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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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Thanks Jen. I sent her a PM but she hasn't been on the site in a week. She only has 2 post since 2007 so it might be a while before she sees it. lol

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I hope she responds....

No offense to her but I have found that dealing with the people there is quite frustrating. People post they are wanting to buy things and you offer them items at a decent price and then they don't want it and continue to post wanted threads. And I have had a ton of people wanting to buy stuff I have for sale only to give me the run around when I ask for payment. I mean come on....you have a crap load of inflatables you should have an idea of shipping. Why ask if you are not serious. I just don't get it...

Sorry to vent on your thread....

I hope you sell your arches...those are hard to find.

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Jen....I dont care if someone doesn't like the shipping cost.....but at least send a message and say that your not interested. I have missed sales from other people wanting stuff I was waiting for a response that never came. May be I'll start posting my PP address and first one to pay gets it....LOL

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I know...

First they should have an idea what shipping will be...second if they don't have the money why bother to ask about something.

I'm so over being nice and wanting to help do whatever it takes to get them a nice item to display.

Most people sell things because they need the money or they need the space.

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Don't want to hijack the thread either.

But I have to agree Jen here.

It amazes me what people think you'll bring your price down to.

I have a bunch of inflatables up right now on Ebay for sale.

Got at least 5 Ebay emails from buyers offering me 100.00 for 5 of them.

And of course they choose the 5 that will probabaly sell for 75-100 each.

I just tell them, if you don't like the price or the shipping don't bid.

I hope she responds....

No offense to her but I have found that dealing with the people there is quite frustrating. People post they are wanting to buy things and you offer them items at a decent price and then they don't want it and continue to post wanted threads. And I have had a ton of people wanting to buy stuff I have for sale only to give me the run around when I ask for payment. I mean come on....you have a crap load of inflatables you should have an idea of shipping. Why ask if you are not serious. I just don't get it...

Sorry to vent on your thread....

I hope you sell your arches...those are hard to find.

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