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Old 11-18-2007, 10:58 AM
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I'd like to hire someone to installl our Christmas lights on our house. Has anyone used local installers that they would recommend or do you know of someone who has used local businesses they would recommend? Anyone to avoid? What colors are you/did you go with? I have seen Custom Christmas Lights by Billy Joe and they do look good but I'd like to have options.
Any and all comments are appreciated.
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Old 11-18-2007, 04:19 PM
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We've never hired out so don't have anyone in particular to recommed. Having said that, there are lots of places to check.

The grandpa of the little girl I used to provide child care for is a landscaper and does it. My ex and his family used to be florists and they used to do so as well. I even knew an electrician who would do so after hours.

If you are looking at something that's really major, check with some of the people in areas with similar displays as to what they do.
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:08 PM
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You haven't lived until you've put your life on the line at the top of a rickty ladder installing christmas lights for your family while your oldest child watches you with the cordless phone ready to dial 911 if/when you fall. (yes...she really did that)
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:04 AM
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Our two story is way too tall to risk life and limb over. We hired a landscaper and he did an excellent job. We went with the commercial grade lights and I'm so pleased. We did a combination of solid red for much of the roofline and then red and white alternating on the points of the roofline. With our white glistening dear, big decorated wreath and a 4 ft. pre lit tree in the big window over the front door, it looks great. What did everybody else do??
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:29 PM
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The house we are currently renting has a very tiny yard, so doing our yard stuff was a challenge this year. I have lots of wooden decorations I've made over the years....all crammed in somewhere. haha

All wooden....Santa on a sled with 9 reindeer - yes it includes Rudy with a lighted red nose. A stack of presents. A very large toy shop with 2 elves a sign and a small decorated tree. A snowman family with a patriotic theme.

Red bows and ribbons in various places-on the single tree in the yard-on the fence gate-above the garage-on the park bench-on the mailbox.

A large wreath above the garage door, one on the door and another ON the toy shop.

Small candy canes lining the yard at the sidewalk.

Other than the spotlights for the wooden decor, the only other lights out there are the icicles hanging at the edge of the roof. No other place to put them really.

I will be adding a couple of lit things in the two windows that will show through.
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