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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. Here is another option http://www.magicintheskylighting.com/product-p/m5100blue.htm
  2. Thanks for the feedback Dave! For folks looking at MITS for the first time here is our basic lighting information. Each strand is full wave, UL rated, dimmable and can be used on a number of light controllers. Bulbs are sealed and the socket in a molded husk construction that seals the lead wires in as well. They are rated at 100,000 hours of life. The wire is 22 Awg gauge. Bulbs are spaced 4 inches apart. The lead and tail are each 6 inches. Regular Strand lengths are as follows: 35ct 11.33 feet bulb to bulb, 12.33 feet total 50ct 16.67 feet bulb to bulb, 17.67 feet total 70ct 23.33 feet bulb to bulb, 24.33 feet total 100ct 33.33 feet bulb to bulb, 34.33 feet total 70ct Icicles Strands: 2in bulb spacing on drops, 6in drop spacing; drops are 3, 5, and 6 light per drop. 7 feet bulb to bulb, 8 feet total
  3. I wanted to thank everyone who participated in our presale again this year! As you may know Google Checkout is being phased out, so we have retooled our website to handle credit card payments. Let me know what you think and if you have any issued please pm or email me [email protected] . The final batch of net lights should be arriving next week to complete the presale. Our inventory of left over lights (including our new tree line and incandescents) is complete and is now available at www.MagicInTheSkyLighting.com We will be adding LED retrofits soon so be sure to check back. These lights are in stock and ship via FedEx daily. Items are limited to quantity on hand and sold on a first come basis, sorry but we can't accept pre-orders or offer rain checks. Jacob J Dell
  4. This morning we received great news. The container is in San Antonio and customs has released it. We are set to take delivery in about an hour and will begin shipping. If you were a 30% down order look in your email for the balance. Thanks for everyone who ordered we will be getting the lights to you very soon.
  5. The container has landed in the US and is due in San Antonio on 5/29/13
  6. Received word today from the factory in China that our order is complete and will be heading to the docks for loading. We should have a container number for tracking purposes soon and will post the tracking information when it is available. ETA in the US is mid to late May.
  7. A big thanks to everyone for placing your orders. We will be taking them through tomorrow morning and then get the order over to China to let the manufacturing begin!
  8. Just a friendly reminder that our Presale with the 30% down option ends tomorrow Jan 8th. We will be taking calls tonight and tomorrow through 10:00PM CST 210-267-5371 if you have questions or want to place a phone order. To order online visit www.MITSLighting.com
  9. Symphony the lights are 120V 60Hz 0.04A 4.8Watts.
  10. Millhouse, Not sure of the problem, but unless your are ordering a truckload of lights sounds like a glitch in the FedEx table. Send me an email [email protected] or give me a call 210-267-5371 and we will work it out.
  11. Barry, got the add on. Will email you a confimed list in the morning.
  12. Hi Barry, Got the fax. Thanks again for you business this year. I am curious as to what you are cooking up for your show with those colors
  13. We have white wire with many colors and lengths, but all are regular spacing at 4". Let me know what you are lookong for and we can see if we can work it out for you
  14. Hi Stan, We will be selling past Jan 8th, but only have the current pricing in place until then, but hope the 30% down / 70 at shipping helps.
  15. The E number is 305455.
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