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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.

L&F Halloween

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About L&F Halloween

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    A Christmas Story, of course
  • Location
    Munson, Pennsylvania
  • Biography
    Grew up with a love for Christmas decorating and lights, that has since turned into a passion for Halloween.
  • Interests
    Decorating (of course), and engineering.
  • Occupation
    Aspiring engineer
  • About my display
    I mainly do a Halloween display now. It consists of 220+ Jack o Lanterns, around 60 Airblown inflatables, lights, dozens of spotlights, and numerous projection effects.

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  1. I have sets of solid blue, green, red, and clear mini lights for sale. They are used, and all bundled up in little balls. They are sets of 100 lights, used for 1-2 seasons. I have approximately 120 sets of clear, 75 blue, 60 red, 60 green. (These numbers aren’t EXACT, I’ll make sure I have enough to fill an order before I take it). They are in nice shape, colors are still vibrant. They might be a little bit dirty, but were used on the trunks of trees so they stayed fairly clean. The lights are rather close together, (see pic), and the sets themselves are around 20-22 feet in length. I can’t gaurentee every single light is working, but I’ll make sure the set itself works before shipping. Looking to get $1 a set, plus shipping. I also have 25 additional sets of red that are brand new, looking for $1.50 a set on those. If you let me know how many sets you want and you zip code, I can give a shipping quote. Thanks!
  2. Thank you! I made a Nightmare Before Christmas one recently, going to post pics in a minute.
  3. Here are some pics of the 2017 display. Some things I wanted to do never got done, due to time. I wasn’t able to start until it was already October. Many, many improvements already underway for 2018. Also, I do realize I’m wildly late to post this. My apologies I was going to upload videos as well, but can’t seem to figure it out
  4. Yes. I had an old inflatable, that had gone bad. The bulk of it was ruined, but there was an elf, a bear, and two reindeer on it that were still good. So I cut the seams and removed them. Then, I added them onto this Santa Airblown. It's time consuming but worth it.
  5. Thank you!! I just had some laying around. Although you can buy them at yardinflatables.com. They aren't constantly in stock, so if they aren't add yourself to the waiting list and they'll let you know when they do come in stock.
  6. Yes it is! I have three of them now and I am hoping to make some more. Thank you!
  7. Today I decided to make another custom inflatable. I used an old Santa, that no longer worked. I put a new more powerful motor on it and added the reindeer, elf and bear, which were all extra pieces I had. What do you think of it??
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