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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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Just a friendly reminder that our Presale with the 30% down option ends tomorrow Jan 8th.  We will be taking calls tonight and tomorrow through 10:00PM CST 210-267-5371 if you have questions or want to place a phone order.  To order online visit www.MITSLighting.com

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A big thanks to everyone for placing your orders.  We will be taking them through tomorrow morning and then get the order over to China to let the manufacturing begin!

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Received word today from the factory in China that our order is complete and will be heading to the docks for loading.  We should have a container number for tracking purposes soon and will post the tracking information when it is available.  ETA in the US is mid to late May.

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Glad to hear things seem to be moving better this year.

 

All the best for a great season!

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This morning we received great news.  The container is in San Antonio and customs has released it.  We are set to take delivery in about an hour and will begin shipping.  If you were a 30% down order look in your email for the balance.  Thanks for everyone who ordered we will be getting the lights to you very soon.

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OMG David I just noticed the email you sent me for my Payment. It has been made so sorry for the delay.

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Did anyone else order icicle lights expecting white strings but get green strings?  I'm a little bummed, shipping to my neck of the woods wasn't cheap.

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it turns out my icicles were not icicles at all, they were replaced with regular strings.  Waiting to hear back from Jacob as well.

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Yes I have. Jacob is going to send me the correct lights. I will send the wrong sets of lights back to Jacob.

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Has anyone heard from Jacob recently??

or anyone from MITS??

 

When I received my notification that my lights were being shipped, they also advised that my C9 bulbs would be shipped separately (without any time frame)

 

Haven't received any update on the C9 bulbs or the replacement strings that went out from last year.

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