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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.

Mark Brent

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  1. I went threw check out and it says $20 now that cant be right. if you can tell me how much a Case of 24 Strands will be to be delivered to the UK then i can work out how many cases i can order. cheers mark
  2. Hi brian., do you ship to the uk? Im looking for the 5mm led ones. About 12 of each in blue red green white
  3. Hi paul iv pm you back. I want quite a few any idea were i can get them from in the usa?
  4. Hi all. I need to order loads of led lights and get them shipped to me over here in the uk. Any idea what vendors can do this for me. Need blue, red, green, white, to connect my to lor boards. also im not to sure on what ones to order if some one can advise me on what ones are the best ones to get. Cheers Mark
  5. Hi all. I need to order loads of led lights and get them shipped to me over here in the uk. Any idea what vendors can do this for me. Need blue, red, green, white, to connect to lor boards. Cheers.
  6. Any one no were i can get a load of LED lights from the US and get them sent over to me in the UK? Cheers! Mark
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    Wow sounds good! We stil not sure if we doing it this year or even ever again :( Have you got any pictures of your house last year mate?
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    ello all of us ere in the UK. How is every one doing? leadin upto xmas displays here in the UK. Dont think ill be doin our display this year has we moved and was even thinkin bout selling all display to . Though i would see what every one else been up to and what you's has planned this years display..
  9. No sorrySparky. None of my motors av gone yet.. They make all these things and you can never find parts for them here in the UK lol..
  10. Mines all up and working, Have a look at my web site to see the pictures Hope all goes well for every one else
  11. Hi, I use the clips from www.christmasdisplays.net And i need to find one more saying some thing like: 'Thank you for yourdonation' Can any one make one up or tell me were i can find it? Thanks Mark
  12. Hello all, Does any one no were i can still buy these ones.. As i no the new strobes come with a C9 socket on the end of them and not with a plug... As im from the UK i dont really use C9 lightsor socketsand could do with the ones with the plugs on the end. If any body has any for sale or no were i can order them from then pleaseplease let me no,and also ship them to the UK Thanks Mark
  13. Emm some times, all depends on how busy they are! i normally give it 3 days if no reply i then keep e-mailin them..... :tree:
  14. i was 17 last year.. I turned 18 in august.!! :DGod no's what my display will be like when im 22 :shock:its quite big now covering 2 houses :laughing:
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