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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.

Candi's Lighted D Lites

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    A Christmas Carol (Original Version with Reginald Owens)
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    Orange Park Fl.
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    Communications Tech.
  • About my display
    80 Channels LOR, Mega Tree ,8Ft Soldiers approx 50,000 lights and multiple static displays

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  1. Sorry Vette for responding so late but i have been very BUSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you can also find them at Christmasdesigners.com
  2. Hey Vette Kid look at Minleon C7 color Changing Bulbs i have used them for years on my roofline and they are bright . You can purchase them at Cristmasleds.com
  3. Matt no it is Thank You to you and Tacky Light Tour i have been on your site for several years now and have a Tacky Light Tour sign in my front yard for all to see. On your sight i'm Candi's lighted D'lites in zipcode 32073
  4. Dale the way i run my system is thru a 30 amp 120v coil 3 pole contactor controlled by a 120 v timer, and it runs a system of 50,000 lights incans and led combo . As you can see in the pictures it is on the bottom right and the timer is on the front left side and also my system pulls approx 45 amps continuous which makes my bill approx 125.00 to 150.00 higher than normal. And the next to last picture is my system 2 years ago when the controller was built it has gotten bigger since then and the last picture is the finished controller in operation.
  5. Ted just to inform you about the comment you made about speaker wire not being AC rated it is very wrong.I have been working with audio systems for over 30 years and as you may not know amplifier outputs are AC power, so saying that speaker wire is not AC rated is incorrect in fact most speaker wire is OFC which means (oxygen free copper) which is alot better quality wire than SPT and more expensive, and in fact most of my extensions on my display use this kind of wire and some are 10 years or older and still look brand new.
  6. Look for a Viper or Directed Electronics part # 508 D microwave field sensor it will do what you need it detects any kind of movement, but remember it is 12 volt so you will need some kind of power supply for it.
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