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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. in need of some new flare in my display but haven't a clue where to begin, interested in building a mega tree but am completely blind on where to start, turning to ya'll for some help If someone would be so kind, I'm just north of columbus thanks bill
  3. Plywood Cutouts

    Looks great, after making all of those do you have any tips you can share? I am looking into doing some next year, and I am sure you learned some do's and don'ts along the way. :-) also can i ask you about the presents, did you make them too?
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  5. GFP Closing

    I’m sure my contact with GFP is more than what you have to go off. They are closing 12/31. The website hasn’t been updated in ages. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. coro snowflakes!

    Thanks everyone. I looked at the website yesterday. I think the snowflakes are about the only thing they still do for mini lights.
  7. coro snowflakes!

    Good to know thanks .
  8. coro snowflakes!

    That solves it thanks qberg!
  9. coro snowflakes!

    No...they make a version for LEDs (or incans) as well https://www.boscoyostudio.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_31&products_id=58&zenid=pfrgrre6t3v31759e58reaeef2
  10. thanks so much for the wonderful pictures and tips, uptownguy2000. Have a great holiday season
  11. Target Christmas Clearance! ALREADY?

    I gotta get back to Lowes tomorrow. I don't think they even had any blow molds besides mickey mouse. Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  12. Like someone said in a previous post, if cost is a factor then you should step back and take a look at the hobby you are about to step into. Myself....I used all LEDS last year (2016) and was impressed enough to invest LEDS for every light in our house, every lamp, every room light, the dryer, the oven, down to the refrigerator. Every light I bought had a guarantee which I took the time do register. Do I sit and pick apart my power bill...nope thats pointless, my bill goes up and down month to month depending on how much I use my welder and plasma arc. Its a bill...pay it, if computerized lights makes you nervous , dont do it . Just go look at everyone else displays.
  13. coro snowflakes!

    At one time they made a set for LEDs. I agree it seems uncertain now. Boscoyo closes for a few weeks on the 20th so I’ll email him today for clarification and report back here.
  14. 2017 Christmas Display

    Thank you! Glad you enjoy it
  15. 2017 Christmas Display

    Really beautiful. Great use of colors. Love it.
  16. Viewing Public Say the Darndest Things

    Yeah agreed. Best I've heard this year- I love your display can I take pictures? This way I can decorate my house just like yours and my wife can stop asking me to drive past your house... LOL
  17. Nah just passionate about our addiction to bright shiny things... Exposing costs to said addiction causes ruffled knickers.. 😂 Don't tell me how much it costs to power it up..i have to hide my reciepts from the wife as it is... pffft..
  18. 2017 Christmas Display

    Biggest year yet, setup began mid October, can check out the website for the display here: https://eurekamochristmaslights.weebly.com/ Enjoy the pics, constructive criticism is always appreciated.
  19. Target Christmas Clearance! ALREADY?

    I was at lowes today and almost all lights are gone except projection lights. I got 2 blowmolds half off. Inflatables left. Things are looking bleak for those clearance sales.
  20. WLND-DAVID.. good article. All this talk about electric.. HUMBUG. Merry Christmas is what I say. Do what you can afford. Alot of my neighbors aren't spending big bucks on displays... my favorite house in my neighbor hood has 1 lighted wreath and candles in the windows and looks classic. Heck put a red ribbon on your doors if the light bill is too much. Zero cost to run. Or get solar lights..lol
  21. coro snowflakes!

    I have all the snowflakes also but I believe there only made for pixels not LEDs check with Boysco studios .
  22. I just tethered the bottom to each corner of our mobile home as I did the top- but it's actually a little easier for me because of how narrow it is. You can't see the black polypropylene cord holding the top at each corner- 4 spread equally; and it's difficult to see the white poly against the white trailer roof- 4 equal distance S well. The only trouble I had was when it was snowing, the too would fall over, causing me to have to knock off the snow with a bamboo pole. I used the pole to upright it as well.
  23. coro snowflakes!

    pjwallen, thanks for bumping this. I may give these a try next year. A few of my Philips rope light snow flakes have failed this year and wrapping new rope light around them is a huge pain. I could see me doing 2 sets, one in cool white and one in blue. Thanks again!
  24. Ever wonder where New York and New Jersey get some of their power from? Some of it is generated in Churchill Falls Labrador and sold through Hydro Quebec to the northwestern grid to Con Ed etc. This is probably why your power is cheaper than the western U.S. Our power rate is supposed to double within the next few years to pay for the New Muskrat Falls hydro generating station that is currently being built just 40 miles from where I live. This will then put our rate almost even with yours. Here's the grid map, notice the triple 735,000 volt lines coming from Churchill falls Labrador in the upper right corner just under the legend.
  25. coro snowflakes!

    I love all 8 i iput up at my folks house. I don't have a favorite one
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