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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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    Starting a site selling c7 and c7 Leds
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  1. Please click on the X out image. For some reason it is not posting correctly. This is an image of the bulbs off. On the left is the LEDS on the right is the Incans. This is the LEDS on This is the Incans
  2. I will post some pics this weekend. The Brightness is about as bright as the Ceramic bulbs now maybe a little bit more brighter.
  3. Hello all I am new to the posting forum but a longtime lurker. I wanted to see if there was any interest with the people here in purchasing C7 and C9 Opague (ceramic) Style LED Retrofit bulbs. Bulbs are plastic and dont break as easy as the old ceramic style bulbs. Each C7 Bulb uses .30 Watts and the C9 uses .40 Watts. C7 has 3 diodes while the C9's have 5 each. Colors are comparable to the old Style but the Blue tends to be a purer Blue. I will post pictures If there is any interest. Right now my camera is DOA. Should have it fixed in a few days. Bulbs are UL listed and can be dimmed. Tested on LOR. C7's are priced at 1.05 a piece must purchase in quantities of 25 C9's are priced at 1.15 a piece must purchase in quantities of 25 Colors will Be Red Green Blue Orange Warm White Other colors available if i can get enough interest. Pink Purple Yellow Cool White Items should be ready for June. I would require 50% deposit at time of purchase. This is strictly to gather interest in these bulbs. Thanks all.
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