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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.
JSlade

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Hello Everyone!

Another "newbie" here! LOL

Let me begin by saying.. this has got to be the COOLEST forum I have ever seen!! THANK YOU PLANET CHRISTMAS!!!!

I tried to make a LOR signature using the P.C. generator but when I click on the link to paste it into my signature it tells me the link is broken and I cannot locate it in my profile/settings either... Did this option get cancelled??

BTW thanks to all who offer such GREAT information and support!! You ALL are awesome!!! THX!!

Temporary Signature....

John Slade

Soon to be using 80 channels of LOR

Controlling 30,000 lights!! :-)

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Thank you!!

Ok... so I am deffinatly a newbie!!! I did find the signature section... the link in the signature generator paste option is still not working, but I obviously found it... Its located in "my profile" next to my picture then click on settings, in the heading of "your options" click "profile" and then "change signature"

This all for anyone newer than me!! ha ha

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Welcome both of you to PlanetChristmas! Ask lots of questions and you'll learn a lot, I have. But, the answers slow way down during "the season" as everyone is busy working on their own display so ask questions early.. Again, Welcome!

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I wish the signatures wrere limited.

Too much junk. If you want to post a formal signature about your email, numbers or web ok, no problem.

I don't care you use LOR, D-lights, Etc with "millions of lights".

That is not a signature to me.

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Thank you!!

Ok... so I am deffinatly a newbie!!! I did find the signature section... the link in the signature generator paste option is still not working, but I obviously found it... Its located in "my profile" next to my picture then click on settings, in the heading of "your options" click "profile" and then "change signature"

This all for anyone newer than me!! ha ha

I take it you fig. out the signature because I see it on your post. oh and welcome to PC you'll find sometimes you will list stuff and people do not read your post correctly LOL good luck with your display.

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There was almost an entire day when the Signature Generator was off-line as the main PlanetChristmas website was being refreshed. Sorry about that.

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Welcome both of you to PlanetChristmas! Ask lots of questions and you'll learn a lot.....I've been here almost 2yrs and I still feel like a NEWBIE.........Lots to learn .........BUT It's fun!!!

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I'm not so much a newbie but still lots to learn.I have checked in every day since becoming a member & love how everybody is willing to help so THANKS to all.

Welcome aboard & enjoy the ride!

I'm happy with the new signature options we have.So much better than before the upgrade!

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