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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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I want to send a special thanks to Paul fro Creative Displays. I had ordered 2 cases of LEDs from him and 2 sets would not work out of the box and another failed after only 2 days of operation. I tried replacing the fuses and making sure the diodes were all connected, to no avail. I called Paul the other day and no questions asked, he sent me 3 new sets of the same LEDs! Thank you Paul - I look forward to doing business with you in the future!

Greg

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I want to send a special thanks to Paul fro Creative Displays. I had ordered 2 cases of LEDs from him and 2 sets would not work out of the box and another failed after only 2 days of operation. I tried replacing the fuses and making sure the diodes were all connected, to no avail. I called Paul the other day and no questions asked, he sent me 3 new sets of the same LEDs! Thank you Paul - I look forward to doing business with you in the future!

Greg

I need to talk to him I guess... about 90% of the lights we got from him are dead right out of the box... especially having problems with net LED lights here.

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Joseph,

If you purchased your LEDs under the prebuy, Paul has made the offer to take them back. Basically no questions asked. The latest on the 2009 strings seems to be promising. This group has really been working with Paul and the manufacture to get a product that will work for us that use animation.

As far as me. I choose not to use any of my 2008 strings of the new design and return them all. Mine have already been returned.

Yes it is a hassle when you think your going to get a product that for reason even beyond Pauls control were not quality. However, he is making every effort to make it correct. The posting of problems start very early in the season. Paul was right in there as many of our members jumped in to determine the failures and how to remedy.

I am right in there with Greg. When I have receive DOA lights it has been as simple as drop Paul and email and tell him what I have failed and the next day I get a notice of shipping. I have even asked in those cases if he wanted the DOA or defective strings back.

Thank you Paul for standing behind a product you believe in and working with our group to make everyone satisfied that wants to be satisfied.

Chuck

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Paul has been very good about taking care of customers. Great way to run a buesiness. Sad that the manufacture didn't provide product that met all of our expectations, but Paul has been good about making it right!!!

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I agree, Paul is a good guy and is a pleasure to do business with. It is not his fault that the manufacturer changed specs on him in mid stream without his knowledge. Even though that happened to him, he is standing behind the product and replacing these strands.

I have to admire someone in this day and time that will stand behind their product like Paul does.

Mike

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