"Tradition: sit with husband in a room lit only by tree lights and remember that our blessings outnumber the lights. "
~Betsy Cañas Garmon~
"No matter how carefully you stored the lights last year, they will be snarled again this Christmas."
A cheap tool to use for putting away Christmas lights:
Wrap a strand of lights around a paper-towel tube. Tuck the stands' ends into the tube's hollow interior and tape the lights and tube together. For strands that run too long for a single tube, try a long pole or broomstick.