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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 joshuashu

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  • Birthday 10/18/1980

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    Ingalls, Indiana, USA
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    christmas lights, woodworking
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    maintenance
  1. I too am having the same problem. If you notice at the bottom of this page there is a forum selection. you can view in mobile mode, so try viewing your web browser on your phone.
  2. 6 hours? how much beer are you drinking? I use the lynx controllers, and even with enclosures and cord sets i still come out ahead of 1 LOR pc kit.
  3. Uhh Dude, what cages are you talking about? Looks to me like they are made out of wood???
  4. If you have an on demand service search keyword Christmas and you will find some of the shows from past years.
  5. Where is the like button? Congrats! Enjoy.
  6. I use a similar method. I installed broom clips of my fascia so i just snap the pvc into the clips and the lights are zipped tied to the pvc. Thank you Ed for this idea, it has worked great for 2 years now.
  7. try menards for vinyl siding clips. they slip in the grooves where the siding overlaps underneath.
  8. Mrs. Sansing was nice enough to drive me over to see this. So beautiful. I am jelous of your little mini Christmas tree in your village display. Very nice job. Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
  9. Has any one seen a multi pack of C9 retro fits? i do not want to buy one color but several.
  10. I would not recomend this unless you have the proper voltage calculation. Just go buy some from VAL at Christmas-leds.com Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
  11. don't pick 1 at all get a real tree Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
  12. Make sure you use an extra long cord or the stake will not work.
  13. joshuashu

    LED TV's

    Of course! in fact if you really wanted to just use my cell phone number next time you buy something. If they give you any carp just tell them you are my brother in law or something. if not and you need something that is not too big i can ship it to you through work. yeah i have always wanted to go check out the HQ and warehouse.
  14. joshuashu

    Snow!!

    Nice photo Joel. How much of Iowa got snow?
  15. joshuashu

    LED TV's

    Not to change the subject, but this is why i work at Rockler. Many folks do not realize that we do not make much on power tools. i think our margin at best is 15%. but our discount on non power tools is 30% and they offer employee buys twice a year.
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