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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. ACDC will be happening this year... we are finalizing the details and hope to be able to announce more information in the next week or so. (teaser) Choices are good....
  2. ACDC will be happening this year... we are finalizing the details and hope to be able to announce more information in the next week or so. (teaser) Choices are good....
  3. terrypowerz

    Acdc !

    ACDC will be happening this year... we are finalizing the details and hope to be able to announce more information in the next week or so. (teaser) Choices are good....
  4. terrypowerz

    Acdc

    ACDC will be happening this year... we are finalizing the details and hope to be able to announce more information in the next week or so. (teaser) Choices are good....
  5. ACDC will be happening this year... we are finalizing the details and hope to be able to announce more information in the next week or so. (teaser) Choices are good....
  6. terrypowerz

    Acdc

    ACDC will be happening this year... we are finalizing the details and hope to be able to announce more information in the next week or so. (teaser) Choices are good....
  7. ACDC would like to say "Thank You!" to all of our vendors and sponsors for the support, information, prizes donated, and great deals you provided to everyone! We would also like to thank our presenters who shared and educated us all. We heard over and over from many different people that they felt EVERYONE learned something new no matter what their decorating interests, or experience levels were in decorating. And last but not least, to the folks that attended ACDC... Guests, volunteers, and attendees. What an amazing experience to be able to team up with such a terrific group of people to help us create this conference! We would like to personally thank each and every one of you for your part in making ACDC such a huge success!
  8. IMPORTANT TRAFFIC UPDATE: If you are coming to the event via US HWY 31, If your GPS tells you to take 151st Street west it is closed to through traffic. One block south on 31 is Greyhound Pass. Once you turn on Greyhound pass keep to your right to stay on Greyhound Pass which will lead you straight to the event. Sincere apologies from the Indiana DOT for the slight inconvenience.
  9. Today is the final day to register for ACDC ! http://acdc.whindo.com/ Are you comin'? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ1OEBfz8Bo
  10. Registration will be closing Tuesday at midnight... http://acdc.whindo.com/ We look forward to seeing everyone there!
  11. Don't forget to "like" us on Facebook and follow along with the latest updates as they happen! https://www.facebook.com/AmXmasDeCon
  12. Did we happen to mention that some lucky person will be going home with a complimentary Madrix Neo interface which includes software license courtesy of ACDC and Madrix? http://acdc.whindo.com/ http://www.madrix.com/home/products/neo.html
  13. It is the FINAL weekend to register for ACDC... (ladies, it makes a great father's day gift!) http://acdc.whindo.com http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2850r_europe-final-countdown_music#.Ubt_RJzsezc
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