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The Winter Solstice & the Decorative Tradition of Hanging Lights on Evergreen Fir Trees

As electricians, the installation of new equipment, the repair of existing fixtures, and handling regular maintenance or troubleshooting is just scratching the surface of what we do.


Electricity powers your home’s appliances, your entertainment, and your work. We love the challenge of figuring out the best way to get your electrical service where you need it and helping you bring your indoor and outdoor living spaces to life.

Today is the winter solstice, representing not only the shortest day of the year (or longest night of the year), but also an opportunity for us to reflect on the significance of gathering spaces and a reminder of why we love what we do.

For centuries and prior to the association of decorated trees with the Christian religious holiday of Christmas, societies throughout Europe often gathered evergreen fir branches to decorate their homes and brighten their spirits during the winter solstice. The evergreen trees would act as a reminder that spring is around the corner and that brighter, warmer days are ahead.

Fast forward to now, this tradition has evolved to include the decorative traditions of hanging lights around fir trees and living spaces to lift spirits during these cold, short days of the year.

We're passionate about helping you create innovative, safe, and inviting spaces where you can enjoy time with friends, family, and create lasting memories for years to come.

For best practices and safety tips, be sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to Holiday Lighting by clicking the link below:


Whether you're planning a home renovation project, looking at installing new appliances, or have questions about your existing electrical systems, give us a call today to see how we can help!

Get in touch to find out more about how we can help, or schedule a service call or free in-home consultation online today.

Blais Electric | 226-702-8378 |

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