Christmas bulbs come in any shape and size you could hope for, also in any colors what-so-ever. Not many people celebrated Christmas in Hawaii before the American influence. Other Countries came to Hawaii before America but their traditions were much different. Once the Hawaiian people began celebrating, they began decorating bulbs with Island style art. You will find some of those bulbs featured here in my Greeting Cards gallery.
The origins of Christmas bulbs dated way back into a time when candles were used to decorate Christmas trees. From there, strings of electric lights were used in homes. They are still used today, especially on commercial properties, but private homes now also lavishly use these strings of lights.
Christmas bulbs or globes came into being when people could not afford the strings of lights or the electric bill they produced. Also, electrical writing was known to cause home fires. Then bulbs became popular. They could sparkle and flash like any electrical light.
The wording on this card, "Mele Kalikimaka - Hau`oli Makahiki Hou" means Marry Christmas - Happy New Year in the Hawaiian language.