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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. I need 16 ssr boards just the boards not complete i purchased another 595 and missed the pre order so im screwed unless i find someone who has extra.
  2. Where can i get c7 sockets so i could space the lights where i want
  3. The part hat goes in c1 on Brian's 595 board is there a direction for it or it does not matter
  4. Im in the process of doing a 595 board 128 channels. Is there a easier and cheaper way to get power to my stuff. Or am i going to have to buy 128 extention cords.
  5. Lets say i have 10 bulbs in a row i want to light one at a time from one to ten. ONly one light is on at a time.
  6. Is it possible to take a light strip and maybe soldier something between each bulb to make it go on one at a time untill it reaches the end. Basically i want to take like 50 bulbs and have the first bulb go on than two than three but i want the one before to go off and so on and so on. Only one bulb is lite at a time. I think its called a fasicalating effect. I cant get no info on this any where. Please help me out if you can. Its driving me crazy
  7. Im having a problem with my broadcast. I know the anttena is proper length but only when i hold the fm transmitter does it work far away really clear. How do i fix this. Im sure its a grounding problem but i dont know how to fix
  8. I want o do something on a smaller scale like this with my christmas display. http://www.1866palmtree.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=3
  9. Can this card do dimming. Or is there an add on to do so? Im just starting out so sorry for all the dumb questions.
  10. Advantech PCL-722 and it says 144 programmable digital I/O does that mean i can get 144 different light sets on it??? heres the link to the card http://www.ucs.co.uk/index.php?pid=1712
  11. strobe lights where is the best place to get them. Price is a factor i need a bunch
  12. Yes where can i get info on how to do that???
  13. Im starting my own light show and want to make a tree like ones seen in some of the videos. They seem to change colors from red to green to blue. Is that done with like hundreds or channels or is there a trick to doing that???
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