Jump to content
Did you know?
  • 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.

Recommended Posts

The suspense is killing me. How many channels does $12K get you? :giggle:

I second that notion! I don't think I could fit 12K worth of LOR stuff??? Besides, 12K for LOR........how does that translate into $ amounts for the Lights??? It's exponential!!!!!

I purchased 2 Cosmic Color Ribbons (I dislike the CCR abbreviation, reminds me of CC&Rs from a HOA!!!!!!) and I am in the same boat as Paul, I really have no idea what I am going to do with them.

2 DC Boards.

2 sets of ELLs

and one more 1602W

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

(I dislike the CCR abbreviation, reminds me of CC&Rs from a HOA!!!!!!)

Just think of John Fogherty and Co. instead and it becomes all better ;)

-Tim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The suspense is killing me. How many channels does $12K get you? :giggle:

HAHA ya one other guy sent me a pm and i was like what? i re read my post and typo haha, ment $1,200 not $12,000. WOOPS:D:giggle:

-Will

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

so does that mean you won part of the contest?

I am hoping so LOL, I dodn't know when they annouce the winners.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just got my shipping confirmation. Don't know if that means i didn't win. I don't care just looking forward to my first year with LOR. I am very excited about it. (but then toasted cheese sandwiches make me excited LOL)

John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am hoping so LOL, I dodn't know when they annouce the winners.

This is a quote from the LOR Sale website:

When all orders have been shipped we will publish online, the list of TryForFree winners.

Then this about the free computers:

The winners of the 4 PCs will be announced on July 22, 2009.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a quote from the LOR Sale website:

When all orders have been shipped we will publish online, the list of TryForFree winners.

Then this about the free computers:

The winners of the 4 PCs will be announced on July 22, 2009.

Its the 23rd and I havent seen anything ,,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...