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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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  1. There was an early post regarding minis for sale in Tampa, Florida. I recently made the trip up to Tampa and this company literally had thousands of minis for sale. They have green wire clear bulbs available. If your interested see number below, ask for Robert or Andrew tell em Bill sent you. They usually are unable to answer phone, leave a message and they will return your call. They are willing to ship but prefer local pickup. I guess it depends on quantity. Shipping charges may cost just as much, but still a good deal. If anyone is South Florida is interested let me know. I travel to Tampa a few times a year and would gladly pick them up for you. Tampa Lights 813-767-9189
  2. Got an email from a seller on ecrater. He has 8 sets of GE Crystal Ice Crystals. He is asking $29.99 a box plus shipping, or the lot for $160.00 plus shipping. I never purchased items from ecrater so I don't know how reliable the source. If anyone is interested let me know. I will send his contact info. Here is a picture and link for reference. http://aasaving.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=6496330#
  3. Just came back from Home Depot with a bunch of trees for next year. Most of the items were marked down to 75% off. An associate told me the sale should have started tomorrow but some stores are discounting today. Thought you all should know. Good luck.
  4. Thank you. Happy New Year.
  5. I'm looking for wireframe clips that holds minis at 90 degrees. Any suggestions?
  6. Paul, I am looking for 100 count mini lights for next year. I noticed your post and didnt see mini lights on the list. Will they be on sale as well? Below is a list of mini lights needed. Currently your price is $150 for Minibrite 100 mini light sets (MINIBRITE100) . Is that price for 100 sets of 100 count mini lights? Thank you. 100 sets 100 count mini light green 100 sets 100 count mini light red 100 sets 100 count mini light clear

  7. Do you know current price?
  8. True. Ive checked Walmart, Lowes, HomeDepot, Walgreens, etc.... No luck anywhere. What a great way to start.
  9. Thanks, I'll give him a ring.
  10. Next year will be my first year animating lights. I picked a good time to start as I can not find lights anywhere. I'm hoping someone as lights for sale.I need the following below. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you. Happy holidays. 100 sets of 100 count mini lights clear 100 sets of 100 count mini lights green 100 sets of 100 count mini lights red
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