Lights, candles, trees! Holiday decorating trends

December 14, 2010 9:43:53 AM PST
Holiday lights and decoration are going up all over. But if you haven't quite gotten around to decorating your Christmas tree or hanging up the outdoor lights, we have some suggestions from Bob Jones Sr. of American Sales. He's got the latest on holiday decorating trends, from lights, to ornaments to trees.

Operating 7 stores throughout the Chicago suburbs and Northwest Indiana, American Sale has been a family business for in business for 50 years. Bob, who is the founder and CEO continues to hand-pick items for store inventory. The company was named Illinois Retailer of the Year!

What's new in Holiday Lighting?

  • Pure White LED Vertical Chasing Snowcicle Light -$49.99
  • Ribbon Lights - $7.99
  • Snowflake Lights - $17.99
  • Bow Swag Sculpture Lights - $29.99

Nostalgia is New:

  • Bubble Action Christmas Lights add a whimsical look to your Holiday decorating. - $9.97
  • Retro Blow Moulds are back! - $24.99 - $29.97

Ornaments go Hi-Tech: Digital LCD Photo Frame Ribbon Ornament - $9.99

Video available on website:

  • Ornament comes with a bonus black frame for year 'round use to display in your home or office
  • Full color 1.8" LCD screen
  • 128 x 160 resolution
  • 16 MB memory, holds up to 50 color images
  • Display a single photo or an automatic slide show

Bring the Outdoors in with Christmas Aromatherapy: Christmas Morning Douglas Fir Scentsicles Scented Ornaments by Enviroscent will bring your artificial tree to life and fill your home with the aroma of a fresh-cut Douglas Fir tree. - $8.99

Christmas in Motion: Powerful Revolving Artificial Tree Stand will display your Christmas Tree decorations in their entirety. Display your favorite ornaments on your tree this year and watch them revolve. $39.99 and $119.99

Don't Celebrate Christmas in the Dark -- Get the Fix! Use the Fast and Easy LightKeeper Pro to fix your Christmas miniature light sets and pre-lit Christmas trees! $17.88

New Trends in Christmas Trees:

  • Color -- Lime Green Tree - $119.99 (colors; pink, black, white, silver, red)
  • Upside Down Tree - $259.99
  • Three Branches on One Tree -- Classic Berry - $349.00
  • Instant Tree -- Pull-up and Plug-In (pre-decorated) - $179.99

For more information visit American Sale's website

Retail Locations:

  • Naperville
  • Romeoville
  • Orland Park
  • Bridgeview
  • Lansing
  • Tinley Park
  • Merrillville, IN