We, of course, did as well and were asked by family and friends to assist them in doing theirs, which we did. Upon moving back to Birmingham, I noticed that this was not being done, so I set out on a crusade to bring the joy and lights back into exterior lighting during the holidays and year round as well.
Why do homeowners and businesses put so much emphasis on putting up lights?
Everyone remembers their childhood and the fond memories of Christmas - going out with their families and friends to look at the lights here in downtown Birmingham. We used to go look at the animated windows and stay there for hours.
Now that we have so many different shopping centers staying open in the evenings, people are out and about. When they see lights, everyone wants to see what's going on and enjoy the sights. If they stop, there is a good chance they will be buying and this helps the merchants.