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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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About pjwallen

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  1. Light-O-Rama Pixel Tree

    Actually this sold this week. Sorry I was late posting.
  2. What color lighting do you prefer?

    I outlined my roof in white based on my wife’s choice, but I prefer more color so I am deciding whether to convert to candy cane red white. I haven’t created window frames yet so I’m also considering keeping the roof outline white and making the windows red/white, red/green, or even multicolor. Too many options. This is a great question though.
  3. Walmart here in Cleveland is 50% off today. Found 7 boxes of the easy push Adams 10 inch path light stakes. Seemed to be a fair amount of items still available.
  4. coro snowflakes!

    That solves it thanks qberg!
  5. coro snowflakes!

    At one time they made a set for LEDs. I agree it seems uncertain now. Boscoyo closes for a few weeks on the 20th so I’ll email him today for clarification and report back here.
  6. coro snowflakes!

    Any update on how these snowflakes are working out? Do one of the 4 designs look best lit up? Thanks in advance!
  7. $475 shipped to 60491. Mine includes the show director MP3. This would be $700 from LOR not counting shipping.
  8. Pics of anyone's display progress

    Thank you diamondkilo, love your display and now want to make those DIY gift boxes. What light color would be best on lampposts? The last few years I wrapped with red rope but left it off this year for no real reason. Stick with white minis? Also what are you using for your ground lights? C7s/c9s with stakes or something else? That is what I am doing. Thanks.
  9. Pics of anyone's display progress

    Finally finished today. So happy I rewrapped the bushes from white to red and green this morning. Also happy with my first try at a mega tree and the roof outline, though I wish I did the verticals also. Want to do the windows but could not commit as we are thinking about moving. Great displays everyone!
  10. I have the same tree for sale along with a MP3 show director. New in box. I have this posted to PC. Please message me if interested.
  11. Light-O-Rama Pixel Tree

    Selling new in box Plug-n-Show Black Pixel Tree which has 15 strips of pixels. Also included is the Mini Director MP3 with SD Card Reader/Writer. I bought during the after Xmas sale but cannot use. Asking $525, plus you pay shipping, or best offer. The tree alone currently retails for $599. PM me with question.
  12. Light balls

    Do you have any 5mm lights? Seems like they would help make it look less pointy. I think I'd add more lights regardless. There's never enough!
  13. Lookie What I Found at a Walmart in Texas

    Just curious how are you all planning to incorporate these in your displays?
  14. I just looked and our local HOme Depot shows red, green, white, yellow, and blue RBL c9 LEDs in stock. $7.99 each.