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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.
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  • 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.
John Kaz

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I’m converting to Led’s. Starting to go thru my inventory. I have the following for sale. All are new in box. All are 100 count unless noted. Quantity and color are listed.

PM me if interested

Menards (green wire) $1.25 each:

274 Red

132 Clear

179 Green

84 Multi

14 Blue

Menards Net Lights (green wire 4 x 6 - 150 count) $3.00 each:

8 Red

9 Green

Home Depot (green wire) $1.25 each:

128 Clear

38 (70 count yellow)

Wal-Mart (green wire) $1.25 each:

136 Clear

40 Multi

Target (green wire) $2.00 each:

8 Pearlized Gold 110 count

Wal-Mart ("Icicles" white wire 300 count):

48 Clear $2.00 each

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Wal-Mart ("Icicles" white wire 300 count):

48 Clear $2.00 each

PM sent for 10 boxes of the Icicle lights........

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I also PM'd for lights.

Jeremy, it's just the luck of what colors people need on what color string. Also he's got them at a great price. I needed more greens and almost nobody carried them this last year in Southern California so this was a big help. Thanks John.

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I used the "key" words ...... LOL.

I have no idea

Good sales John! you post and get like 7 pm's fast, I have a hard time trying to get mine sold.. whats the deal?
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Thanks for the lights John. I got them yesterday and they all work fine. Also thanks for packing them out of their boxes to take up a lot less room for shipping. - Another Happy Customer

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Being new to the hobby, I've never had this many light strings in one place before...holy smokes they get heavy when you put over 4 cases of them together!...

Thanks very much!...Don't know where id be without you!...definately, another satisfied customer!

I highly recommend dealings here...

-David:121_reindeer:

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John,

It was nice meeting you last night. What a house, what a display! I have come up with many new ideas after the visit.

Thank you for the time you spent with me. And of course for all the lights.

Regards

Jack

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