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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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The answer to that question can only be answered by you. There are as many answers tothat as their are people on PC. If I were you, I would buy a single string from each vendor you are intrested in (which includes those here and the big box stores) and make your own informed decision. I'm partially to Holiday Creations. Others to lights from Paul, Brian, and Travis. Some like the Target / Walmart lights. By a string from each, compare, and then make your purchase in Febuary during the "prebuy", when the sales are at their largest. Use your existing lights for this last season. That's my suggestion...

Right now the LEDs are $12 a set with the 10% discount, what are the prices during the prebuy?

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Right now the LEDs are $12 a set with the 10% discount, what are the prices during the prebuy?
That depends. Each color commands a different price (which could cause up to a $3 difference between strings), as well as the bulb count. And then there is of course the quality thing. I cannot say if Brian holds a pre-buy or not, that's best left to him to answer, but this is inline of what I would expect to pay as an average price at this time of year...

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During our pre-buy we had whites @$9.50 and reds at $7 and everything else fell in-between.

Next year, expect prices to be a little higher due to some UL rule changes that have caused more copper being used in the lights. I'd guess about $0.75 higher, but that's really a guess right now.

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Dissapointed in that you only have two colors of LED icicles. Any chance of getting more colors in LED icicles?? --Greg--

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Dissapointed in that you only have two colors of LED icicles. Any chance of getting more colors in LED icicles?? --Greg--

You can PM what you are looking for and I can get you pricing and delivery..The different colors will be a little cheaper than the whites

. In other words, we can get em, we just dont have em.

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Just ordered 30 boxes of the 5mm 70ct mutils for my mini trees. Can't wait to get em!

You won't be disapointed! Since your totally hooked now, next year you need to jump on their presales. Usually in Feb/March. Then load up!

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You won't be disapointed! Since your totally hooked now, next year you need to jump on their presales. Usually in Feb/March. Then load up!

That's my plan! Still a good deal at $10 a box!

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Got my 30 boxes of 5mm yesterday.. they look fantastic! Super bright. Great quality. Fast shipping. Excellent customer service. Couldn't be happier. Thx again!

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How many strands can you hook end to end with these? I've seen the led strands vary from 3 sets to 52 sets. If color makes a difference lets say warm white.

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How many strands can you hook end to end with these? I've seen the led strands vary from 3 sets to 52 sets. If color makes a difference lets say warm white.

UL rated at 43 end to end

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What is the lighted length of the 70 bulb strands on the holiday-light-express website? Also, I don't see any bulb types such as C5, C6, C7, C9, etc. What size are the lights? I didn't see anywhere to specify when ordering when I added them to the shopping cart.

Thanks!

-Jeff

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Hotrod, similar to AGrisWoldXmas question but please refer to my post to see my dilemma:

http://forums.planetchristmas.com/showthread.php/43766-Mega-tree-question-about-Home-Depot-LEDs

Do ya'll carry any multi color 100 count strands, because I am trying to replace the incandescents on my mega tree but want the length to be able to go from the bottom of the tree to the top and back down with one strand thereby making two strands on the tree with only one of your strands, the 70 ct would be to short, I am sure. I do like the fact that yours are sealed especially here in Louisiana where anything rusts with our humidity even when it doesnt rain.

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The lights at the HLE website are all 5mm style with 4" spacing and 6" leads. The HLE website is a website basically being built for the PC community. It's where all our pre order stuff takes place in the spring....

You can visit our retail website www.environmentalled.com which has other styles.

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