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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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They don't exist.

What do you mean "RGB" net lights though?

Are you thinking you want each bulb in the net light to be individually controlled or are you thinking you want a net light where the entire unit is RGB? OR are you thinking of a net light with mulitple plugs so while it is only one unit, you can switch between three or four colors?

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Ideally each bulb individually controlled, but other wise a net that has RGB led bulbs. I'm not looking for 3 plugs. Something like what you see on this page: http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/531112539/Hot_Item_Chrismas_decoration_RGB_led.html

You will find that these are just individual Red, Green and Blue LEDs, the net cant be controlled as all red , all blue or all green. Its RGB in the sense that it has the red, green and blue LEDs only. So not true RGB, just really a play on words. the other issue is the voltage rating

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Your best bet right now is going to be purchasing RGB strings and "netting" them with chicken-wire or another backing material.

Do you want information about RGB string purchase?

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I agree with Jeff, you would be surprised how quickly you can make your own net lights. I didn't use RGB, but I made some custom white LED nets using the wire from my old incandescent nets. I just threw on the television and before I knew it I had three 500 light nets constructed. I tied one end to my bicycle stand and put the other end behind the hinge side of my basement door and went from one side to the other tying a knot at each light. You can definitely do the same with RGB lights.

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Do you want information about RGB string purchase?

Sure, I've been looking into also getting some RGB strip lights. Ideally I want to run the strips along my gutters and then just leave them up year round. Any suggestions?

A few things that seem to be a problem is that most manufactures say they will get destroyed by the sunlight within a year. I found a couple that say they can hold up, but not

sure I trust it. I was also thinking about using some tape to cover up each light, and then paint the rest with the same white I just had my house/gutters painted in to make them harder to notice the rest of the year. I still haven't finished taking down lights from this past Christmas :unsure: and think it would be cool to have different colors going for all the different holidays.

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Thank You! Switching over to LED is going to be an expensive ordeal!

They are worth it! Just not having to deal with bulbs constantly burning out is one headache I am MORE than happy to not have to deal with!!! And just think, you can put up even MORE lights and burn less than 10% of the energy!

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I'm looking forward to seeing your future work!

With both LED products and RGB I am happy to personally help you with getting the correct product :).

I will send you a PM.

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