Five Great Holiday Decorating Ideas

It’s only ten days until Santa hops in his sleigh and takes to the skies! Many of you may already be using your projectors to display our decorations in your front windows, but did you know that there are many other great ways to decorate digitally?

As you’re putting the finishing touches on your holiday decor, here are five simple ways that you can use digital scenes to pump up your holiday party or bring some extra warmth to any family gathering.

Mess-free Party Decor

Even if your windows are occupied with other decorations, several of our Digital Decorations have scenes that can be used indoors on walls or ceilings to create a great (and easy) effect for any holiday party.

One of our favorite options for an eye-catching wall display is “Let It Snow” from Winter Wonderland. This scene features two different styles of falling snowflakes: realistic and stylized. These falling flakes can be projected onto a wall in any room, instantly bringing some winter wonder to any party. And the best part? You’ll never find a party decoration that’s easier to clean up – just turn off your projector!

Let Santa Lead the Chorus in Your Holiday Display

One of the things we’re the most excited about this year is the introduction of 3DFX Mode scenes on our newest digital decoration, Night Before Christmas! For the first time ever, you’ll be able to use our AtmosFX 3DFX Form to create a three-dimensional Santa Claus! Want to see how it’s done? Check out this how-to guide from Halloween.

Whether you choose our “Singing Santa” or our “Speaking Santa”, the effect is sure to be the focal point of any display. Santa greeting your guests with Christmas carols or holiday poems? You don’t get much merrier than that!

Use Your TV to Bring Warmth to Any Room

Don’t own a projector? No problem! Even if you only have a television, it’s still easy to infuse some extra holiday spirit into your home. Here are three decorating ideas that look particularly great on a television screen.

Create a whimsical, animated fireplace

Kicking off our first TV example is “Holiday Hearth” from our newest digital decoration, Night Before Christmas. This scene features a crackling fire set in a fireplace, not unlike the famous Yule Log famously broadcasted on Christmas Eve for decades. Except in this case, there’s so much more going on! “Holiday Hearth” not only brings a positive glow to any room, but it also showcases the antics of animated elves as they prepare for Santa’s entrance. The scene instills a little flicker of fun to any holiday party, and can loop over and over to keep the warm feelings burning.

Display a traditional, festive fireplace

Of course, if you want something more subtle, then “Festive Fireplace” on Santa’s Visit may be for you. This scene features a fireplace without the elves and Santa, and its soft glow is a great way to bring warmth to any room.

The great thing about “Festive Fireplace” is that it’s also available as a Wall Mode decoration, which means that if you DO have a projector, you can safely turn any wall into a roaring digital fireplace.

Open a window to a winter wonderland

Another great way to transform your TV is to use our two scenes from Winter Wonderland to infuse a little coziness into any holiday event. Both “Picture Perfect (Day)” and “Picture Perfect (Night)” turn your TV into a scenic window that overlooks a picturesque mountain village. These charming scenes make it seem that you and your guests are tucked away in a snow-covered Alpine hamlet, watching the snowflakes fall from the sky.


Christmas is fast approaching, so if you’re planning on using our digital decorations this year (or want to pick up some unique stocking stuffers for friends or family), be sure to get those orders in soon – especially if you’re planning on ordering your decorations on DVD. To be safe, we recommend you place your order by tomorrow (December 15) to ensure delivery before The Big Day. If you can’t make the date, though, don’t worry – all of our decorations are also available as same-day digital downloads.

Happy holidays, everyone!

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