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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.

SandeTr

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About SandeTr

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  • Birthday 04/12/1982

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  • Location
    Shakopee, MN
  • Biography
    I live in Minnesota and typically have an ample supply of snow, winter weather and Christmas atmosphere every year. I enjoy trying new things and creating an experience for others.
  • Interests
    Halloween haunted houses, christmas light displays, horse racing, photography
  • Occupation
    Project Manager
  • About my display
    Due to my current location, in a town home, my personal display is rather weak and limited by certain regulations. I usually try to add a couple new things each year, but cannot go to the level I want.

    I have access to my grandparents 20 acre farm, which is where I am hoping to build a display, year after year, that will draw the attention of many, to create memories for all.
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