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Chicago’s Holiday Door Decorating Contest


Decorate your door and be this year's Chicago holiday door winner!

We’ve seen the first snowfall and now its official. Winter is here! And that means the Holidays are right around the corner, which means decorating time!

What better way to enjoy the holidays by having a competition? Come join us on Facebook and enter your photo in for our Chicago’s Holiday Door Decorating Contest. Winners receive bragging rights for the entire year! Just click here to join. Enter your photo by December 22!

Need more ideas? Let us help!

Use Lights and Wood: Take a piece of wood and drill holes in it to form a holiday word, like noel or a shape, like a tree. Then thread the lights through the holes. Add a hook and hang it up on your door!

Use Cookie Cutters: Cookie cutters don’t have to be just for making cookies. Take some of your holiday cookie cutters and string them with ribbon, attach each shape to the ribbon with a knot until you have a string of shapes. Then hang them up!

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Good to Know: Decorating Your Place


We have 5 easy tips that will make you feel right at home and not at the bank.

Whether you just moved or your looking to revamp your current residence, decorating is essential to making your home distinctly yours. Though decorating may not seem that difficult, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. And while it can also seem overwhelming, it’s also easy to spend too much and getting poor results.

Lucky for you, we have 5 easy tips that will make you feel right at home and not at the bank.


Your walls are more than just supports for the ceiling. They are there for color, contrast and to serve as a backdrop to establish drama and set a tone. The walls in your house are the largest working space you have for decorating and they are the best place to start.

Paint is an inexpensive way to make over your place and only requires a trip to the hardware store, your good judgment and a little hard work. If you’re renting and painting isn’t an option or you can’t decide on a the right shade or hue, add color with personal knick-knacks or keepsakes such as that old quilt you never use or your favorite sports apparel and accessories (hockey sticks, baseball bats, hats, etc.).

You could even make your own photo collage out of picture frames from the dollar store. If you’re a renter and also can’t poke holes in the walls, try those double- sided tape hooks. They can hold quite a bit.

These ideas can add color and style to any room, but remember not to over do it.

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