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  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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About airmaui

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  • Birthday December 9

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  • Location
    Allentown PA area
  • Biography
    I am a 47 year old Christmas enthusiast who loves bringing smiles to faces during the holiday season!
    I work at a local energy company as a Computer / Electrical engineer.
  • Interests
    I love to fly and I am a member of a local flying club.
  • Occupation
    Keeping the lights on.
  • About my display
    Just starting out with 32 channels and 10,000 lights.

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    Hello, I have a very beautiful and very unique "Santa with Children" (near life-size) fiberglass decoration. I purchased it two years ago with the intent of adding this to my outdoor display. I never did because I thought it was just too beautiful to place outside. It measures 45" x 30" x 30" . Too large to ship. Pick up in Allentown, Pa area. I would meet you within 30 miles of the Allentown / Philadelphia area. New and in perfect condition. Will make a beautiful and unique addition to any display! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

    $225.00

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    Hello I an selling 16 strings of 70 count LED Full Wave Warm White lights. I bought them 3 years ago during a group sale for at least $16 each. I used then for two seasons but did not decorate last year so they were only used for two seasons. I am selling them for $4 a string or $64 for all. They were tested ( I left them plugged in for 30 minutes) then wrapped each in zip lock bags. I an located an hour north of Philadelphia and an hour south west of NYC. Thank you! Merry Christmas.

    $64.00

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    Hello I an selling 16 strings of 70 count LED Full Wave Warm White lights. I bought them 3 years ago during a group sale for $16 each. I used then for two seasons but did not decorate last year so they were only used for two seasons. I am selling them for $4 a string or $64 for all. They were tested ( I left them plugged in for 30 minutes) then wrapped each in a zip lock bags. I an located an hour north of Philadelphia and an hour south west of NYC. Thank you! Merry Christmas.

    $64.00

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    Hello, I have a very beautiful and very unique "Santa with Children" (near life-size) fiberglass decoration. I purchased it two years ago with the intent of adding this to my outdoor display. I never did because I thought it was just too beautiful to place outside. It measures 45" x 30" x 30" . Too large to ship. Pick up in Allentown, Pa area. I would meet you within 30 miles of the Allentown / Philadelphia area. New and in perfect condition. Will make a beautiful and unique addition to any display! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

    $225.00

    Allentown, Pennsylvania - US

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    High Quality Phillips and GE Christmas Lights 100 bulbs per string 24 boxes of RED and 12 boxes of GREEN / $2 per boxBrand New Never Used

    $2.00

    Allentown, Pennsylvania - US

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    Hello, I have a very beautiful and very unique "Santa with Children" (near life-size) fiberglass decoration. I purchased it two years ago with the intent of adding this to my outdoor display. I never did because I thought it was just too beautiful to place outside. It measures 45" x 30" x 30" . Too large to ship. Pick up in Allentown, Pa area. I would meet you within 30 miles of the Allentown / Philadelphia area. New and in near perfect condition. Will make a beautiful and unique addition to any display! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

    $250.00

    North of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - US

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    High Quality Phillips and GE Christmas Lights 100 bulbs per string 36 boxes of RED and 36 boxes of GREEN / $2 per boxBrand New Never Used

    $2.00

    Allentown, Pennsylvania - US

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    High Quality Phillips and GE Christmas Lights 100 bulbs per string Color: GREEN strings and Red strings36 boxes of RED and 36 boxes of GREEN / $2.50 per boxBrand New Never Used

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    Allentown, Pennsylvania - US

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    Hello, I have a very beautiful and very unique "Santa with Children" (near life-size) fiberglass decoration. I purchased it two years ago with the intent of adding this to my outdoor display. I never did because I thought it was just too beautiful to place outside. It measures 45" x 30" x 30" . Too large to ship. Pick up in Allentown, Pa area. I would meet you within 30 miles of the Allentown / Philadelphia area. New and in near perfect condition. Will make a beautiful and unique addition to any display! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

    $275.00

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    Hello, I have a very beautiful and very unique "Santa with Children" (near life-size) fiberglass decoration. I purchased it two years ago with the intent of adding this to my outdoor display. I never did because I thought it was just too beautiful to place outside. It measures 45" x 30" x 30" . Too large to ship. Pick up in Allentown, Pa area. I would meet you within 30 miles of the Allentown area. New and in near perfect condition. Will make a beautiful and unique addition to any display! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

    $250.00

  11. THIS AD HAS EXPIRED!

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    Hello, I have a very beautiful and very unique "Santa with Children" (near life-size) fiberglass decoration. I purchased it two years ago with the intent of adding this to my outdoor display. I never did because I thought it was just too beautiful to place outside. It measures 45" x 30" x 30" . Too large to ship. Pick up in Allentown, Pa area. I would meet you within 30 miles of the Allentown area. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! Merry Christmas

    $300.00

    Allentown / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - US

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    Hello, I have a very beautiful and very unique "Santa with Children" (near life-size) fiberglass decoration. I purchased it two years ago with the intent of adding this to my outdoor display. I never did because I thought it was just too beautiful to place outside. It measures 45" x 30" x 30" . Too large to ship. Pick up in Allentown, Pa area. I would meet you within 30 miles of the Allentown area. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! Merry Christmas

    $325.00

    Allentown - US

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    Hello, I have a very beautiful and very unique "Santa with Children" (near life-size) fiberglass statue. I purchased it two years ago with the intent of adding this to my outdoor display. I never did because I thought it was just too beautiful to place outside. It measures 45" x 30" x 30" . Too large to ship. Pick up in Allentown, Pa area. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! Merry Christmas

    $400.00

    Allentown, Pennsylvania - US

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