Yesterday we took some time and decorated the outside of our cabin with Christmas lights. What is it about Christmas lights that makes us smile. It turns my heart into love and just makes me happy to be alive. I decided to take a minute to look up the history of Christmas lights. It dates back to the 17th century and started with candles illuminating brightly on Christmas trees. Then during the 1880 Christmas Season, who other than Thomas Edison, created the first outdoor electric Christmas light display. I’m so glad he did. Lights bring such joy to people. Please share the love by displaying your Christmas lights below. Merry Christmas from Dean & Lynette Foulger – Mountain View Real Estate.