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  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • 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.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. 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.
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Good Afternoon All~

I just got the bad news that DHL is no longer shipping in the USA. They are only going to do international shipping. So the invoices that I sent to you, are not going to be correct. I will have to sit down tonight, and refigure each invoice. Carrie, your invoice is fine, I can ship your item through the post office. This means that the shipping is going to be much higher. You can contact DHL @ 1-800-225-5345. Sorry about this!!!

Daryl & Gidget

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Good Afternoon All~

I just got the bad news that DHL is no longer shipping in the USA. They are only going to do international shipping. So the invoices that I sent to you, are not going to be correct. I will have to sit down tonight, and refigure each invoice. Carrie, your invoice is fine, I can ship your item through the post office. This means that the shipping is going to be much higher. You can contact DHL @ 1-800-225-5345. Sorry about this!!!

Daryl & Gidget

Daryl for some of your orders ask them if they have Greyhound and if you got one close. You can send very large items in huge boxes and prob get alot in a box for only 32.00 bucks. That is the normal charge. I got lots of huge stuff from them and it dont cost more then that. JUst make sure they have a greyhound close to them and you. That might help alot.

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THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH AGAIN! I can't wait until my order arrives! Oh man, DHL better not be going out of business. We would have to ship Fed Ex then.

Costco members get a discount on FedEx shipping.

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THANKS for the info, they didn't say that on their automated phone line, I'll get the labels printed and these boxes shipped as they are MUCH MUCH cheaper than Fed Ex or UPS!! THANKS for your help!!

Daryl & Gidget

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I want to thank Daryl, Gidget and the USPS. My trumpet angels arrived yesterday, perfect condition and they got here quickly. Thanks again!

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hi

who knows maybe dhl might not close, the way things work out. i have heard of some companys going out of business then at the last minute they decide not to. maybe i am wrong.

gary

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Thanks Gidget and Daryl my shepherd arrived this week safe and sound...Hey did anyone get one of those 31" carrot nosed snowmen that they'd like to sell? I missed that on the original list...

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Thanks guys my stuff came today. My only regret is that I didnt get the yellow and blue dress angels any chance of any extras? Let me know, The mrs clause is wonderfull! but again THANK YOU, Tom

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The snowman is missing his nose.

A neutered snowman.

Sorry...LOL I couldnt resist.

:eek: Too funny! But not to worry, I got him a "prosthetic" nose from a local craft shop. He is whole once again!

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