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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.

ironman

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About ironman

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  • Birthday 01/14/1968

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    rudolph
  • Location
    west haven conn.
  • Biography
    male 42 years old. love christmas
  • Interests
    christmas and fireworks
  • Occupation
    autobody
  • About my display
    it keeps growing.

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  1. I would love to see a heat miser and snow miser blow molds i tried to find any type of outdoor decor for these 2 and came up empty. but i think blow molds would be the best.
  2. arches done and light up 3 white and 3 blue 6 channels
  3. i think it wasa littleover 20 feet
  4. No i didn't use any guide wires, I used 5 foot rebar put half or less into ground and they are very strong. Started putting the lights on today and then it got very windy and started to rain and they did not move in the wind
  5. each arch is 32 feet and it took 2 full days tomorrow they will come down and the lights will go on then back up. i have 10 boxes of 60 count led bulbs for each arch it will be three blue and three white 6 channels .its my firstyear with lor 32 channels
  6. all mached up and reay for lights tomrrow
  7. can someone recommend a good free song editing software site
  8. I enjoy coming by every year to see your display.
  9. metal conduit very cheap and works great. Cut to length, pound it into the ground and slip the blowmold over it. Or sometimes ill put one in the back to and use bailing wire.
  10. Chris been by twice already, Very impressed.
  11. Nice car. i have a 87 ss monte carlo 383 stroker
  12. I will be taking this year off . Just got over a battle with cancer the beginning of the summer so i am just taking it easy for now getting my strength back.good news is i beat it.bought a 64 channel l.o.r last year when i got sick and still haven't got to try it but i will work on my songs and building this year . Looking forward to seeing everyone's displays.
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