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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.

Scott Rob

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    When my granddad help me make wood cut outs for our naivety when I was young.
  • Location
    Metro Atlanta
  • Biography
    I love putting up Christmas light and seeing the smiles on people face that come by
  • Interests
    Christmas Displays, blow molds, gardening, LOR
  • Occupation
    Electrically Engineer
  • About my display
    Most years my display is LOR and other years it is blow molds and old school looking

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  1. I was wondering what everyone’s Halloween display are looking like? Mine is still in the works but I have over half done between weather /work/family stuff.
  2. The wall lantern is below. Also went to Disney store outlet and bought Mickey pumpkin.
  3. I would check out light o Rama tutorials at the bottom of page are power point (pdf) you might find useful. Chuck had a LOR class I went to in 2013 and a lot of the information is in tutorials. I have not made the step to RGB but I know from class you can add on RGB items and keep using older units as well. Also the Light O Rama help desk is supper helpful if you have questions. Good luck!
  4. I am adding some more Halloween blow molds I got. But I am very behind:) I hope to have time to get everything prepared to put out in the yard. I have to add and check security cables to each mold. Since 4 years ago I had blow-ups and some blow molds stolen everything is now locked down. On my security cameras and the police said a crew in white van had hit 12 houses in middle of the day. They all had on all white and white hats. The positive was that I had only gotten out 6 items. And it motivated me to go to GFP factory!
  5. I really like them. I been to 5 Walmart looking for blow mold lantern and this was the only one to have soldiers and candy canes. And they had 4 of each and we’re all in Christmas tree display area.
  6. I am still on look out for blow mold lantern from last year. Below is the green soldier on.
  7. I went to Walmart in middle Georgia they had a few different things. I pick up two green toy soldiers:)
  8. I have done one like it but not stacked. Mine I design to fit on top of my front porch rail for quick install 2x6 paint to match rail and pumpkins screwed down. I have a C7 in each pumpkin for LOR system and have also used a string of C7 lights for static Halloween display. Depending on location building some plastic pipe in triangle might work or using a triangle shape plywood. Good luck! 0517160F-DEA9-4050-A93D-4852A4CBBFEE.MOV F8CFDBDA-73F0-44BE-B74F-365CF64EA21E.MOV The top video is with LOR and bottom video is static.
  9. Was at Lowe’s most of there stuff is out. They had cool Mickey blow up project things and some new blow molds.
  10. Another Craigslist find! Down the street from office. Empire 22” tombstone set with original metal pins.
  11. I have had ok luck using a solar set lights. Keep in mind solar light set I have and seen are not very bright. I would suggest ordering some set now and doing a demo set up with a set or two of solar lights sets and see if it would be worthwhile. I would also suggest ordering from a big box store and if they don’t work to return them.
  12. Scott Rob

    C7 or C9

    That sounds good, keep in mind that 9” spacing is not that common. So it might be harder to get a deal on it. I looked around for few minutes and found one site with 9” (250ft)and another with standard spacing note. For me I am cheap so I have used the same light sets I had for 20+ years they all have 12” spacing and I been changing them out to LED retro fit bulbs.
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