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Christmas Light Safety with Professional Installation

With Christmas just around the corner, everyone wants their house to stand out with exquisite Christmas lights. But, there are some safety concerns that you should consider before you try doing it yourself. If you want to make sure that your house is a sight to behold and not a fire hazard, consider hiring a professional to install your Christmas lights.

Christmas Light Safety with Professional Installation

Benefits of Professional Christmas Light Installation

Hire a professional installer who has all the right equipment and training to install your lights safely and effectively. It will save you time and possible complications in the future.

Christmas lighting specialists know the various kinds of lights and materials. They know what you need to install a mega amount of lights and avoid creating a hazard. They also know and how to install strings of lights to illuminate your house. They can do all this in the most beautiful and safe way possible. Getting a competent set of hands to light up your lovely home is important.

Our installation professionals deliver the kind of safe and durable light displays that will withstand winter weather. It is important to hire professional installers to ensure a safe installation. Qualified personnel will have the safety equipment and training to prevent accident and injury,. They know what kind of extension cords to use and how to avoid overloading a circuit to avoid creating a hazard.

It’s a good practice to schedule your Christmas light installation for October or early November. Call today to schedule your appointment with one of our own Christmas light professionals. Holiday lighting specialists get booked fast this time of year. The longer you wait the harder it will be to get an appointment. Secure your spot now by calling 855-578-2755 and make your Christmas lights display a beautiful gift to your community.

The primary benefits of utilizing our services are that we excel at the installation, removal, boxing, and storage of your colorful Christmas lights. And removal and storage are included in the cost of installation.

We can provide quality lighting services for homes, commercial buildings, subdivision entrances, retirement communities, etc.

If you are interested in our help with your lights, give us a call at 855-578-2755. We will be happy to help you!

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Five Star Holiday Décor is a full service company of holiday lighting specialists. Their expertise will have your home lit up and fabulous for the holiday season giving your home holiday style without the hassle. Click here for a free estimate.

A Guide to Christmas Light Services and Installation 

Are you the kind of person who plans to do your own Christmas lights installation on the house and then fails to do so, either because you waited too long and the snow and cold weather are too much or because you get on the ladder and suddenly remember how much you hate heights? Or do you put them up and then turn them on only to discover that the lights are sagging on one end or an entire section of lights has gone out despite your best efforts?

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Let’s face it, installing lights on your house is not a fun job. It’s tedious, time consuming and scary. Why not just have a holiday lighting specialist do it for you? They have all the equipment and skills to get the job done quickly and right. If you have never had a professional lighting specialist install Christmas lights for you, let me walk you through the process so you know what to expect.

Choose a Holiday Lighting Specialist

The first step is to determine which Christmas light specialists you are going with. At Five Star Holiday Decor the pricing includes installation, take down and storage of your lights until the Christmas season rolls around again.

Remember you can always call for a free estimate, It’s just an estimate and you are in no way obligated to go with the first estimate you are offered.

If you choose to go with Five Star Holiday Decor, our estimator will come to your home, listen to your ideas and make some recommendations. Next, the estimator will use a specially designed bid program that will tell him how many lights your exterior Christmas decorating project will require and give you an accurate quote for the job.

If the initial quote is too high for your budget, our estimator will work with you to find alternative solutions to bring the price down. The estimator may do this by either cutting back on the amount of lights that will be displayed, or by changing the kind of lights they plan to install for a less expensive option.

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These guys do the scary stuff, like climbing the ladder, so you don’t have to.

How Early Should you Schedule an Estimator?

Generally you can call to schedule your Christmas light installation jobs anywhere between August and December. If you wait ‘til November however, you are pushing your luck as they may already be completely booked for the season. Essentially, the sooner you call them better. If it is later in the season, don’t delay, give them a call anyway.

When Do They Begin Hanging Lights?

Our lighting specialists can begin hanging lights as early as October. In some cases these October lighting jobs are specifically for Halloween – yes, we have Halloween lights too – but they also begin hanging lights for the Christmas season. If you schedule your Christmas lighting job that early, try to resist the urge to jump the gun and turn those babies on too early. Your neighbor, Mr. Scrooge might get annoyed.

We’ll Bring the Lights

As part of the installation fee we provide the Christmas lights for the installation job. We order our lights from a trusted source that we know are safe and durable. They can also provide garland and wreaths for your building’s exterior if that strikes your fancy.

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Five Star Holiday Decor can also install wreaths and garland.

Can You Use Your Own lights?

Nope, sorry! We want to know we can stand behind every light we hang. We have a trusted source for Christmas lights and we know they won’t let you down. They are high quality and safe. We have a ton of options to choose from, including both incandescent and LED lights in all sizes, varieties and colors. From LED Mini’s to C9 incandescent transparent or opaque lights, there are many options to choose from, but I’ll let the Christmas light specialist show you all that fun stuff.

What Happens After Christmas?

After the holiday festivities are through and you have had your fun with your fantastic Christmas light display blowing all you neighbors pettily light displays out of the snow, our Christmas lighting specialist will come out and remove the lights from your home and yard for you so you don’t have to. We carefully wrap, package and mark your lights and then store them at our facility, so you can use the lights again next year. If you think about how much space all those lights would take up in your garage, this is a great offer. Did I mention that removal and storage is included as part of the installation package? Cool right? Come August, give Five Star Holiday Decor a call to schedule your Christmas lighting specialist for the upcoming holiday season.

What Else do these Five Star Holiday Decor Specialists Do?

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Yes, they even put lights on commercial and public locations as well.

Let it be known that Five Star Holiday Decor doesn’t just do Christmas light installs, they also put up lights for Halloween and special events like weddings and any other event that might require a few beautiful strands of lights to make the venue glow and the event even more special. They can also take on larger commercial lighting jobs like installing lights on Main Street downtown.

There you have it, our lighting specialists are skilled and can bring Christmas Cheer or Halloween spooks to any residential or commercial location, and mood lighting and ambiance to any special events you need lit.

We have all kinds decorating ideas for you. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more decorating ideas to brighten your home and neighborhood.

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Tired of hanging up the same old Christmas decorations year after year? This holiday season, spice up those boring strands into one of these unusual deLIGHTS!

Bare bulbs are so last Christmas. Dress them up with Dixie Cups…

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Or tulle…

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Or throw on some of these plastic bows that you likely own in surplus…

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Or paper cupcake casings!

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If you’re fancy, consider springing for the tin casings and matching cookie cutters.

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You could always go outside and grab a few twigs…

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Or take a day off work to build this elaborate lighted twig chandelier.

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Did you ball up your twigs in frustration? Not to worry! Throw some lights on your twig spheres, and toss them in an outdoor birdbath!

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You can stuff Christmas lights into almost anything. Like Mason Jars…

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Wine bottles…

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Basically any odd-shaped glass container.

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Have an extra white canvas? Poke some lights through it, and VOILA – Christmas art!

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You can even craft a decorative curtain for your bed…

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Or your door!

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What about this fun zig-zaggedy Christmas tree for your wall?

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“Burned out” on these ideas? Make cute bows for your Christmas presents…

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Or fuller bows for home decor!

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Don’t overcomplicate things. At the very least, you can manage to twirl a few lights around your dog for a fun photo op (or comic relief).

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Enjoy your newly upcycled Christmas decor!


 

Here at Five Star Holiday Decor, we know what light can do to set the mood and tone for your space. We especially encourage the use of lighting for your holiday displays. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we thought we’d share a few ideas we found that are sure to brighten up your dinner table this year:

1) Candles and Greenery: This display of white candles garnished with natural elements (pine branches, Oranges and pinecones) creates a simple table setting with an element of delicate contrast.

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2) Tree Lanterns: If you live in an area where it’s warm enough to enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner outside, these lanterns interspersed in the limbs of a sprawling tree create a fun, yet beautiful environment for your family feast.

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3) Votives in a Mason Jar: Votive candles placed in Mason Jars are a popular way to create a beautiful runner of elegant lighting for your Thanksgiving table this year.

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4) Message in a Bottle: If you want to enhance the Mason Jar idea and get even more creative, table candles in long-neck bottles are a unique variation of the illuminated jar concept.

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5) Under Glow: Running low on table surface area? You can still bring illuminate your table by simply running Christmas lights underneath the table cloth and placing small candles between each place setting.

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6) Halloween Leftovers: Unsure how to use those small pumpkins leftover from your Halloween decorations? Use them along with other fall decor (leaves, berries, twigs, etc.) and add candles to create a lovely light display for the center of your table.

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7) Frosted Pumpkins: If the above suggestion proved just too simple, feel free to frost the small pumpkins with glitter, empty out their insides and add a candle to the centers for a more complicated, yet equally as beautiful centerpiece.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Five Star Holiday Decor!

Perhaps nothing says “Halloween” better than the season’s iconic pumpkin. Jack-o-lantern carvings have long adorned the front porches of neighborhood homes across the country, but the traditional crescent smiles and triangle eyes of years gone by are now being upgraded for more festive displays.

Spice up your Halloween with some of this season’s most creative pumpkin ideas!

1) Painted Pumpkin

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2) Monogrammed Pumpkin

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3) Mummy-o-lantern

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4) Sour Pumpkin

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5) Pumpkin in Fishnets

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6) It-grew-legs! Pumpkin

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7) Twirly-eyed Pumpkin

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8) Leg-o-lanterns

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9) Grandmama’kin

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9) Topiary House Number Pumpkins

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10) Bedazzled Pumpkins

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11) Duct-tape-o-lantern

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12) Shake-the-glitter Pumpkins

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For Immediate Release

Lights separated into component parts and recycled; donors receive 10% discount off in holiday spirit

With Spring-cleaning fever upon us, it is tempting to throw junk away rather than deal with the hassle of recycling it properly. To make life a little easier and our eco footprint a little smaller Five Star Holiday Decor is accepting Christmas light donations.

Five Star’s recycling program will break the lights down into glass, copper, and plastic and recycle each component responsibly. Donors are asked to mail their lights to the corporate office and to include their e-mail address with their recycled lights to receive a 10% discount from any Five Star service. A portion of the proceeds from this promotion will be donated to Toys for Tots.

President of Five Star Holiday Décor, Mark Knoch said, “We’re excited to do our part in being as ecologically responsible as possible. Each year, countless strands of Christmas lights are thrown away because a single bulb goes out or breaks. We’re hoping to reduce that waste.”

To participate in Five Star’s Recycling Program, Christmas lights can be mailed to:
Five Star Holiday Decor
Light Recycling Program
938 South 2000 West #240
Springville, UT 84663
(801) 851-5522

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For More Information:
Tiffany Lieu
Public Relations Manager
tlieu@fivestarfranchising.com
(801) 806-4223
928 North 2000 East Suite 220
Springville, UT 84663

Answer: When Christmas lights are also eco-friendly!

While this house is saying ‘Happy Holidays’ to extra terrestrials in outer space, Five Star Holiday Décor wants to take a more modest approach and say Happy Holidays to the neighbors as well as to Mother Earth.  We encourage green alternatives when decorating your home this holiday season by using LED lights to help spread the holiday cheer. LED lights have many benefits:  they are long lasting, durable, energy efficient and don’t emit heat.

Long-lasting

Bulbs for LED lights last 10 times as long as fluorescent bulbs, which means not as many bulbs need to be replaced. The fewer number of bulbs is just one way that LED lights can help save you money.

Durable

Once the filament of a fluorescent bulb is shifted out of place by a simple shake or jiggle the bulb is no longer in working order.  LED are build solid through and through so they won’t break under the same jarring, bumping and pressure that would break a fluorescents bulb.

Cool

Unlike fluorescent bulbs, LEDs do not generate a lot of heat. For your every-day in-home use, LEDs are a great idea in the summer because it will actually require you to use less of your air conditioning since the lights won’t give off warmth. For the outside of your house, you won’t have to worry about putting lights on a dry tree or brush because it will not ignite.

Energy Efficient

As you can already tell, LED can save many in many different ways. One of most direct ways you can save money is seen through the electric bill. They require so little power that even solar panel energy can be used to brighten your house this holiday season. In fact, LED light bulbs use only about 20% as much electricity to produce the same amount of light as incandescent bulbs. However, because the LED bulbs direct a larger percentage of light where it is needed, in many applications that are as much as ten times as effective as incandescent bulbs, reducing energy use by 90%. [Source]

LEDs are initially more expensive than the traditional bulbs, but in the long run, they require less upkeep cost and they can last longer! LEDs come in bright colors such as green, red, blue and yellow. Give the gift that gives for the whole season as well as the next.

Here at Five Star Holiday Décor, we love when people are as passionate about giving back to the environment as we are. A special service we are very proud to provide is the option to have a living Christmas tree delivered to your home.

An estimated 50 million households in the U.S. use artificial trees. Although these trees can be reused for years, once they have been thrown away they will never biodegrade. Rick Dungey, the communications director for the National Christmas Tree Association, says, “It’s always better to use a natural product over an artificial one.”

How is a “living” tree different from a “live” tree? A live tree, though festive and beautiful, cannot be replanted back into the earth. A living tree can. We have partnered with Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) to be able to deliver live Christmas trees to your home. When the holidays are over you can keep the tree and plant it yourself or we will pick up your tree and deliver it to our tree planting partners to be planted in your local community.

These top-quality trees are selected from the best farms in the nation and are grown in containers, as opposed to being grown in the ground and then transported to a container. This ensures a root development system that makes transplantation of the trees much more successful.

Living Christmas trees become more popular each year because of their advantages over live trees. They are less flammable than either cut trees or polyvinyl fake trees. Living trees also contribute to positive indoor air quality. Best of all, living trees can provide year-round beauty when replanted into the landscape.

Sam Zamarripa, a former State Senator from Georgia, has been a fan of the Living Tree concept for many years. To help all our eco-conscious friends get into the holiday spirit, Sam wrote the following song “Let’s Go Watch it Grow” which features vocalist Jason Bowen and arranger Eddie Horst.

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Gift-giving is a staple of the holidays; thankfully, all the remaining gift-wrap doesn’t have to be. Here at Five Star Holiday Décor, we understand the importance of taking care of the environment. Here are some ways to reduce the amount of gift-wrap waste created this holiday season:

Reusing gift wrap may seem silly, but unless the gift wrap has been ripped to shreds, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to use it again. (Just be sure not to give it back to the person who gave it to you!) In fact, Robery Lilinfeld, author of Use Less Stuff: Environmental Solutions for Who We Really Are, says that if every family reused just 2 feet of holiday ribbon, the 38,000 miles of ribbon saved could tie a bow around the entire planet. You can give your gift wrap a new and personalized touch by turning it over and letting your little ones draw on it – homemade wrapping paper can put a smile on anyone’s face.

Reuse gift boxes to help reduce waste

Gift bags and boxes, if kept in good condition, can be reused easily. So can tissue paper if you’re careful. To keep it from looking old and wrinkled, simply iron it (low setting, no steam) and your tissue paper will be crisp and wrinkle-free!

If you use a little creativity in your gift-wrapping, you can avoid bringing more paper waste into the holiday season. Make the wrapping a part of your gift! For example, you can wrap a dish set in a matching dish towel. Reusable cloth bags and sacks also make for great wrapping. Remember– not all gifts require wrapping. The most treasured gifts often come in the form of time spent with loved ones.

Not all gifts need wrapping

Even if your own family is being careful, you are still likely to receive tons of paper-wrapped gifts from others. You do have some alternatives to throwing all that gift wrap away; instead, save big pieces to cover a cardboard box to make a reusable gift box or put smaller or torn scraps through the shredder and use it for packaging in mailing boxes or gift bags. Excess wrapping can also be used to give a bulletin board a seasonal flair or as lining in cupboards and drawers.

In the season of charity and good will there is no reason we can’t give back to the environment too! Use these tips to help make your holidays a little more green.

During your holiday celebrations, in the midst of the joviality, it might be common for a friend to say, “The roof is on fire!” However, if he’s being literal when he makes such a statement, it suddenly becomes a lot less fun.

A lot of people assume that if the lights they used last year didn’t create any unnecessary friction (except for maybe with your neighbors who were hoping you’d take them down a little bit before the fourth of July), they’ll be good for at least one more year of use. Not so, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. They urge you to thoroughly check your old holiday lights to ensure that there is no fraying or exposed wire.

It’s good to also keep in mind that trees are the next best thing to kindling you probably have in your home.  Make sure to vacuum up all of the dried needles that start piling up around your tree the longer you’ve had it. And while putting live candles might seem like a romantic call back to the original tradition of tree decoration, it’s never a good idea,

 

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whether or not you are in your home at the time. Electric lights aren’t entirely foolproof: you should never leave your home with lights still on, no matter how cheerful it makes you feel to walk back into your multi-colored home. According the Iowa Department of Public Safety, 48% of all Christmas tree fires are started by faulty lighting and 21% of holiday home fires are started by Christmas trees. It’s probably a good idea to ensure that the lights you’re using are appropriate for the outdoor or indoor use they’re intended for. A UL certification by the independent Underwriters Laboratories, which tests for electric shock and fire prevention couldn’t hurt matters, either.

Although things can obviously go a little bit differently than planned, it’s easy to take the small but necessary precautions to prevent problems. Just a simple check to make sure you’re lights aren’t falling apart could avert unnecessary trauma.