About Us

Why we do what we do....

Lights are more than just bulbs and wire. Strings of lights wrapped in trees are magical. Lights decorating trees and homes for Christmas are part of our childhood memories. They take us back to simpler times and our happiest occasions.

We love being a part of that. We’re helping customers across the US light up all of life’s celebrations.

In business since October 15th 2005, trust us to make your life sparkle.

Shellie Gardner

Hi, I’m Shellie and I’ve used my 20+ years of Electrical Engineering, Project Management, Sales and Marketing experience to create Christmas Light Source. I am also a humanitarian, public speaker, you-tuber, blogger, wife and mom to two boys. I jump out of bed with a big smile on my face each morning because I get to visit with folks about Christmas lights all year long! This is more than a job; I’m on a mission to make all of life’s celebrations brighter!

David Robinson

David is the mastermind behind solutions to Shellie's "We can do that" attitude when it comes to the next lights project. He worked for years in Software until he left corporate life to have more fun!

Wide Variety of Lights and Hardware

You can find just about anything you'll need for the smallest craft project to the largest city tree or main street display. Search the wide variety of colors in either retro vintage styles or the best and latest in LED Christmas lighting.

In addition to light strings, bulbs, cords, nets and rope, you can also find the commercial installation hardware that will make your project look more finished.

Educational Videos and Articles

Wondering how to install your lights? Want to know the best solution for filling a wine bottle with lights?

Look for videos featuring Shellie and her amazing changing glasses throughout this website to see the latest trends and ways to use lights.

Take a look at the Christmas Light Source Youtube Channel.

We don't want to just sell you lights, we want to help you make the special moments of your life sparkle.

Shipping and Customer Service

The first half of the year, we ship Monday - Thursday and most orders placed before 1:00 CST will ship the same day. Other orders will leave the next business day. If there is a question or delay in the shipment of your order, you'll hear from us right away.

After September 1st, we ship Monday - Friday and most orders ship within 1-2 business days.

Problem with your order? Life happens. If a string of lights doesn't light up, we'll troubleshoot it with you and if we can't easily walk you through correcting the issue, we'll send you a replacement. No muss, no fuss.

Our Customers

We've been lucky to get to know and do business with residential customers across the country.

We've also worked with government institutions and companies such as:

  • The Capitol Tree
  • Macy's
  • Neiman Marcus
  • The National Botanic Garden
  • Gap
  • The Chicago Transit Authority
  • The Holy Land Experience
  • Six-Flags
  • The US Navy
  • .....and more.

We've grown over the years, sold millions of light bulbs, 10's of thousands of Christmas light strings, and made new folks part of our team but we'll never be so big that we'll treat our customers like anyone but friends.

We hope you'll let us help make your Christmas and all of life's celebrations sparkle with lights!

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Shipping Policy

We are currently shipping Monday - Friday with most orders shipping the same or next business/shipping day. 

Once an order is placed it is put immediately into a shipping queue, this means we cannot cancel or modify your order once completed. If you have ordered incorrectly, you can return any uninstalled items that have been shipped to you. See our Shipping, Warranty, and Returns page for more information.

To Prevent Delays

Please double-check the address. Include a correct phone number to be used only if there is an issue with the order.  We do not ship to PO Boxes. Orders with PO Box addressing will be delayed while the customer is contacted and the address is corrected.

To prevent delays: Confirm the wire color of all items. Confirm that bulbs and cords match (for example, C7 with C7, C9 with C9, E12 bulb with E12 cord). Confirm SPT rating of cords and plugs match.

Delivery Timeframe Notices Regarding Air Orders (Excluding Holidays)

Orders placed via ground service should arrive in 1-5 business days depending on your zip code. This estimate does not include weekends or major Holidays.  

2-Day air orders shipped on Thursday do not arrive Saturday but should arrive the following Monday. Next-Day orders shipped on Friday do not arrive Saturday but should arrive the following Monday. No orders are delivered on the weekend and the weekend does not count as days in transit.

Due to these unprecedented times and high shipping volumes, UPS and FedEx do not guarantee the day and time of any method of shipping, including 2-Day and Next Day Air Service.

To ensure prompt shipping verify that your order is correct. Please do the following checks:

1. Confirm bulb bases and cord sockets match. 
2. Confirm 18 AWG wire SPT rating matches the SPT rating of plugs.
3. For bulk C7/C9 bulbs and cords orders, don't forget gilbert plugs, if required.
4. Double-check the wire color on all strings lights.