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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 steelerfan

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  • Birthday 10/05/1970

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    putting up lights
  • Location
    lehigh acres fl
  • Biography
    been putting up lights since i was a teeager each year putting up more and more. Work as a carpenter married with 1 child
  • Interests
    watching football, going to disney and putting up christmas lights
  • Occupation
    carpenter
  • About my display
    roughly 80,000 lights not too sure haven't counted for a couple of years. Mostly static added a lights and sounds of xmas this year wanting to go animated maybe next year

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  1. After Christmas Sale

    I didn't even try the big box stores this year seeing how I had so many strings fail being brand new. I just figured it wasn't worth throwing my hard earned money away to save a few bucks. I'm just going to spend it all at hle during the pre sale and buy good lights for a change, I just won't get as many of them. I'm not looking forward to when they all start to go bad I'm hoping they make it 2 more years so it won't hurt the wallet to bad when I switch over to sealed strings. Kevin
  2. LED C7 strobes wanted

    http://www.creativedisplays.com/C-7-CLEAR-LED-RETRO-FIT-STROBE-LAMPS-C-7LEDSTROBEC.htm They carry C7 LED strobes
  3. Olaf wireframe

    I freehand drew it on a piece of plywood. One day I'm going to get a overhead projector.
  4. Olaf wireframe

    I built this one last year
  5. My Take On Drivway Arches

    Yes I made Olaf, I freehand drew it on a piece of plywood cut and bent and welded the steel bar in my driveway added rope lights and painted a few sections with model paint. I'm thinking of adding Elsa on the other side.
  6. My Take On Drivway Arches

    This year I added a 3rd section of pvc arches and a 24' x 12' 3/4 emt rope light arch as the entrance to my driveway. The emt arch was bent using a conduit bender and welded into a truss which I attached the snowflakes, let it snow sign and Olaf to. I began welding snowflakes, Olaf and the sign in Sept. Now that the season is almost over I have to find a place to store it, lucky it comes apart in 3 sections.
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