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I've decided to write this blog to help out all the Newbies out there. I've never written a blog before nor have I done Christmas lights to the extent of the folks on this forum and the may other forums that I have now found thanks to this forum.

Christmas of 2009 was my first year of sound and music dancing lights. I used a "Mr. Christmas" type display. 6 channels. The plan for year 2 is to have 6 times that many channels. As I figure out what I'm doing, I'm going to try to post here my findings in hopes that others might find it useful.

  1. small trees

    On a recent trip to HD/Lowe's/Ace, I priced out some tomato cages. They were between $3-5 each. Then you add in lights and wire ties and they start to get expensive.

    Am I seeing those numbers right? Can I just take some wire mesh and turn them into cones and go from there? Or is that not any cheaper? Need to really figure out how many trees I want to do, especially at those prices. Now I know why you guys are shopping for stuff out of season...

    Updated 05-08-2010 at 03:27 PM by scottmcl

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