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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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  1. Who has the best price for led caps/clips for wire frames? Thanks Daniel Peck
  2. a gfci works when the currrent in the hot wire and netual wire has an imbalance of 4 ma which means the current is going to ground some way. thus tripping the GFCI. I use to work at paa and seymor building the GFCI internal parts.
  3. d&jracing

    rod roller

    Min cost about $500 bucks... It can roll up to 1/2" square no problem. wieghts about 100 lbs tho
  4. Who has mini light covers for a good price... needing 1,000 in red, blue, yellow, green. Thanks Daniel Peck
  5. I am using 1600 lights per arch.....I have 8 of them.
  6. Use elctrical "GREY" PVC it will hold up to the weather better than white PVC 3/4 Grey 10' log can be bent into a 6' across arch 2 10' pieces can easy make a 12foot arche across. Use the grey, less brittel than the white 1/2 is a littel on the flex side. on 3/4 inch you can use 1/2 EMT condut will side right in side of it for you stakes. IF the end get musroomed over cut of the last 1" or so and it will side right over.
  7. 2 Inch angle iron frames 30" post going up, 18 in post going left to right and 2 18" legs. Has some wieght on this but work out great. will not blow over and easy to store in the shed.
  8. Mini Light Colored Covers, who has them for the best price. and wire fram clips. Thanks Daniel Peck
  9. Broke down and bought the BuZZ Box .... found one for $100 bucks.........
  10. ok... Who sells the BUZZ box test for the best Price????
  11. Will the BuZZ box work better on the leaping arches due to them being tightly wound close together??? Who has used the buzz box and what is the pro and cons of it?
  12. What is or who makes the best Mini light test on the market. I have 8 leaping arches and 2 of them have a few 1/2 section burned out. Trying to find a easy way to fix them beside un doing a whole section. Thanks Daniel Peck
  13. Lincon 175 is a good welding for around 500 buck out a race shop. Here in NC with all the race shops the cycle them out every 2 years for 1/2 price and still care a warranty on them.
  14. I work in the sign world and people keep pushing LED for signs and what not, but doing a price compairson to neon we found that a set of 48" FOOD LION letter would take 9 years be for the store would see a cut in the electric bill due to the startup cost of the leds, I have see leds signs catch on fire and one manufator here today and gone tomorrow. Still a tooooo new of a product, cost more to make the leds than a regular light bulb. Leds do have a diferent look thou............
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