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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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  1. 1 point
    Those are nice looking gift boxes! I'm trying these this year from Walmart. Time will tell to see how they hold up.
  2. 1 point
    I’ve just been using various ziplock type bags of different sizes, since they’re free, and then storing them all into an extra large ziplock bag. My frugalness trumps my admiration of your storage box. Still jealous though.
  3. 1 point
    I look back, nostalgically, to the day when I would have been able to hold my spare bulbs in such a box. I now use the plastic containers that Nonni's Biscotti come in. They are about 8" square and 10" tall with a snap on plastic lid. I have one per style of replacement bulb, one for each style of gutter clip, one for bread ties, and 2 for paracord bundles. While a few of the containers have relatively few bulbs in them (e.g., gold base for wireframe deer), there are some that are absolutely full (clear incandescent with "no hole" green base from walmart 100 light sets, and C7 incandescent).
  4. 1 point
    Looks like we got about the same response to the same question.
  5. 1 point
    I wish I could get away with ten. Worst part is I get everything down early to late September and that's when they are at their worst Sent from my HTC Desire 626 using Tapatalk
  6. 1 point
    Every year I'll be shaking at least ten stink bugs and a lot of pine needles and lady bugs out of my totes every year.
  7. 1 point
    Story of my life. Even when I think they can't get in my totes they find a way in. I use the same general type of thing for lights/fuses. Makes things so easy when replacing stuff. Sent from my HTC Desire 626 using Tapatalk
  8. 1 point
    I hate those pesky bugs too. They always find a way to get into my halloween inflatables and they stink up the storage toate when it comes time for next year.
  9. 1 point
    Good additions to my collection!koo