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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.

Paul / Shadow

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Paul / Shadow last won the day on December 15 2015

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About Paul / Shadow

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  • Birthday 08/28/1954

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    Broken Arrow, Ok
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    building mgr
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    getting larger

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  1. Love our nativity, the little Girl next door likes to come get in and just look.
  2. 2015 Display Pics PLEASE

    Paul Schmidt - Paul Schmidt shared Mission Tulsa's album..mhtml
  3. 2015 Display Pics PLEASE

    Great Nativity! Mark B, I love your Nativity as well! Slowly getting there this year. Great Nativity! Mark B, I love your Nativity as well! Pretty cool, have had more folks comment on it this year, stop and talk to us and thank us.
  4. 2015 Display Pics PLEASE

    Great Nativity! Mark B, I love your Nativity as well! Pretty cool, have had more folks comment on it this year, stop and talk to us and thank us.
  5. 2015 Display Pics PLEASE

  6. 2015 Display Pics PLEASE

    Slowly getting there this year.
  7. Fabric paint

    My new Santa https://goo.gl/photos/mwhCQmVsS3YJHYES8
  8. Fabric paint

    Picked up a Santa Air Dancer, so don't have to paint now.
  9. Fabric paint

    I picked up a 24' air dancer, it's orange, I was wondering if anyone has used fabric paint on an inflatable, would like to paint him to look like a Santa. Any ideas
  10. Light border around yard ideas ?

    I added Icicle lights hanging to the ground this year in with my normal garland and sparkle lights. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vA6oPOO_xp5XOvvVH47ZUBUnAEtThrywAOuPY-xEcn4=w977-h550-no
  11. slowing down a wiper motor

    the ones I have are 12v with a good amount of amps
  12. slowing down a wiper motor

    How would a low voltage yard light power supply do to run a wiper motor on a display. I got a wiper motor for my carousel and have been trying to figure out power, they are 12 volts.
  13. Giving Presents For The Homeless

    Thanks for sharing that, as a Missions Pastor to our Homeless Community here in Tulsa, THANKS it is always fun to hand them new warm socks, gloves, blankets or a sleeping bag, got to go out last week into some of the camps and tent cities here and warn them, it got down to 5deg, and the ones who wont go in get stuff to them to survive, they will thanks You and God bless You over and over, they appreciate the gifts. Thanks again.
  14. And Now Christmas Is Over

    That's my boy, he had to get in the pic, not even sure where the pig came from, found him in a box this year, so I put him out.
  15. Wish we could end every Christmas dry so we didn't have to dry everything out. One of the down sides of Inflatables, BIG inflatables, still have a 22' Santa and a 20' reindeer to go. Few more days of blower noise.