DIY Preparation For Christmas

If you’re like us, you can’t help but start planning your yearly Christmas light setup early. Even if you’re not planning anything extravagant, it’s important to get your ideas fully fleshed out early. Starting now in spring will give you plenty of time to decide how to proceed this Christmas season. While you can always hire people to hang lights and decorate your house, that can add up quickly, and there’s just something special about completing a DIY job on your home.

Check out what The Christmas Light Emporium has in stock to help you come up with some amazing ideas for your next light show. We have a huge variety of Christmas lights, ornaments, and decorations. If you see something you love, order now before the busy season when we may be low on stock.

Pick A Theme

You may have several different types of decorations stored away, or you may be interested in a variety of styles as you’re planning, but it is important to narrow down an overall theme or color scheme so your home doesn’t look too cluttered or crazy. During this planning phase, consider the overall landscape design of your home. If you have a small yard with a tree, hanging a simple wreath with some colored lights may be a good choice. However, if you have a bigger yard, creating a scene with fun figures like Santa in his sleigh could be a fun alternative.

Consider Your Budget — Both Financial And Power

We’ve all seen the insane Christmas light sets that are choreographed to music and use thousands upon thousands of lights. Those are amazing! But they take a large amount of energy and money to produce. Before you create an extravagant plan, make sure you have the ability to power your production. Each package will let you know the power draw of the lights inside, and you can check your home to make sure that you are able to give the lights all they need and more to shine brightly without any issues. 

Once you are sure you can provide your lights with power, take your monetary budget into consideration. Buy during sales throughout the year, especially shortly after Christmas when many retailers are trying to liquidate extra stock. It’s important to think out your plan ahead of time so you do not overspend on money, or leave your lightscape lacking.

To view a full breakdown of how to calculate energy costs and power breakdowns, head to our DIY decorating page to learn more!

Popular LED Options

Christmas lights are the best way that we know of to bring holiday cheer to those around you during the cold nights of winter. Here are some of the most popular types of LED lights that we offer, but be sure to check out our Christmas light buyer’s guide to find the right fit for you. Almost all varieties of Christmas light have a letter and number designation so you can find exactly what you are looking for with ease. 

  • Mini (M5) LED Lights
  • LED C7 Lights
  • LED Wide Angle Mini Lights

Mini (M5) LED Lights

These classic lighting options are great for indoor or outdoor lighting displays, and they come in assorted colors.

LED C7 Lights

While similar to the M5 lights, C7 LEDs emit more light than mini lights, and they can be more affordable for outdoor decoration.

LED Wide Angle Mini Lights

If you need a bit of a different look than traditional lights, wide angle lights make unique displays for your Christmas light show.

Popular String Light Options

When you are buying Christmas lights, it’s not only important to consider the types of bulbs, but also the types of strings that the bulbs will be hanging on. Depending on your goals, you may choose only one of these types of strings, or you may choose a combination of a few in order to truly make your property pop. Explore the following types of lights at The Christmas Light Emporium: 

  • Traditional
  • Icicle Lights
  • Net Lights
  • Rope Lights
  • Light Curtains

Shop Now For Your Christmas Lights

As you are working towards your plans, shop for incredible Christmas lights, wreaths, garland, LED decor, yard art, and more from The Christmas Light Emporium. We have Christmas gear in stock all year round! Get in touch with our team of elves to discuss the best options for your own displays later in the year.

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