In 1895, President Grover Cleveland proudly sponsored the first electrically lit Christmas tree in the White House, featuring more than a hundred multicolored lights. By 1900, stores began stringing up Christmas lights behind their windows to attract customers. It wasn't until the 1930s that electric Christmas lights became a popular tradition for Americans to use in decorating. Now it's almost become something of an art form in our society.
The treehouse below contained moving elves, snowmen and Mr & Mrs Santa, waving
Nothing like Christmas lights to really get you into the spirit of things.
That thing on the right is a revolving carousel with reindeer.
Keep in mind I was in a moving car. . . .
We have a few lights at our house--not a lot and not lavish, but I'm pretty grateful I was able to convince my husband to put up any at all, LOL. They're for the kids, you know . . . .
Helps get my daughter into the mood to do some baking!