In December of 1950, a strong, post-World War II economy led the Vice President of Noma Electric Co. to make this decree:
“This is the first year since the war that there is enough electrical power and merchandise to really go all out…I think we’ll have brilliantly decorated towns for at least several Christmases.” (Joseph H. Ward)
Fast forward to the year 2018 and America’s fascination with outdoor holiday lighting endures with homeowners, businesses and entertainment venues across the nation.
Holiday lighting has always been about attracting community attention by inspiring emotions which often become infectious – spreading feelings of cheer and hope to everyone who sees the lights.
While the SavATree family has been decking the halls with their holiday lighting services for over 20 years, this year marks the first project for the SavATree team in Afton, MN.
Their blank canvas was St. Catherine University.
The lights at St. Catherine’s
Founded in 1905 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN is home to some 5,000 students studying a wide array of disciplines and degree levels. The University is named for St. Catherine of Alexandria, the fourth-century Egyptian lay philosopher who suffered martyrdom for her faith.
St. Catherine’s decided to light massive evergreen trees, which flank the main entrance – artfully decorated with blue and purple LED lighting (as are a handful of other deciduous trees throughout the campus).
It’s an inspiring sight for those driving by the historic University, and a reminder for all in attendance to take time to enjoy the beauties of the season.
A holiday lighting display is an expression of our appreciation for humanity, resulting is one of the truest senses of community around. This year, St. Catherine University is doing their part.
For information on holiday lighting services in your area, contact SavATree today.