Christmas Lights!

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I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season. It is Christmas light season again and we were able to see a lot of beautiful displays. In the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s candles were used to illuminate trees, sometimes glued to the branches or secured with pins. Unfortunately, the candles on the drying tree proved to be a fire hazard. The first Christmas tree to be lit by an electric string of lights was in New York City in 1882. By 1890, electric strings of lights for trees were becoming widely available. We were amazed at the variety of lights we saw, from lights which played in tune to Frozen to blinking bridges. Happy Holidays a few days late!

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