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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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    Atlanta, GA
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    I am a creative person who enjoys all types of expression. I write, sew, and design. I usually have my nose in a book.
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    This year, I want to improve my display with a prelit LED Christmas tree.
  1. I found a Christmas Lights Etc blog post on reusing ornaments for different holidays, and I absolutely loved the ideas! Has anyone ever done this with some of their ornaments? Share pics!
  2. They have green and clear mini lights here: http://www.christmaslightsetc.com/Mini-Lights.asp
  3. So I found a neat LED Christmas Lights Guide that would be a great read for newbies! It discusses the difference between LED lights and incandescent bulbs, the many different types of LEDs, and gives some good stringing advice. Here it is: http://www.christmaslightsetc.com/pages/led-christmas-lights-guide.htm Just thought I'd share!
  4. I really love the mold, but wow, that is expensive.
  5. Whoa, great vid christmas_nut. Very helpful.
  6. WOW. I love those ornaments! Super cute tree.
  7. Dave H really hit the nail on the head. It depends on personal preference. Granted, there are tons of other LED string lights out there, other than just the M5. A lot of people I've heard of like the conical ones because they're not too intense. Then again, others like the mini ice because they're very true to color and bright.
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    M-5 Leds Minis

    I'd actually never heard of replaceable M5 bulbs until now. Great info on this thread. Thanks!
  9. I've found a 70 count of LED blue C6s here: http://www.christmaslightsetc.com/p/70-LED-Sapphire-Blue-(Strawberry-C6)-Light-Set,-Green-Wire-Patriotic-Lights-and-Decorations--20322--183.htm
  10. I tried and it did not work out well. I wouldn't really suggest it unless it's a last ditch effort at repairing something. It'd be easier to just purchase the color you need and replace.
  11. We had something like that at a haunted house where I used to work. It terrified customers.
  12. I love the sleigh on the fourth pic!
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