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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.

SpongeBOB

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About SpongeBOB

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  • Birthday 03/13/1980

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  • Location
    newburgh indiana
  • Biography
    Amateur christmas light enthusiast
  • Interests
    bowling, and everything holiday related
  • Occupation
    facility manager at AMF Arc Lanes
  • About my display
    right now just some leds and blowups, will be expanding
  1. I have been given 8 of the Lightronics Nd46 relay packs. I was wondering is this something i can use to control my lights. The only thing i have done so far is a Gemmy lightshow box. If i can use these, what else would i need to get started? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. I have been given 8 of the Lightronics Nd46 relay packs. I was wondering is this something i can use to control my lights. The only thing i have done so far is a Gemmy lightshow box. If i can use these, what else would i need to get started? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Menards

    Saw today that Menards was clearing room and had pallets of LED reindeer ready to go out. I cannot wait. Anyone heard of any new molds this year?
  4. got any pics of the lighted stars?
  5. I have built a PVC window frame and tried to use zip ties to mount them but I don't like how the lights aren't straight. Anyone have any recommendations on how to mount them to keep them sticking out straight and not hanging down.
  6. Anybody have any pics of snowflakes they made, I'm trying to get some ideas for my roof. Thanks so much.
  7. this is my first attemp at making a pvc window frame. its not completely done i need to finish zip tying the lights to keep them even. what do you think?
  8. These are the first 3 blow molds Ive ever had. Im so excited to start getting more. What do you guys think?
  9. They ended up just giving him to me. Unfortunatly the music and sensor don't work. I pulled it apart and everything looks to be in great shape it just doesn't work. Any idea what kinda place would work on this for me?
  10. Any clue what would be a good price? Also, any clue about what year this one was made
  11. I am wanting to pick up this Santa but no nothing about it. It seems to have a motion detection in his belt that i assume plays music. It is stamped empire but i cant find the one with this motion detector anywhere.
  12. Unfortunatly she wants $30 for him, and it's a consignment place so she's not there to haggle with
  13. I'm trying to start a blow mold collection but can't find anything around here at all. I have a 1 yr old daughter so I'm really getting into making every Christmas special for her. Right now I just have a bunch of LEDs
  14. It's empire it was in the mold. Said something like empire 1971.
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