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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. I have about 30 large wireframe yard decorations that I would like to sell. They are around 4 feet tall and depict Santas, trees, snowmen, nutcrackers and more. These wireframes are heavy gauge and are fairly old. Most of them have the large old fashioned lights attached, with a few having lighting inside of colored plastic tubing. I haven't plugged any of them in to test them, but I would guess that many of them need some lighting replacement. I have tried to research these wireframe decorations online, but haven't had much luck finding values. The only sites that I found with similar wireframes for sale are for new decorations. I am wondering if someone could tell me a site that I could use to research the value of vintage wireframe decorations.
  2. Thank you jgwood. I appreciate your information.
  3. Thank you for your information.
  4. Oh, BTW, when I was taking pictures, I plugged in four or five of these and surprisingly the lights actually did work.
  5. Thank you for your response and information. I have checked out the website that you posted. Do you have any further information now that you can see exactly what type of wireframes that I have? They generally are between 4 and 5 feet tall. Andrea
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