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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. Clearing out some stuff. Ran across 10 strings of red, white, blue incan minis. 100-ct 23.5' lighted. Some of them are brand new and some were used only indoors a couple times. Looking for $2/string. The are packed in a large USPS flat-rate box ($20 shipping). Any takers?
  2. 2017 Character additions

    I actually use my iPhone and look at the color palettes to find best match. They really don't have Grinch green or elf blue on the shelf, I asked. Lol
  3. 2017 Character additions

    Please do. Check out my PineRidgeLights FB page.
  4. 2017 Character additions

    1/2" BC plywood. Primed both sides. I sanded the good side and applied a second coat of primer. Gives a good drawing and painting surface. I use indoor paints, easier to get in samples. I have some that have been out for at least 4 different seasons. I touch them up as necessary.
  5. 2017 Character additions

    Here are my additions to this years show.
  6. Mega tree wench

    I have a 2" steel pipe 18' tall with 30 strands that i pull up with a winch. No guy wires. its in the ground 2'.
  7. New way to install SPT Sockets

    Funny, I use the same method to make the sockets. U been spying on me? lol
  8. Are any still available?
  9. Sealing LEDs

    Has anyone tried just squirting in some dielectric in the wire opening and the bottom?
  10. Sealing LEDs

    I also use dielectric on a lot of things, but pulling out several hundred bulbs!
  11. Sealing LEDs

    Starting to work on some of my mega strings, converting a few to LEDs. Is it worth and whats your best method in sealing the wire lead in area.
  12. Ran across 10 strings of red, white, blue incan minis. 100-ct 23.5' lighted. Some of them are brand new and some were used only indoors a couple times. Looking for $2/string. The are packed in a large USPS flat-rate box ($20 shipping). Any takers?
  13. Indoor Speaker Outdoors

    A lot of it depends also on your use. Are you using it for the public to hear or for you. If for the public, then definitely a powered speaker. Just google for your price range.
  14. Indoor Speaker Outdoors

    PCs and Laptops do not have enuf umph to power external speakers. You'll have to run the output to an amp. Your best bet, if you have a radio station is use a boombox or sort.
  15. Save the bulbs and info. Folks will be looking for them if you dont have use.
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