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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 ryanfordgod

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    • Birthday 03/27/1979

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      Salt Lake city, Utah
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      im 32 years old married with three kids.
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      static display for now,2012 will be animated.

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    1. I used the wireframe C6 leds on rays and outer star. and M6 leds on inner star. and a portion of the purchase goes to holdmans make a wish foundation. worked great.
    2. Hey does anyone else chain there mini trees to keep them from being stolen? I do cuz there not tomato cages, there the powder coated trees from christmas led's.com so im into them about 50 bucks each with the lights.that can add up quick..just wondering if im crazy.
    3. If your thinking of christmas utah. he's not doing his display this year. I bought a bunch of his extension cords and lights. but the holdman display will be at the Valley Fair Mall again this year.
    4. It started with a call to The Home Depot at 6:30 AM to see if the lights they had online were really there. they were and they put my name on them and i jumped in the car and off I was, I hit 5 Home Depots and one Target.and this is what I picked up. 2600 m5 cool white leds. 100 cool white c9 leds but there 100 lighted feet. a few boxes of c3 cool white net lights and some m5 cool white twinkling net light leds and a few extentions cords and three way adapters at half off. and a last min stop at Walgreens later tonight ended up with 6 boxes of 50 ct blue c6 leds at
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