Friday, November 6, 2009
Electric tree lights - a status symbol
Those who were still using candles in the 1900's were doing so because the cost of having electric lights made it impossible for them. Others hung onto the candle lighted trees simply because they loved the tradition and didn't want it to end. Those who were able to switch over were quite delighted with the rainbow of colors in the room. They also enjoyed the fact that the lights could stay on all day and evening. Having an electrically lighted Christmas tree was considered a status symbol back then, and was why some people wanted to go with the trend.