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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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    I am 33 and I love decorating for Christmas always looking for the next hot outdoor item.
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    I love saltwater fish, football, and Halloween, Christmas
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    Well I bought a new house so this will be a new beginning

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  1. Has anyone used these strobe string lights? Photos? Thanks
  2. HD doesn't sell larger then 4x6 net lights. Do you think the one that aren't good for snow are b/c the controller should be covered and the light set will be ok?
  3. I guess I need to look for better rated net lights in case snow covers them
  4. yes I have twinkling net lights but these larger areas it would be nice to use bigger size net lights. I might have found the correct ones: https://www.amazon.com/INFILILA-9-86-6ft-Professional-Lighting-Christmas/dp/B07KLW9214/ref=sr_1_50_sspa?keywords=9'+net+lights&qid=1572401595&sr=8-50-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExMVpWME1EUTJNQTlTJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjgwMDAzMlY3S1gwS0k4UUI4SCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNjMxODQ2MjNQWkQ5OURaQkxWUiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0Zl9uZXh0JmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== Then this one isn't good for snow: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J3OD77Q/ref=psdc_3742221_t1_B07KLW9214
  5. I have seen some net lights that are big 9x12 5x12 but they all say weather resistant in light rain not snow. I have an area 25' x 12 I would like to cover in net lights but don't want to string together so many 4x6 sets. Any help much appreciated.
  6. I purchased 6' fairy bell trees and would like to add strokes. I have the big strobe light bulbs that you string your own (5). But I have noticed 5mm string strobes and was wondering thoughts.
  7. I am looking to wrap an oak tree at least 9' tall. the other 2 trees I can wrap net lights around them. What about those lawn net lights? I think they are just net lights.
  8. I have seen fairy net lights that are huge 12x5 Are they worth it? What about Tree trunk lights where they say they are 15" wide and cut net lights in half? I am looking to cover 3 big tree trunks and the 12x5 net fairy lights for the ground.
  9. I am looking for the best and longest (feet wise) prelit warm white garland for fencing outdoors. What does everyone recommend as I have seen some really cheap ones.
  10. I purchased 2 winterberry GE trees that worked excellent. One tree no longer lights up and I found out it is the plug. Has anyone else experienced this issue? I don't know how to replace the plug. Thanks
  11. They ran out of the white so they sent me multicolored at a discount it looked awesome. Easy to setup and take down.
  12. My father made 2 8' toy soldier cutouts out of 3/4" plywood. He usually attaches to a railing and has no issues. I am looking to take them for my house as they are heavy for him to put up yearly but the area I want to put them one I can put against a tree and the other I would have to put in the ground but I know with strong wind it will take it down. ANy ideas how to make this freestand in the ground? Thanks
  13. My father is looking to make a Merry Christmas cut out of wood. Does anyone know of a good site to trace the lettering? He's is trying to make something lighter to put up as hes getting older.
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