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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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    About bfrd22

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    • Birthday 06/18/1965

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      Santa Baby w Jenny McCarthy MMMMmmmmm.
      Deck the Halls w Danny Divito "I want my house to be seen from Outer Space!"
    • Location
      Blackfalds Alberta Canada
    • Biography
      Just starting off looking for new kick,
    • Interests
      Renovations, Automotive, Flashy lighty things
    • Occupation
      Sales, Firefighter
    • About my display
      Just starting, tired of the same old static displays, this year 2500 lights, mostly LED, 3 channel color organ. animated Santa, and a a light up Moose. 3 tree stands, 2 30 ft pines.

      2011 Added a Life size anamated Santa, 5 additional 6 ft trees (total of 8) addtional 3000 bulbs, just purchased 16 channels for now may go 32 by 2011 xmas.

      update YUP going to 32 channels, purchased/ing 8000 more bulbs need another 2000 more and should have enough for now.

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    1. I find it interesting and at the same time frustrating when you post a request in the wanted section, Some one offers the item to you (BOB). Never responds back to your PM's, Then tells you the item was sold to someone else, possibly the person who hijacked the thread? Nuts. Sure you have the freedom to sell to whom ever you want, just be up front about it i guess. I'm sure there will be a deal a the LOR clearance sale, not like I had to have them today.
    2. Thanks Steve, Ok we can cross the Elor off my list. Now just need to land 2 light linkers and my shopping is done. Thanks all!
    3. Hi Folks, Looking for a couple things, 1st off an Elor unit, If you have one your not using let me know. 2nd 2 light linkers, I know there was one in the classified but need 2 and the price would have been the same as buying a pair of new ones. Let me know what you have. And we can go from there. Thanks Andy
    4. That's great new's Dave, i will let the folks up in Canada know, they will be quite happy to hear.
    5. Nice set up, if you were in Canada I would be all over it,
    6. 12 x 72 1080 watts, but you want to stay around 80% of max load so around 1300 watts. Or 4 350 watt power supplies. and go no more than 4 strings per power supply. Your going to find those strings stupid bright also. Blinding and almost painful to look at. LOR CCRs are 150 count. or 30 leds per meter and are still stupid bright.
    7. The Classifieds area is horrible, go back to the original post type format. At least there was discussion. And people posted a lot more stuff for sale. Just a lot more social. Andy
    8. Don't see them mentioned much here but though I would check and see if someone had a Servodog they don't want any more. I know some folks got some last year at the LOR sale, Maybe a little buyers remorse? LOL Thanks Andy
    9. I was going to suggest the exact same thing.
    10. For batteries go to a Dollar Store card of 5 for a buck.
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