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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.
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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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First Energy 3.33 Off Led Energy Star Lights Until 6-7-2013

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.First Energy Corp. is providing ways for people to save energy around their homes, with this they are providing energy saving flyers at stores in PA. I walked into Lowe's today and the guy was there handing out these flyers and I talked to him for a bit. He said that he knows PA First Energy Companies are doing it, not sure about other states like Ohio. The companies covering this is Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power. You can receive 10.00 off Energy saving surge protectors, and Torchiere floor lamps and 3.33 off LED holiday light sets. (limit 6 holiday light sets per person). I have attached the entire flyers for you to review. They are printed on semi gloss card stock so that might be a good thing to buy to reproduce these very well ( I do not know if they will accept them on paper). Visit https://www.firstene.../s...vania.html for more details. This is good for ANY Energy Star LED light set. To see if they are doing something similar in your area please visit: https://www.firstene...com/fehome.html

This rebate is valid Oct 28 2009 - May 31st 2013 (products to be purchased and rebate MUST be postmarked by June 7th 2013. Some limitations apply: must be listed by the EPA as ENERGY STAR qualified, LED holiday light sets are limited to 6 per customer, a photocopy or portion of the packaging illustrating the brand and proof of led is required to qualify for the rebate.

ALSO: they have a CFL Rebate http://energysavepa-home.com/cfl

The CFL Program from Met-Ed, Penelec and Penn Power (FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities) provides for discounts on the purchase of ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs at participating stores in Pennsylvania** or at our online store.

You’ll save $1.00 on each ENERGY STAR qualified light bulb you purchase — and you’ll be taking an important step toward reducing your energy usage. It’s Easy!

There’s no paperwork to fill out and no rebate form to mail. Simply visit one of the retail locations participating in the program, purchase selected CFLs displaying the ENERGY STAR logo and receive your discount on the spot!

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Hello all I am trying post the pdf files but it keeps telling me that I Used 1.85MB of your 1.95MB global upload quota (Max. single file size: 110.31K) . Does anyone know what this means or how to fix it?

ok found out that you have to delete your attachments by mistake as I was looking around my control panel I found it by mistake, THANKFULLY, anyway I can get them to self-delete after X amount of days?

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www.couponnetwork.com has these coupons. you can print two. (most coupons are limted to two prints). If you aren't familiar with coupon printing, they will ask you to load a coupon printer program on your computer.

As frightening as that sounds, it is safe. Just be careful to to download any toolbars, unless you want them.

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oh ok darlene, i didnt see them posted anywhere so I posted it here and on slickdeals.net I only use SAMPLESTUFF.com and those coupons I can print without downloading any program. I believe u that its safe though. :) thanks for the update though

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