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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.

debtoews

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About debtoews

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  • Birthday 03/19/1959

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    www.clovisfestivaloflights.org
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    Santa Claus Lane

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Too many to share!
  • Location
    clovis, california
  • Biography
    Founder of Clovis Festival of Lights at Ladera Ranch which hosts Santa Claus Lane. Features 16 homes all synced to Christmas music.
  • Interests
    Programming Christmas Lights!
  • Occupation
    registered nurse
  • About my display
    its HUGE!
  1. Looking for Searchlights

    Lowga- if you are looking for concert lights with the moving heads- I have a friend here in California that can get you some and they have plastic enclosures. I believe he quoted me $750 for a pair. As for the cul de sac and traffic....I do a 16 house show (the whole street) and I live at the end which is a cul de sac. Ive had no issues and we even have people back into the curb to watch the show on slower night. Email me if you want more info: [email protected] thanks and good luck!
  2. Leaping driveway arch

    we make all our arches in sections...so the small ones- we wrap 100 count lights around a 12 inch piece of PVC that fits over another piece of pvc- that way if you have a string failure, you just take off that section and replace rather than unwinding the whole arch :-)
  3. so I got another big order in from HLE

    I just made a GIANT order too and this is like the 6th order form this company. We do a light show with 16 houses ( so you do the math!) They are very easy to work with, good quality lights with no issues. The girls in the office are great to work with also. Pre-sale prices are hard to beat with no minimums! Highly recommend :-)
  4. HLE Pre order sale 2016

    Put my almost $9000 order in yesterday! YEAH
  5. HLE Pre order sale 2016

    I will love a spreadsheet- it helps to give the neighbors one when we go to order...you can email it to me at [email protected] thanks!
  6. HLE Pre order sale 2016

    Do you have a spreadsheet you can send me with all the pre-sale prices??? Looking to order around $10K in lights....we do 16 homes :-)
  7. does the second controller have a different address/unit # ???
  8. Black Friday Sale Starts Now!

    how soon until you announce pre-sale for 2016????
  9. Creative Displays Pre Order Sale For '15

    oh and do you have to buy a whole case or can you buy per string? thanks!
  10. Creative Displays Pre Order Sale For '15

    how many strings in a case?
  11. Virtual Santa Placement?

    I fI could figure out how to post pictures- I can show you what we have- or I can email you the pic and how we did it. We have a custom little house that is for our Virtual Santa and our Hallowindon at Halloween. Inside has all our LO R controllers. You can email me at debtoewscomcast.net or tell me how to post pics if your interested. Hubby made it from plywood sheets , painted it black, made a façade that we flip according to the season. Has a back door with a lock.- Don't want anyone stealing my LED projector!
  12. New Techniques

    I use baby outlet plugs in the end of light string to keep water out- they work great!
  13. We currently use cups hook and hubby uses a rigged up pool pole to get them on the house. We use 4 strings (red, white, blue, green) on both levels of the roofline. We have a story house and the top peak is about 44 feet up. We are trying to figure out a better/easier way to hang the lights up there. SO what/how do you do this? of course, we are making out to do list for Christmas 2014! Got pics? please post- thanks!
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