Sunday, December 14, 2014

Fact of the Day: Christmas Tree Lights

In the late 19th century, electric lights for Christmas trees were invented. President Grover Cleveland used lights on his Christmas tree for the first time in 1895. 

21 comments:

Christine said...

so glad they invented these!

Kay said...

They sure added a festive feeling to the country.

Joy said...

Glad he did!

Blue Grumpster said...

1895... Is that a fact? Well, finally there was a president who knew what he was doing.

Margaret D said...

Didn't know that, and how wonderful it is to light up the tree.

Bob Bushell said...

When was the first christmas tree??????

Anonymous said...

Lindíssima Arvore de Natal!
Adorei conhecer seu blog.
Beijinhos.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Just Interesting.. Merry christmas..

Dixie@dcrelief said...

The "Santa" type Christmas had previously been banned in the USA until 1854, I think. We've come a long way...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Electric lights must have helped to prevent a lot of house fires from Christmas tree candles!

Pat Hatt said...

That was sure a while ago

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Made everything brighter

stephen Hayes said...

So much safer than having lit candles on Christmas trees, which many people did, to their regret.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, that far back? I didn't know that.

Al Penwasser said...

But, no candy canes.
He ate all of them.

LV said...

Never would have thought lights were used that way back. We certainly did not them when I was young.

Sakuranko said...

Oh very interesting fact
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Linda said...

Great fact, Adam, thanks for sharing. I love the photo, too.

Anna-Alina said...

it looks great!

Theresa Mahoney said...

And it has been lovely every since!

Caro * said...

Magical ! I love Christmas time :)