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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.

Lighting up Joliet

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    The polar express
  • Location
    Illinois
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    Christmas, Halloween, computers
  • Occupation
    Student
  • About my display
    About 80 Channels of LOR and 25,000 lights along with blow molds and inflatables.

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  1. Lighting up Joliet

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    Hey all, I was able to pick up 25 boxes of lights today from target for 70% off today and i am very happy about that. I also got 2 merry and bright signs from the home depot for 20 bucks each and they are VERY nice. I stopped by Walmart today and saw one of the reindeer crossing signs on the shelf. i think it was the display and had a sign on it that said "dspl 5.00" i figured that meant 5 dollars off but ended up meaning be 5.00 because it "dident have a cord". did it come with a cord in the first place? lol. i cant find a spot for the cord. i guess i cant complain it was only % bucks and im SO excited
  2. Hello everyone! I have just picked 2 new molds. they are there green elf gnome things that i have scene in other displays before but just never really heard to much about them. i got them from an estate sale for 5 bucks each. i was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about them? how much they would go for (not that i would sell them but its just fin to know) Thank you everybody!!
  3. i was in target yesterday getting some extra Christmas presents and i saw they had signs up for 20% off lights and 30% off trees already. I thought this didn't even start till next week or after Christmas. they must be starting early. the shelf's are pretty bare compared to what they normally are around this time. maybe it wont be such a good clearance haul this year?
  4. i was in target yesterday getting some extra Christmas presents and i saw they had signs up for 20% off lights and 30% off trees already. I thought this didn't even start till next week or after Christmas. they must be starting early. the shelf's are pretty bare compared to what they normally are around this time. maybe it wont be such a good clearance haul this year?
  5. This made me so sad now. I was hopeing to keep colecting alot of the molds that I like but that dosent look like it is going to happen. So does this mean stores like menardswont have GF this season? I hope another company buys them and makes them again but I REALLY dont want them to make them cheaper than they alredy are. Im gonna have to start babying my molds again. I thinking repairs and repaints are in my near future. I have the full size nativity that I got for free last year. It was a kinda old one but now That things price is gonna skyrocket! ( not that I would ever sell it!) Im only a teenager but I have grown up with the blowmolds and vintage decor my parents and grandparents had. I hope the other kids don't lose this tradition and see what we all see in it. Ive got to keep my stuff togeter to pass it on to my kids now lol.
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