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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.

superdave1225

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About superdave1225

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  • Birthday 09/22/1954

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  • Location
    Spring Hill Kansas
  • Biography
    Love Christmas and decorating for it.
  • Interests
    Christmas no doubt as well as fishing gardening and music.
  • Occupation
    Field Manager
  • About my display
    Well lets say it changes every year. I also do a small shopping center and a small office building.
  1. The smiles on childrens faces every Halloween and Christmas when they come to see my displays.
  2. UPDATE Local Home Depots do not have the 4x8 sheets just 2x2 foot size for $12.99. They told me as well they won't order just by the sheet either. So guess I will do some more looking around.
  3. You know after reading this thread I had to come back and say something here. My semi irritation here is directed at Lights on Beasley. Maybe fainpa did not use the greatest way to express himself by saying “If you would bother to look at the top of the page you can see where you can disable this, Maybe looking before ******** would be a good idea as chuck has put a lot of work into this site!!” But at same time he was expressing a good point about something. I found the complaint being made about the snowflakes was a rather rude way to go about doing it myself. If you Lights on Beasley didn’t like what fainpa had said I feel a private message would have been very appropriate instead of what you posted in here. Fainpa is an adult I am sure and should as well be treated as one. He has been a member as long as you and I am sure he as well as I knows the rules and I have been here a lot less than either of you. The above is why I have trouble really getting into and being a part of some forums. There always seems to be those who feel they are the form police or because they have made lots of posts or been here long than others they are maybe better than the next person. I have been around forms and chat rooms so long to be honest I forget how long but over 15 years I am guessing. So there is very little I have not seen take place. I have been a moderator as well so have had to sit in judgment sometimes on issues. I didn’t see a moderator listing around your name or on your profile Lights on Beasley either so I am assuming you are not. So I feel you are just as much out of line with your post as fainpa was maybe on his. My own person opinion of what Planet Christmas is all about is to be nice. If someone maybe slips a little be nice to them. If someone you think is being rude disagree with them but be nice. If you can't stand someone in here you still have to remember to be nice. You need to remember that it's just a form. It's nothing personal. Sorry Chuck but was something I felt needed to be said.
  4. I am just glad there is a place such as this where people such as myself can find people who love Christmas as much as I do. Thank You Chuck for having the patience to get Planet Christmas started.
  5. Where are you all buying this coro at. I am finding that large sheets of it are cost prohabative.
  6. I have a Danbury Mint Gold Christmas Ornament Collection for sale. Danbury made a set each year of twelve ornaments which had their own box for storage. These ornaments have never been on a tree and outside of looking at once in a while been stored in their boxes. I have the years 1987,1988,1989,1990,1992. I as well have 14 extra ornaments from Danbury that are gold as well and was extra ornaments they offered off and on and have a storage box or boxes for them as well. The cost for each year is $80.00 at this time or two years your choice $130.00. The extra ornaments are $7.00 each or all 14 for $85.00. I will answer any questions and will send any additional pictures requested.
  7. Well I never thought I would stir up this much excitement but guess I did. For the record a partnership I am with has a wireless security camera system I put together. The reason we are wireless is so I can move them any place we want to maybe deal with an issue. Now upon advice from someone in the know all camera footage goes on an external hard drive. If it has to be turned over to anyone, we can just hand him or her in law enforcement the hard drive and go buy another one.
  8. Hello, all I am a new member here and am looking forward to sharing with all the members here as well as learning more than I already know. About using fake cameras and signs saying you have a camera in operation, I would like to share on that issue. I have been in property management for many years and yes, vandals are a real pain. When at a meeting I brought up using fake cameras and posting cameras in use signs, it was referred to the company lawyer for advice. He said that using fake is ok until maybe something happens, then your ordered by a court to turn over your recordings that people think you have from your equipment you do not have. Don't remember all the legal mumble jumble but in short had to do with presenting false security, and could be sued for making someone think they was safe due to cameras protecting them in the area if something happened to them. Anyway just thought I would pass this info on.
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