This holiday season, let’s take a break from the usual festivities and explore some of the lesser-known stories about where our favorite Christmas, New Year, St. Patrick’s Day, and Thanksgiving traditions came from. As we share sumptuous feasts at the dinner table or spend time together unwrapping gifts, fill the air with tales and trivia about the holidays. Make the ambiance merrier with a cheerful glow coming from neon light signs.
Like a storyteller in a theatre, you’ll need proper lighting to set the mood, so we’ll also give you some tips in that department.
Decorating With Holiday Neon Signs
Let ready-made or customized neon light signs set the stage for you as you start your story. Pick among our designs inspired by the yuletide season, thanksgiving, New Year, and St. Patrick’s Day. We encourage everyone to be creative, so if you have your own ideas for holiday decor, pitch in your design either in text or in image form and upload it on the website.
Jumpstart your brainstorming with these neon sign design ideas:
- Begin with greetings through a Happy New Year, Merry Christmas, Happy Thanksgiving, or Happy St. Patrick’s Day LED neon signs.
- You can also go for symbols like a Leprechaun’s hat, a pot of gold, Santa Claus, reindeers, or a Christmas tree.
- Decorate your living room, porch, or dining area with Christmas neon light signs that feature meaningful holiday quotes like “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” “Season of Giving,” “New Year, New Me,” or “Christmas in our hearts.”
With the variety of designs you’ll think of and see, consider the theme of your celebration theme and get the best decoration ideas from it. It is also important to match the LED light color with the interior design; you can pick between LED signs with a single vibrant color of red, orange, pink, purple, or blue or with mixed color ones.
Moving on with the theatrics, if you mean to have a storytelling session for kids and adults alike, dedicate a spot in your home and light up the stage with neon lights that match the season.
Interesting Holiday Tales and Lore
Now that the decorations are all set, it is time to arm you with fascinating stories that perfectly complement the holiday cheer. Spectator or storyteller, you should come prepared with trivia about the celebration to keep a crowd of relatives and friends interested and with consistent joyful energy throughout the celebration.
Trivia About St. Patrick’s Day
Mount the acrylic backing of your St. Patrick’s Day neon light sign featuring a green leprechaun hat—the color and character of the season. Springboard from this symbol as you begin your story. Did you know that leprechauns are believed to appear on St. Patrick’s Day? And if you want to escape their mischievous deeds and frightening face, make sure to wear green! Children will love (and maybe get a little spooked by) this story.
For your older audience, go a bit historical, citing St. Patrick’s life story on how he moved to Ireland preaching Christianity, and his death on March 17 began the celebration of the feast.
Untold Stories About Christmas
Let the happiness you’ll bring sharing stories about Christmas be as bright as the Christmas neon lights background in your living room. Strike with trivia like the origin of Santa Claus’ name. It is commonly known that Santa Claus branched out from St. Nicholas, but the Dutch name Sinter Klaas—hence, ”Santa Claus”—is brand new knowledge to some.
This next trivia is strictly for adults only! Did you know that sharing a mistletoe has R18 innuendos that originated from the ancient Greeks? We bet you’ll never listen to “I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus underneath the mistletoe last night,” the same way again.
How Thanksgiving Began
Your dining area lit by thanksgiving neon light signs is already beautiful as it is, but the place glows even more when relatives and friends, apart for a long time, start catching up. Break the ice or start a friendly debate on whether thanksgiving began in America or Canada. Everybody surely has a say, so reserve your knowledge. The topic is really up for debate as some sources say Canada celebrated their first thanksgiving 40 years ahead. Prepare for rebuttal if you are dining with American relatives.
On the other hand, shift to a topic you can all agree with—that pardoning a turkey every thanksgiving is a kind tradition America follows.
Lore About New Year
There is more to the New Year celebration than fireworks and feasts. Your squad will know about this when you begin sharing how this holiday is celebrated in different parts of the world. Also, don’t forget to light your New Year LED neon sign for extra storytelling effects.
Begin with Viking stories in Scotland, where a tradition of “first footing” is practiced to begin the year. It is a must for a dark-haired man to be the first to cross the sill of the door handling their whiskey, salt, and shortbread on New Year, contradicting the light-haired aggressors of Scotland in the early times.
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As you go about decorating your home for the holidays, consider incorporating some of these neon signs to add a little cheer. Check out and shop from our collection of holiday lights for decorations that are easy to set up.
And if you're looking for even more interesting ways to make your holiday season as festive as possible, don’t hesitate to share these tales and stories about Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving, and St. Patrick’s Day!