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  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • 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.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. 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.

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About jarnaez

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  • Location
    Miami FL.
  • Biography
    I am a chistmas lighting fiend
  • Interests
    decoratinag and restoring christmas decorations that have ben handed down to me, or I have purchased.
  • Occupation
    IT Professional
  • About my display
    See my facebook profile for my christmas lighting

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  1. I could try to see if I can stack them. ans let you know
  2. I use to use net lights but now I am useing regular led lights in sequence red and white and I wrap them and they stay put, even here in south florida
  3. Hello Fellow people Any takers on this post?
  4. yeah I have 8 at 5 dollars its 40 bucks
  5. no its 40 plus shipping
  6. miami a little further south
  7. Hello fellow pcers. I am selling 8 candle tops. they are used. I had them on my display till this year, the bases were destroid because of the heat and sun here in south florida. but the candle tops are perfect. I have 8 of them and I am selling them at all 8 for 40 buck or better offer. Please PM me if you are interested. this is how they look.
  8. well done !!! very well done
  9. Paul are you going to have another sale now for the christmas lights I am looking to buying 4 cases of lights from you and I would really like to see if I can get a sale or a discount.

  10. can you show the process? what stitching did you use?
  11. Johnny How did you mount the star on your pitched roof?

    1. Johnny A

      Johnny A

      We used the large Holdman Star sold by Christmas-LEDs.com http://www.christmas-leds.com/productinfo_v3.aspx?productid=HLDMN-STR

      We built a frame from 2X4's and painted it flat black. The frame consists of three main pieces; the frame which the star is mounted and a two piece frame which rest on each pitch of the roof. The frames are bolted together with 3/8" bolts, nuts and washers. See attached pics.DSCN1791.JPGDSCN1753.JPG

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  12. I have yet to start on my display, this was due to a death in the family (grandfather) but this weekend thanksgiving I will be starting the crazy christmas lighting. I willbe dedicating my lighting this year to him and his favorite number was 13 so I am putting up 13 soliders even though I have over 22 I owe it to him. Here goes nothing... Happy thanksgiving to all. Stay tuned for pictures

  13. Great Video How did you do the bases? and how many lights did you sting up?
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