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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.
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  • 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.

Strictly Lights

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About Strictly Lights

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  • Birthday 05/14/1987

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas vacation lol
  • Location
    Elkhorn WI
  • Biography
    I like lights
  • Interests
    lights , cars, music
  • Occupation
    self employed
  • About my display
    250,000 lights

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  1. im ready to throw all my dmx stuff in a pile and say forget it this year
  2. I cant get my enttec pro dongle from holidaycoro to work with lor s3 software. I installed all the drivers and everything shows up in the control panel properly but no output to the lights.....I have control lights on. What am I doing wrong? Is there a different adapter that is easer to use and set up than this one?
  3. I have been looking into buying a bunch of strobe lights for this season what is the better way to go led or the standard ones? and if you were me who would you order them from?
  4. cascading leds. Where is the best place to order these from?
  5. I have seen these icicle style lights they look to be 2 feet long and a bunch of people use them in big trees.....my question is where do you get them?
  6. I bought several diy holiday coro floods this year and am now running out of time to build more...where would I go about finding some that are assembled ready to go? Not really sure what I'm doing with rgb so would I be able to mix 2 brands of floods on the same dongle?
  7. Don't twist! Zip tie...I probably over do it but I put one every foot...I have 48 rgbc for my mega tree and 60 for my bushes and other trees. It savea sooo much time over wrapping each color. Bill is rite if you twist them its almost impossible to replace a dead strand. If you think it takes time to build them...wait till you want to take it apart 3 x longer
  8. Lows by me no loonger has incans.....because I bought every 100 set they hsd. 8 cases of each red green blue and clear....looks like I need to start building my new trees!!!! I love incans...but I do have warm white leds for my icicles and a few other things. They look almost like incans, most people are suprized when I say they are actually led. The best part is they are constant on if a bulb falls out the rest all still stay lit....no more dead sections :-)
  9. It may be crazy but as soon as im done wiring my last couple controllers I will be laying out the cords and hanging lights....every year I seem to add more but there is never more set up time. So I guess we will have to deal with long grass where the cords are laying if it decides to grow more this year
  10. Do not put a stp2 plug ob stp 1 wire all you will hacd is a big bunch of problems I had to do this my first year because I ordered the wrong ones and it was a huge hassle. However I have jamed stp 2 wire into a stp 1 plug and that works well its just hard to cram the wire into the plug and get the cover slid over it
  11. Yea that's sbiut what I spent on mine. They are probably getting cheaper noe that everyobe seems to be going all led
  12. I would say a mega tree is a good place to start...I would say use incans if you are on a budget, otherwise led is the way to go
  13. They are all clear white wire some are 150 lights per set others are 300 per set....sone of these are new and a couple sets of them twinkle
  14. I have about 10 sets of icicle lights if someone needs them for their trees. $1 plus shipping....found them the other night and had this post in mind
  15. I have you covered for clear. Sent you a pm
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