|Published:||Nov 25, 2012 9:30 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 25, 2012 10:51 PM EST|
Todd Cole of Lehigh Acres puts on quite the Christmas Light show each year.
"I use PVC for the pipe and balls blink," said Cole.
His winter wonderland that is synced with music takes months of planning, thousands of lights and, of course, lots of energy.
Recently Cole says his house isn't the only one on the block sharing the spirit.
"The more I drive around Lehigh and see decorations, there are more people putting up decorations," said Cole.
According to home improvement stores and Christmas tree sellers, this holiday season started with a positive bang.
"People are happy. I don't know how else to say it. They seem like they like us and are happy to see us," said owner of Wisconsin Christmas Trees Robert Heath.
The Wisconsin Christmas Tree tent sells thousands of trees each season. They say the past couple years proved to be successful and expect this season to be the same.
"The last three years we have picked up 5, 6, 7, 8 percent each year," said Heath.
At Lowe's Home Improvement, it is sort of a flip flop this season. They say usually the large items sell last, but this year it's the big ticket items like large Christmas trees and yard decorations selling first.
"Normally they will wait until they decrease in price a little bit and this year they are kind of going out first," said Lowe's manager EJ Hoffman.
Even though shoppers may be buying the larger items, some do have a budget and stick to it.
"We are trying to keep it under the one hundred dollar range," said shopper Kris Wenrich.
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