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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.

jbizub5192

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About jbizub5192

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  • Birthday 05/01/1958

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  • Location
    NY
  • Biography
    Love to decorate
  • Interests
    Lights
  • Occupation
    many
  • About my display
    Simple at this point, ready to add more. Was up to 40amps a few years ago
  1. Hi Everyone, I moved to a new house so I have to tweak the display a bit this year. However I now have ceder shingle siding. I am looking to accomplish 2 main things. What is the best way to outline the edges/ corners of the house without drilling or stapling a bunch of holes into the siding. I am also looking to have the bulbs point out nice and straight/ uniform. I am trying to think of some homemade items but cant really think of any that will work. Clips will not really work at thing siding is super tight and I cant slide anything under them. All ideas welcome. Thanks! Justin
  2. How do you have the tubes anchored? It looks like there attached to a piece of plywood in the center? Thanks
  3. I placed my order with you on Monday and got it today! Really impressed! The lights seem brighter then the ones bought in the store also.
  4. Do you know if these still work correctly if dimmed with the lor controller.
  5. ok thats not a problem. If a few leds go out will it cause the rest of the set to burn out quicker because of increased voltage? I know with incandescents this is true but im not sure with leds.
  6. I am interesting in your led lights, i am tired of buying the store bought junk that last 1 year. It seems like the main reason for led lights going out is from water entry-corrosion. It seems like yours is fully sealed like epoxy molded correct? If this is the case are the bulbs replaceable? Not really too concerned with a few bulbs out, rather that then a whole set lol. Thanks!
  7. Thanks everyone! Were you able to get squirrel stopper in a local store or had to order it? The Critter Ridder looks good also
  8. Hi everyone, Im not sure if this is the best spot to post this but i am having a constant issue of the squirrels chewing the wires then destroying the set. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can spray on the wires to deter them? Thanks!!
  9. Sorry I haven't been on in a while. Thanks everyone for all you help I really appreciate it.
  10. Thanks for the reply!! Im going to buy some more lights this year in preparation for next year. I was leaning towards lor but i wasn't sure if there was any others. Also could anyone tell me or give a link where i could find how to animate arches.. Right now I have 7 30' arches going down my driveway and for next year i want to have them change color and be animated. Thanks
  11. Ive only been on this site a few times so far but I live every bit of it!. I also had a decent amount of lights 40amps worth, the last few years it has been a little less because a lot broke and the dam animals outside like to chew on them. Anways i want to get a computerized setup im not sure if i can afford it this year because i already spent a ton of money on lights. I defantly plan on getting it for next season if i dont get it this year. My question is, all the houses that have their house and bushes light up in like 3 different colors or more are those 3 different light sets or 1 set that have color changing bulbs? Also what are some good computerized modules? Thanks Everyone for your help!!!
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