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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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I just found this thread and saw myself mentioned several times so I thought I'd pop in.   When I started doing this I did it on a whim, after adding voicetracks to my display. I then thought let me see if others would be interested in this. As it turned out yes they did and I've developed what i think is a solid customer and  fan base as it were.

 

I also know I could be charging more and I hear that each year. But I do this as a hobbyist. I thought long and hard what to charge and realized everyone has a budget each year, and most of that budget is going to go towards the flashy blinky. 

 

Yes I know I could raise prices will I?  NO!  I can remember a former boos of mine who always said its a fine line ....Pigs get fat, Hogs get slaughtered.

 

I do thank those of you who keep saying I should raise prices. It means you like what I do for you. I truly do appreciate being part of your displays.  If you ever have any suggestions or ideas on ways to improve what I do please let me know. You know how to get in touch with me.

 

Kevin

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i have not yet added voiceover to my display but when i do i had already heard so much praise for the demented elf that that was the name in my file.  i also like that he is providing a lovely addition to others displays and not thinking about how much this will do for him.  i applaud you mr kevin.  you are one class act.  i wish you well.

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Thanks for replying, Kevin. I figured you were doing this more for the love if doing it than for making money. Kudos to you for seeing my comments about your work and pricing for what they were... A complement! Best of success to you in your endeavors.

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I just found this thread and saw myself mentioned several times so I thought I'd pop in.   When I started doing this I did it on a whim, after adding voicetracks to my display. I then thought let me see if others would be interested in this. As it turned out yes they did and I've developed what i think is a solid customer and  fan base as it were.

 

I also know I could be charging more and I hear that each year. But I do this as a hobbyist. I thought long and hard what to charge and realized everyone has a budget each year, and most of that budget is going to go towards the flashy blinky. 

 

Yes I know I could raise prices will I?  NO!  I can remember a former boos of mine who always said its a fine line ....Pigs get fat, Hogs get slaughtered.

 

I do thank those of you who keep saying I should raise prices. It means you like what I do for you. I truly do appreciate being part of your displays.  If you ever have any suggestions or ideas on ways to improve what I do please let me know. You know how to get in touch with me.

 

Kevin

You are awesome Kevin - the tribute you did for us this year was absolutely beautiful. It makes my eyes water a bit.

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You are awesome Kevin - the tribute you did for us this year was absolutely beautiful. It makes my eyes water a bit.

A class act. Kevin's services are a no-brainer. 

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