Jump to content
Did you know?
  • 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.

vanni

Members
  • Content Count

    43
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

11 Good

1 Follower

About vanni

  • Rank
    Member
  • Birthday 11/30/1977

Profile Information

  • Location
    syracuse
  • Biography
    am a fun loving person...love to meet people from other cultures
  • Interests
    travelling writing, music, dancing
  • Occupation
    writer
  • About my display
    I love decorations, givining gifts and being with family at christmas

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Definitely just amazing and mind blowing....So beautiful to behold and greatly put together. I,m just loving it http://www.legendarychristmasideas.com
  2. I second that. This is an awesome site i must say. I ,m really having lots of fun in here http://www.legendarychristmasideas.com
  3. vanni

    2009 A Hit!

    Wow........that was so mind blowing..very beautiful i must say
  4. I wouldn't exactly say it was depression. Mine was a case of loneliness. I never felt this alone for any christmas before. With my family on the other side of the world. http://www.legendarychristmasideas.com
  5. I,m so moved to tears. I recently lost an old friend to ovarian cancer. I pray that God will have mercy on your brother and that he also bless his family with peace at this time http://www.legendarychristmasideas.com
  6. Hmmmm what is this menu called? Looks like something I might want to try out soon http://www.legendarychristmasideas.com
  7. Great..Finally got the recipee for my all time favorite bars. Going to try it out http://www.legendarychristmasideas.com
  8. Same here, I ,m going to give it a try
  9. Gosh this years snow is something else. I guess its all adds up to the fun anyway http://www.legendarychristmasideas.com
  10. Those were really terrific..I loved every bit of it.....Wichita is the place to be. :giggle::giggle::giggle::giggle: http://www.legendarychristmasideas.com
  11. vanni

    Six Words

    The snow storm in the north east this was quit alarming..I can imagine the extend of damages it brought to sooo many outdoor decorations http://www.legendarychristmasideas.com
  12. beautiful lights and decorations you have there...Its a great sight to behold
  13. I had a very wonderful christmas this 2009 and i,m grateful to God for that
×
×
  • Create New...