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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.

Dmitriy

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Not Yet....
  • Location
    Granada Hills, CA
  • Biography
    From Kiev - Ukraine
  • Interests
    RC, Paintball, Halloween Props, Christmas
  • Occupation
    Communication Tech
  • About my display
    Starting
  1. Build 2x2 Base frame OR use PVC 1" frame, Paint with Black color, and Hold down with Sand Bags on both Side, Something like this http://www.holdman.com/christmas/star/
  2. Here is link. That what i got. Chinese shipping or u may search for USA. Its indoor rated. If u going to get another, make shure it has colling fan! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Red-Green-Mini-Laser-Stage-Light-DJ-Disco-Light-Party-Club-Projector-Show-Nice-/370962424484?pt=US_Stage_Lighting_Single_Units&hash=item565f1562a4
  3. Red and specially fluorescent green and yellow - it took lots of coats. For some reason when painting - its almost transparent, and u can see imperfection from previous layers.... i Start with brush, that even worse - i can see strikes, so i switch to small foam roller- that was much better and faster. John, Michaels store right next to me, can u send link with paint u use, i went to store only can see regular paint.
  4. Window: Virtual Santa and Halloween - some zombis
  5. Finally its Out, , I wold like to say personal thanks to john venturi and Eggbah for your support and HELP!!! Second Year we doing Display, Just moved in 2 yers ago to out neighborhood. Cut Out - first time in our live , but it was fun for whole family. Fireplace "double-use" for both Halloween and Christmas, flip it around for other holiday. with Flames from spirit Halloween store. Here some pics.
  6. I guess I'm going to home depot tonight! Thanks a lot!
  7. Hahaha, i live in los Angeles area. U can imagine! I like ur bliss setup!
  8. Be very careful!!! This is Laser that pointed to sky. Some beams Will miss tree or house and will go to open sky!!! In California if cops chopper see ur light u in BIG TROUBLE! I use similar lasers for my Halloween. But i mount them on pole or under eve and point DOWN!!! U can get better from ebay. Chinese with 2 color green-red with cooling fan for about 25! Ps. Be also careful with reflecting materials!
  9. If so what brand to use? My Santa has lots of white color. Im afraid of yellowing over time.
  10. Newbie here! First year doing cutouts, from cabinet grade plywood. 2 layers of primer. 2-3 layers of HOME DEPOT sample paint! All done. Do i need seal or not. CALIFORNIA weather. Will rain 2.3 times and display on front yard with sprinklers? Any help would be appreciated!
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