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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. 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.
  • 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.

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    All of them!!
  • Location
    Clover SC
  • Biography
    50 years old
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    My dogs
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    Banking
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  1. PVC Candy Canes

    We are building 10-12 4 foot tall 3" PVC candy cane poles to line one side of our yard. The challenge we are having is how to secure them to the ground so that they stand straight and sturdy. Anyone have suggestions or ideas that might have worked for you?
  2. Good Morning!

    Do you still have the inflatable Santa?

     

    If so, does it light up very well?  Also, curious how much shipping might be.

     

    Thanks so much!!

  3. OK, this will probably seem like a stupid question to most but here goes. Can any incandescent bulbs in a string of Christmas lights be replaced with the same size LED lights or is there more to it? Thanks!!
  4. Kissing Clauses

    Yea, me either. Not sure what I did wrong. I'll try again soon.
  5. Kissing Clauses

    Gotta paint the plastic screws on the arms and then we're done!IMG_1260.MOVx
  6. finished my mega tree topper

    How many lights did it take?
  7. Virtual Santa

    I had Santa in the window for the first time this year and it was a big hit!! Now that he has gone back to the North Pole that window looks really dark and sad. Does anyone play any other sort of movie/DVD once Christmas has passed until you take your show down? I tried The Grinch but it got old really fast having to keep checking and restarting it every little bit. Thanks!!
  8. I am so mad at myself!!! I just broke the prong that fits into the box from the speaker for the Gemmy Lightshow unit. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to repair it or where I might find just the speaker? Thanks!!!!
  9. Yard Art

    Pretty proud of our first shot at doing this ourselves.
  10. Does anyone have an opinion on these two products? My display is static but would like to add music and a little flashing/dimming intermingled throughout the yard. Thanks!!
  11. My Door Decor

    Mydoordecor.com
  12. Does anyone use battery powered lights in your display? If so, how do the batteries hold up? Am thinking about doing some tomato cage trees and using battery powered lights on them.
  13. Why To Buy Led Lights

    Thanks to everyone so far for your comments!!
  14. Why To Buy Led Lights

    I'm attempting to convert overt to LED lights this year so I can do even more and not kick the breakers. What I'm seeing online, the LED lights are way more expensive. $20 - $30 for a 70 count string of lights seems like a lot when I'm trying to replace so many. Any secrets on where to find them a little less expensive?
  15. Light border around yard ideas ?

    Paul/Shadow, did you make your candy cane poles? Also, how did you mount them into the ground to assure they were steady enough to hold up the icicles? Thanks!
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