over 350 people bidding on 33 artificial decorated trees.  They call their annual fundraiser, Festival of Trees, a huge Christmas tree sale in August. Each tree had a theme and were decorated by volunteers.  Some of the tree themes included …

How to Jazz Up Your Christmas Tree With Novelty Lights

The first Christmas tree with electric lights belonged to Edward H. Johnson in 1882, who worked with Thomas Edison.  Since that time there have been many improvements both in style and efficiency.  You can buy round spherical lights, lighting nets, mini lights, icicle lights, rope lights, curtain lights, garland lights, solar lights, and LED lights. …

LED Christmas Lights – One of the Greatest Holiday Inventions

History of Christmas Tree Lights It is no surprise that the famous inventor, Thomas Edison, hung strings of electric lights in 1880, the year after he invented the incandescent light bulb.  Edward H. Johnson, a friend of Thomas Edison, was the first person known to use electric Christmas lights in a home.  These lights did …

Make Your Gorgeous Christmas Table

A Gorgeous Christmas Table Mother always said presentation was just as important as the food, and having a great looking table puts everyone in a festive mood.  An easy method is to start with a solid color tablecloth, then place a lace tablecloth or 2 lace runners on top of the solid tablecloth so the …

Amazing Christmas Tree Trivia

Many of us love trivia (and Christmas).  It just seems to make everything a little more interesting.  Here are some fascinating Christmas Tree Trivia: The first decorated Christmas tree was in Riga, Latvia in 1510. Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the United States since about 1850. In 2002, Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, …