First things first: Hello New Neighbors! We recently moved from the Quad Cities Area (Moline, IL) back to Champaign, IL (where we originally met!) and we’ve brought our Christmas light display with us! Here’s what the display looked like in 2018: Although we’re going to miss those sky-high trees, this year (after receiving an FM Read More
It’s April and Spring is here, but Christmas is 250 days away. Time’s ticking!
OK, friends… How do you know when things might be getting seriously REAL with your Christmas light display? When you start attending conferences for light shows. Seriously – they exist. Mr. Claus and I are attending the 2021 Virtual Christmas Summit this upcoming weekend! I’m excited to learn more about the software we’re using for Read More
You might have noticed this poor ratty looking cat had no ears. Can you hear meow?
He’s so cute! He’ll join the other animals on the lawn in December, 2021.
After much work over the Thanksgiving holiday, the inflatables are up and the display is 99% complete! We’re just adding the final touches.
Here’s take 2 on creating a giant wreath! This time I used zip ties. (As Mr. Claus said the other day, “Zip ties and electrical tape are the stuff light displays are made of!”
This weekend we strung the lights on the backyard fence that faces Staley Road.
One of our hopes is to create a more modular Christmas light display that doesn’t take a ton of time to put up each year – enter window frame lights!
In our neighborhood, we all have lampposts year-round. This is the perfect prop for a Christmas light display!
While we were out working on the Christmas light display today, we had an opportunity to meet our friendly neighbor, Tyra! Howdy neighbor! 🙂 The 180 degree string light tree went up today. It has 15 strands of white lights that can all be animated individually using the light-o-rama controller that sits behind the strands. Read More