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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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Holiday Technologies is now offering private, one-on-one, remote training to anyone who is interested in learning more about how to use software to control their holiday-based display. The cost is $35/hour and the topic or topics covered during the sessions are up to you!

You are welcome to ask as many questions you'd like and are welcome to interrupt the presenter at any time. There's no such thing as a dumb question! We want to make sure you get exactly what you want out of these sessions and walk away satisfied.

Contact Holiday Technologies via e-mail ([email protected]) or phone (913.626.6226) and let us know what topics you would like to cover and what dates/times you would be available for training. We will estimate the number of hours needed for a given topic, assign someone to you for training, and let you know what date/time has been selected for your appointment. We will ask for a down payment of $20 before the training takes place in order to reserve your time slot. The balance will be due after your training session has been completed and will be billed in 15 minute increments.

Sessions cannot be over two hours in length but they can be shorter with a 30 minute session as the minimum length. If you need to cancel or move the appointment we will work with you to reschedule or issue a refund. We ask you let us know of the need to cancel or move an appointment at least 48 hours in advance.

We prefer to remotely control your computer; it is to your advantage to have the software covered in the training pre-installed and ready to use. However, if you would prefer to watch the training using software installed on our computer we can do that as well.

Contact us today for more information or to sign-up for a session or two or three,

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