The String of Lights Visa Gift Card represents a modern miracle we often take for granted. Before we harnessed electricity Christians used candles to symbolize the birth of the baby Jesus, who brought hope into a dark world. The mixture of candles and trees was so fraught with problems that insurance companies began to deny claims for resulting fire damage. In 1900 General Electric ran the first known ad for electric Christmas lights, and holiday decorating was changed forever. Celebrate the history of bright Christmas lights with String of Lights Visa Gift Cards.