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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.

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About lenning

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  • Birthday 01/26/1964

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  • Location
    Claremont, California, USA
  • Biography
    Love decorating. Want to work on animating this year
  • Interests
    getting ready for christmas
  • Occupation
    City Worker
  • About my display
    have tv playing Its A Wonderful Life
  1. Viewing Public Say the Darndest Things

    I have the santa projection going on in my upstairs window. A little girl was outside crying in front of my display with her mom trying to comfort her. I came up and asked if she was ok. The mom said "She is upset because she wants to know why Santa stays in your house and not hers"! A candy cane and hot chocolate made it all better.
  2. Hi Glenn,

    PM is not working.  Please email me at [email protected] if it is available.  I will get the payment to you ASAP!

    Thanks

    Lenny Davis

  3. For Sale- Garage Door Mural

    Hi Glenn, If it is still available, I would love to buy it! I'll PM you now. Thanks Can't get PM to work. Bummer! Email me at [email protected] if still available and thanks!
  4. Everything has a reason

    HAHAHAHA! I had to share that with my wife! Don't leave us hanging Don! Were you able to get all 10??!!
  5. Selling Everything

    Oh well, too good to be true!
  6. Selling Everything

    Very interested in the animated items!
  7. Hi everyone, First let me start off with fact that I know absolutely nothing about electrical things. Nothing about controllers, boards, or pretty much anything along that line. If it plugs in and lights up....great! If it doesn't, then it probably needed to be replaced anyways. However I am ready to learn. I am looking to make a single LED flash on and off with it being able to adjust the timing of it. If anyone can explain it in pretty simple terms I would be more than grateful! Thanks!!!
  8. Wind ripped my Inflatable Snow Globe

    I had a big snow globe a few years ago and of course some kids vandalized it by slashing the globe part right in the middle of the globe. I got a large needle and 50lb test fishing line and stitched it. It held the air and the cut was visible but barely
  9. Motorizing a cutout

    I love it! Thanks everyone
  10. Motorizing a cutout

    Hi everyone, Just curious if anyone has motorized the arm on this cutout from The Winfield Collection. I just received the pattern and plan on making the arm go up and down. It doesn't look too difficult, but if someone else has and can explain how they did it, it would save me the usual 10 trips to the hardware store, a few swear words and a bunch of "I told you to ask for advice" from the wife! Much thanks and hope everyone is doing great! I
  11. Inflatable repair

    I had the big snow globe and it ripped in the front. I used a needle and fishing line to stitch it together. Held up well with very minor air leak that didn't affect it at all.
  12. Christmas outdoor counter/clock

    I bought the Disney countdown clock and it was great. Held up well and was plenty bright. However when I bought it back in November, I had to return it twice due to it not being able to focus.
  13. I bought the Disney countdown at Lowes back in November.  Worked great and is well built.  However, I had to return it twice and exchange it for one that worked.  Out of the box it was a blur and could not be focused no matter what.  But when I got one that worked, it worked great with no issues!

  14. Snow Globe Projection

    That is so AWSOME qberg! Very well done. I know have my goal for next year!! Great details on how you did it! Quick question. Which version of PowerDirector did you use? (just want to make sure I get the right mask). Hopfully you can post your video. Again very well done!!
  15. Anyone know how many lums it projects? Thanks!
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