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  • 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.
  • 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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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Being with my family, going to church, seeing everyone's displays, and so many more. :)
  • Location
    United States
  • Biography
    I enjoy decorating for holidays and many other things too. :)
  • Interests
    aquariums, holidays, Apple Inc, gardening/flowers/etc.
  • Occupation
    Student
  • About my display
    I really enjoy Airblown Inflatables. :)
  1. 2012 Halloween Display Is Now Up!

    Hi Lee, I always enjoy seeing your display, have you started working on Halloween yet this year?
  2. Hi Everyone!

    Hi everyone, I would love to see this section bustling with some activity again so I figured I would post something. I believe Gemmy is due to be previewing items starting August 1, what do you predict/ what are you most looking forward to? I am really excited to put the displays up this year, we only have a few more months until it is time for Halloween, how awesome is that?
  3. The Christmas Song Identification

    I was wondering if I could get some help identifying a version of The Christmas Song. There is a version I hear on the radio every year (I believe the singer is male, but can't remember the voice too well), that has a really interesting, calm, instrumental ending. It isn't Al Jarreau's version (though his original version is my favorite). The whole song is pretty calm....any suggestions based on this vague description? Thanks.
  4. 2014 Inflatables

    I could have used the penguin flag one for the fourth!
  5. For Sale Maybe Soon Not Sure?

    Xenon, are you no longer putting up a display? I really enjoy seeing yours!
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