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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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for all who asked, its an old 60's pattern, you cut wood out in the shape of the object then glue it on its already painted and what have you all you need to do is pour resin over it to seal it in.... i did repair a reindeer foot though and had to paint it to match ;)

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Awesome job, Shawn!

You idea thief! LOL! You changed your Beco/GenFoam Joseph from the red to brown! LOL! It looks great!

Nope ive been meaning to do that since i got the set but just have not done it so bite me Mr. :giggle:

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SO half the night pictures... stink lol ill take better ones you just cant see anything my bad LOL

After seeing the blurry pictures I was wondering if maybe it was YOU that was drinking the beer and throwing the bottles on your lawn! LOL

Seriously, very nice display Shawn. It's nice to have a lot of space, isn't it?

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After seeing the blurry pictures I was wondering if maybe it was YOU that was drinking the beer and throwing the bottles on your lawn! LOL

Seriously, very nice display Shawn. It's nice to have a lot of space, isn't it?

LOL no it wasnt me i took the flash off and the camera is dumb when you take night pictures you have to hold the camera still and it was cold out and i just didnt want to hold it for 2 more seconds :P

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LOL no it wasnt me i took the flash off and the camera is dumb when you take night pictures you have to hold the camera still and it was cold out and i just didnt want to hold it for 2 more seconds :P

Get you a tripod. Best investment you'll ever make.

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Get you a tripod. Best investment you'll ever make.

lol ya im gonna take some pic on the street in the freezing cold messing with a tripod! LOL! i bared the winter cold and took better pics about 15 mins ago ill post them later tonight or tomorrow

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It does look nice! I like all the little groups. And the chimney on the roof. The nativity sets look great! I really like that old wood Santa sleigh set. I should run back to the antique store and get the Santa they had! I think it's the same one you have. A little snow and you have a winter wonderland! Tom

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It does look nice! I like all the little groups. And the chimney on the roof. The nativity sets look great! I really like that old wood Santa sleigh set. I should run back to the antique store and get the Santa they had! I think it's the same one you have. A little snow and you have a winter wonderland! Tom

theres a full pattern at a local antique mall we saw today. however for whatever reason they just put it on cardboard and got cat hair and plopped it on his face for his mustache so now it looks like santas eating a cat lol back in st joe a antique mall had one but the owner is greeeeeeeedyyyyyy she wanted i think it was $1000 for the full set and it was on cardboard to crazy lady lol had bad run ins with her lol

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