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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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      Getting hit and knocked out by sled in my front yard.
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      Midlothian, TX
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    1. I'm leaning towards doing a 96 channel tree this next year, 24 red, 24 green, 24 blue, & 24 white. thinking either a 16' or 20' tree
    2. Check out www.christmas-leds.com Was checking them out the other day.
    3. I'm needing some various styles of RGB Pixels for testing of some mounting options. I only need 1 of each and can be non working as well. Need some of the various Square Pixels in 2801, 2811, 1804 others as well Some of the Rectangle Pixels in 2801, 2811,, 1804 others as well If you have any Dumb nodes in various styles as well I'm trying to check sizes and options for mounting. I would be happy to purchase+shipping if they are working. Or if non working i will gladly pay shipping If in the DFW area I can pick up as well Thanks
    4. I have a 3D Star available now that can be used as a tree topper.
    5. I make them in a wireframe form in 4 different sizes at the moment, but i can make them what ever size you would like. They could be adapted to work. or i can put some type of a mount for you to use. Click Here for Holdman / Bethlehem Wireframes
    6. I thought that as well. That was just plugged right into the outlet. I just don't have any way to dim at the moment. But, thanks for the suggestion.
    7. I have posted some information and photos of a new frame idea.
    8. That pretty cool. I like the spider. How are you doing it?
    9. E-mail me and i can work up something for you. Email
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