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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.

Yuletron

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About Yuletron

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    My son was due on Christmas Eve 2000, but was born early on Dec 7th.
  • Location
    NY
  • Biography
    live on Long Island
  • Interests
    cars, bowling, martial arts
  • Occupation
    Software/security engineer
  • About my display
    still evolving after 19 years. recently converted everything to LED, including my blowmolds

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  1. 1yr Old C9 LEDs Failing

    I lost 7 LED net light sets this year, but it was due to rust in the sockets and on the bulb contacts.They were Walmart specials ($12 ea?) but still...
  2. Blow mold Nativity Custom Paint Job?

    I've painted a few. Stripped them down (which may remove mold release agents), washed/scrubbed with Dawn, then wiped down with 91% isopropyl alcohol from Walgreens. Then used spray paint for plastic (Rustoleum, Fusion, etc) No paint chipping after 4 years .
  3. Yuletron's Christmas 2017

    Some new additions and a more orderly design.
  4. Blow mold candles

    I have 6 Christmas and 2 Halloween and I bought LED flickering lights for them this year. I'll have to take pix, but here are the bulbs: https://www.amazon.com/Flickering-Emulation-Atmosphere-Decorative-Simulated/dp/B01JEB67ES you can find them cheaper from other vendors - I think I paid $14 each for mine
  5. Blow Mold Replacement lights

    The ones from Home Depot came with the clips. It was in the lamp repair section
  6. Halloween

    I have a few blowmolds , 1 inflatable, and some odds and ends, but I don't put it up till a few days before Oct 31st; then take it down Nov 1st.
  7. Blow Mold Replacement lights

    Home Depot has them for 6.99 (here in NY). Otherwise I make my own
  8. I had Baby Jesus stolen the year my son was born (2000). The next year I created a stable out of wood, and attached everything with bolts except Jesus: he's tied down with a steel cable. Unfortunate that this has to be done... http://www.jimrohrs.com/Christmas2015/DSC01187.JPG
  9. Did some research and it looks like the best way to go is Coro in rectangular box shapes with flat white paint and some silver glitter. My only concern is if I light it from inside that the ribs show through. Anyone ever do this or have a better suggestion? I'm still relatively new at making my own decorations...
  10. Custom or cuttable LED light strings

    We sell bulk C7 wire as well as LED C7 retro fit bulbs. You can cut this to whatever length you need. http://www.holiday-light-express.com/C7_stringers.php http://www.holiday-light-express.com/C9_Ceramic_bulbs.php http://www.holiday-light-express.com/SPT-1_Plugs.php No net lights? I'm always looking for blue nets, red nets, and pure white twinkling nets....
  11. LED net lights - possible to fix?

    Was thinking of buying the LED Keeper - at least I could check bulbs. These have replaceable bulbs, so I guess I gotta start pulling. thx guys
  12. LED net lights - possible to fix?

    I bought 5 4x6 LED net lights, used them Christmas 2014, and this year, 3 out of the 5 sets are not working. I'm going to contact the place I bought them, but is there way to for the average DIYer to find the problems and fix them?
  13. I used plastic cable ties. Yes, long and tedious. I haven't found a solution for wire frame decorations yet, unless I re-use the clips the frame came with
  14. Led C7 Bulbs

    I have cool white C7 LEDs in 2 small angels, Jesus, and in a 2-part blowmold "Merry Christmas" sign. I like the glow.
  15. Nativity Marble Blow Mold Led Bulbs

    have you tried bulbs.com? my bought from there for my 3 Wisemen
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