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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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  1. Columbus27

    Leg Lamp

    I am working on a leg lamp for the static part of my display. How can I waterproof (damp proof) the lamp shade? I was thinking of getting that stuff they put on shoes.
  2. OK I know this is a simple question but I am trying to take me display to the next level. I would like to get my 2 Cleveland Pear trees to look like they were professionally done. Currently I just drape my lights. How do I get that wow look out of my trees?
  3. will this work http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nylon-Hex-Spacer-Screw-Nut-Assorted-Kit-Stand-off-/200948752632?pt=US_Amplifier_Parts_Components&hash=item2ec97aa0f8
  4. I purchased 2 of these enclosure on line http://www.ebay.com/itm/120650780243?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 for my two ctb08 cards. I knew the holes would not line up, but the plastic is about 1/8" thick. My questions are how should I attach the board to the enclosure should I put a piece of Plexiglas to elevate the board does the board need air space between the back and the board In hind sight I could have used one of these boxes http://www.lowes.com/pd_95578-82364-DPU222RP_0__?productId=1114583&Ntt=disconnect&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Ddisconnect&facetInfo=
  5. I haven't had any luck on finding units like your unit 1 on Ebay
  6. did you use strand wire?
  7. wow simple but yet effective
  8. Do you have any photo's of that
  9. I just purchased some assembled LOR controllers. But this will be my first time putting one in a custom enclosure. Are there any cost effective enclosures I can build with local parts.
  10. Cancel it. It's all good.
  11. I was looking for lights to go on my two Cleveland Pear trees
  12. I would like to bring some bright colors to my static display this year. Like Pink, Blue, Orange, Yellow
  13. I had one of those controllers and all the one I had did was chase. It would be nice if there is one that faded slow and chase.
  14. I know I have seen the RGB small controllers. But I didn't know if they had memory in them. So if I set my landscape time to cut on at 8 then the light will start to cycle. I am trying my best to not have to use listeners. I would like these to be independent from LOR
  15. There is a place around me that has this LED tree that changes colors like every 10 sec or so. My question are what are these lights called where can I get them at I want to put them on two separate trees can they light up in unison Also I would like to add these http://www.holidaycoro.com/RGB-Luminary-p/145.htm But I am not sold on RGB yet with all the issues people had this year
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