With Halloween now behind us, I can't help but think about the upcoming winter holidays. Like many children, I grew up helping my parents decorate the outside of our house with an abundance of holiday lights. My father, an electrical engineer by training, always meticulously organized the overall process, including how we prepared and organized the lights for the following year. As a child, I always thought the organization was a bit overkill. However, as an adult, I came to appreciate the extra time we spent organizing the boxes, wrapping and testing the lights, and sealing the bags airtight. If it weren't for the additional organization, the decorating process would have been stressful and ruined the overall holiday spirit.