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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.

    Fs: Led Par 38 Flood Lights New 120 Led Bright!

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    Hey all,


    I bought these a little while back and then found out they were not dimmable.  I tried to get the vendor to take them back and he never would.  I am giving up and would like to sell them to recoup some of my money.  They have never been used outside of testing the bulbs only to find out they didn't dim.


    They are the single brightest LED flood that I have ever seen (and I've tried several including some of the RGB makes and models).  This is due to the fact that they have 120 individual LEDs in them.


    These floods possess full metal and glass body, no plastic, so they are incredibly heavy duty.  I paid between $28-35 each for them.  I have twelve (12) each of green, red, and warm white.  These will ship out in the original boxes that they arrived in... I will re-test each one before sending them out.


    I am asking $24 for each one, but feel free to make me an offer.


    Thanks for looking.

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    • 4 weeks later...

    Ok, how about $7.50 per bulb.  I just cut my price in half!!


    I also have conventional halogen PAR38 bulbs in red, green, and white, some new, some not.  Probably 12 of each color.  $3 for new and $2 for not new (the used bulbs will of course be tested).


    PM me if interested.

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