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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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      Wild and Crazy Christmas Guy.
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    1. Paul are you going to have another sale now for the christmas lights I am looking to buying 4 cases of lights from you and I would really like to see if I can get a sale or a discount.

    2. Ours are water proof with an IP44 rating and are on our pre order sale at $37.50 for a ten pack at www.creativedisplays.com
    3. The strobes are brighter and blink much faster.
    4. I think the xenon have the best pop. The Led just blink.
    5. Not uncommon with LED bulbs. LED bulbs dim down.
    6. Also, we sell 500 foot spools with 36 inch spacing for the strobes.
    7. Measure twice, cut once - Good advice Mwhite
    8. We have 24 spools of LED RGB SMART RIBBON - 10 RGB 3216 PIXELS PER FOOT - JUST UNDER 10 FEET LONG- RATED FOR INDOOR/OUTDOOR USE WITH AN IP-65 RATING. $75 per spool at http://www.creativedisplays.com/product/1098/
    9. Thanks to everyone for another great Summer Sale. It's on to Christmas now!
    10. Only 10 days left to save 20%!
    11. Our Summer Sale starts on Monday, July 8 and runs thru Friday, July 26. If shopping on line at www.creativedisplays.com use the code "SS20" for a 20 percent discount on all your items.
    12. The sale starts July 8.
    13. So all pre orders are now shipped with the exception of LED net light orders - they will get here within another 6 weeks or so.
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