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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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Xtreme Holiday Expo

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Mark your calendars!

The Xtreme Holiday Expo is coming early this summer and will be THE event to come to this summer. Strategically located in the center of the USA, you can come to XHE and learn about all aspects of holiday decorating from how to know what to buy and how to build and economical display to working with the latest RGB technology.

We have 20 class slots we are filling with instructors and you as an attendee will be able to sit in on and learn about sequencing, electrical, and even one of the coolest lights available - EL Wire (electro-luminescent wire).

Registration is NOW OPEN and for a limited time you can still get in for only $35.

What do you get for this price ?

We will be having vendors phyically on hand with products to demo and sell including, Light n Wire, 3G Lighting Creations, and a few more to come. We are also working on bringing you some LIVE entertainment for Saturday night.

Not only will you be able to learn, shop, and be entertained, but this low price also includes lunch for Saturday AND Sunday.

All you have to do is get here. How do you do that?

Come and Register today at http://www.XtremeHolidayExpo.com/register.html

Want more….. keep up with the latest announcements !

Sign up for our facebook page with the link on our home page

To top all of this off, if you register and pay before 2/15, your name will be in the drawing to recieve your registration for FREE.

Don't miss out on all the fun, education, shopping, and giveaways at XHE this summer.

Check out our site for all of the rest of the details www.XtremeHolidayExpo.com

I'll see you there,

Lyman

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Mark your calendars!

The Xtreme Holiday Expo is coming early this summer and will be THE event to come to this summer. Strategically located in the center of the USA, you can come to XHE and learn about all aspects of holiday decorating from how to know what to buy and how to build and economical display to working with the latest RGB technology.

We have 20 class slots we are filling with instructors and you as an attendee will be able to sit in on and learn about sequencing, electrical, and even one of the coolest lights available - EL Wire (electro-luminescent wire).

Registration is NOW OPEN and for a limited time you can still get in for only $35.

What do you get for this price ?

We will be having vendors phyically on hand with products to demo and sell including, Light n Wire, 3G Lighting Creations, and a few more to come. We are also working on bringing you some LIVE entertainment for Saturday night.

Not only will you be able to learn, shop, and be entertained, but this low price also includes lunch for Saturday AND Sunday.

All you have to do is get here. How do you do that?

Come and Register today at http://www.XtremeHol...m/register.html

Want more….. keep up with the latest announcements !

Sign up for our facebook page with the link on our home page

To top all of this off, if you register and pay before 2/15, your name will be in the drawing to recieve your registration for FREE.

Don't miss out on all the fun, education, shopping, and giveaways at XHE this summer.

Check out our site for all of the rest of the details www.XtremeHolidayExpo.com

I'll see you there,

Lyman

Hi Lyman I may have missed it, but is the date of your expo?:confused:

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