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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 diagia

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  • Location
    greenwood sc
  • Biography
    fairly new to yard decoration for holidays parent to 8
  • Interests
    woodwork and other crafts
  • Occupation
    self employed
  • About my display
    I did tombstones, dummies etc this year for halloween.
  1. Just found your post. They are great. Must show my daughter in law. She did here inside of house nightmare before christmas.
  2. Charlie want to thank you for the information. I have a 20ft Merry Christmas and 12ft peace on earth and have a couple sections that no longer light. Think I am gonna be brave and try to fix.Worse comes to worse. I'll just redo the whole thing
  3. diagia

    More Of My Yard

    wonder what I did wrong..can anyone help me
  4. diagia

    My Nativity

    Thank you Elaine and Scotty
  5. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.573962272618653.144091.100000146560054&type=1 hope I did this right
  6. diagia

    My Nativity

    Got my yard back up. Here is my nativity. I did splurge and buy a new to me Mary and Joseph and the green shepard. The tree is just a tomato cage with tinsel and blue lights. Does not look the greatest during the day but real good at night. Never did look for the rest of the livestock and camels.
  7. Me too.. got to figure out a better way that's for sure
  8. Here is part of my yard this morning. Had some of vinyl siding on other side of house come off.. few limbs in yard. Still having wind. so disheartening
  9. Thank you Elaine for answering my question.. went to the next town in this god awful rain to get some more lights. hopefully tomorrow I can get my yard back to normal and take some pictures. It is suppose to be windy up to 30mph again tomorrow. so we will see..
  10. diagia

    So Excited

    Thanks ya"ll !!! If it will quit raining and this awful wind goes away, I will try to take some pictures..yard is a mess this evening..I could not turn on my lights for the swamp out there. Have a few blow molds down and had them rebarred. kind of a bummer after my exciting news today.
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