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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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Happy St. Patrick's Day!
This is the last day to take advantage of the registration discount.
Enter the code "lucky2013" and get 5% off your registration fee which covers 3 days of food, fun, a chance to win prizes, and if you aren't careful... you might even go home with some new ideas!
You don't want to miss this!


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I'm in Holland,MI. If we decide to go you can ride with us brandon

I live in freeland Michigan and I want to go but no ride to go I wish

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wow you only live 1 hour and 10 mins for my house freeland mi

 

 

I think all the Michigan people we should get a big van and all get in it and split   half and half of the gas

and go up to acdc

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Just a reminder for those that want to take advantage of the group discount for excellent lodging while your in town...
A little over 2 weeks left before the discount period expires... get your reservation in before it is too late!

Follow the link below to take advantage...

http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/I/INDCAGI-XMAS13-20130619/index.jhtml

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Looking forward to seeing everyone at ACDC. I will be doing two demos myself, and I'm honored, First is a secret a lil something that I think are cool and definately will save you some coin. Second one I'm doing is blow molds and incorporating them with computer control. A lil something of both worlds(old school/new school) And lastly THE SWAP MEET! If theres something your interested in or would like to see please let me know. I want to do my best to make your(and mine) trip worth while, informative and FUN!

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Looking forward to seeing everyone at ACDC. I will be doing two demos myself, and I'm honored, First is a secret a lil something that I think are cool and definately will save you some coin. Second one I'm doing is blow molds and incorporating them with computer control. A lil something of both worlds(old school/new school) And lastly THE SWAP MEET! If theres something your interested in or would like to see please let me know. I want to do my best to make your(and mine) trip worth while, informative and FUN!

Looking forward to the demos, and saving $$$ is always a good thing

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A reminder for those that want to take advantage of the group discount for excellent lodging while you are in town...
There are a few rooms left as of today.

There is less than ONE WEEK left before the discount expires... Please get your reservation in before it is too late!

Follow the link below to take advantage...

http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/I/INDCAGI-XMAS13-20130619/index.jhtml

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ACDC will be happening this year... we are finalizing the details and hope to be able to announce more information in the next week or so.

(teaser) Choices are good.... thup.gif

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