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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.

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  2. Looking for 1 channel stand alone controller

    Yes Thank you this was the one I was looking for! Thanks! Mike
  3. LOR Sequencing

    Here is another good place to find info.
  4. Would this work? https://thechristmaslightemporium.com/collections/christmas-light-chase-controllers/products/1-channel-flasher-controller-with-speed-control-dial
  5. Need some help! Designed and made 2 marching nutcrackers! I need a simple, economical 1 channel controller 2 amps or less. This is blink (slowly) the right swinging arm and marching left leg. I thought I saw one last year for under $30.00 but I can't find anything anywhere less than 3 channels. Just need 1 channel. Any ideas on line where I can find this? Mike's Creations
  6. LOR Sequencing

    Try Here: http://www1.lightorama.com/tutorials/
  7. Municipal Light Pole Decoration

    I have several available in the Chicago area. PM me your cell # and I'll text you some photos
  8. Needs A Restoration!

    Awww that's sooo cute, I love it!!!
  9. Why I mainly use Pro lights

    I have been doing silicone at the ends under the end caps for years, at least 8 now LOL!!! I really, really don't think that's the case, because its happen 3 times, with only these lights, not any others Ive ever used. Plus on the last two sets they were both in use , the first maybe 3 weeks, the second set prolyy 1 1/2 -2 months, and on top of it, I cant see how the connectors would become loose with all the tape holding it together.
  10. LOR Sequencing

    Which software am I supposed to use to set up a sequence? I download the free version to test it out first but do not know which one I am supposed to use for it and how I would draw my house/yard with everything in it? Any tips or guides. I am apparently slow and cannot figure out where to start at. THANKS!!!
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  12. Why I mainly use Pro lights

    Looks like the connector wasn't making a good connection with the wires inside the rope light and caused it to arc and burn.
  13. Hey All! I am looking for a Christmas decoration for my light pole by my property. Anybody have one they want to sale? Thanks Steve
  14. Why I mainly use Pro lights

    I have tape hiding about 8 inches of rope light with no trouble.
  15. Needs A Restoration!

    Looks good. I think you can wait on the restoration.
  16. Dept 56 North Pole

    eBay kind of tracks the price. My wife would never let hers go, we will never know what they are worth.
  17. Dept 56 North Pole

    Posting pics would help greatly if you are able to do so.
  18. Dept 56 North Pole

    We recently inherited several North Pole Village pieces, both buildings and accessories, that we have no room to display. Is there a viable resale market for these and how would we set our prices?
  19. For Sale- Garage Door Mural

    sent you a text to arrange pickup
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  22. Guessing a sequence, I have one or 2 private message me your email and I will try to send it today
  23. Old Crystal Valley Catalogs

    Thanks Blow Mold Expert!
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  25. Just wondering if anyone with snoopy vs the red baron is willing to share with me? Anything will help thanks
  26. Inflatable for sale.

    I have a price in mind, but not knowing what you paid, I would rather message you and go from there. thanks
  27. Midsouth Lights Mini - Memphis, TN September 9th

    Reminder of our first Mini is approaching. Hope we will see members of this forum attend as we are always looking for new members!
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