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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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  2. With another six months in hand, it is time for some beaten eggs, flour, sugar, spice and everything nice!!! Every Christmas there are tonnes And tonnes of plum cakes thay are baked and sold across the globe. Out of all the pastries, why plum cake?! This traditional treat has an evolved history and it would surprise you to know that the initial forms was no way closer to what we enjoy today. Back in the 16th century, a thick plum porridge was served on Christmas Eve to fill the stomach after a whole day of fasting. This was the time when fry fruits and spices weren't found in abundance. People picked plum in the summer and carefully dried it for the winter feast. Having plums in the porridge made the ordinary, a little extraordinary. By the 18th century, sugar, dried fruits and honey were more easily available and the porridge was filled with it. The porridge slowly became a pudding. The richer families who boasted with ovens, started baking this mixture and created what we know today as the "Christmas cake". Alcohol and sugar served as a preservative and also helped in melding the spices that were added. By the 19th century, ovens became a common household and everyone could afford to celebrate equally. It is also said that initially the cake wasn't served for Christmas but in the twelfth night. By the 19th century, there was a decline in the popularity of twelfth night and the cake was eaten on Christmas.Today, we have various variants of the cake ranging from the fruit filled British cake with icings to the simple Chinese sponge cakes that are shared on Christmas. Christmas cakes are significantly made of sugar, spice and well aged spirits symbolising US to enjoy the happy times, sail through the tough times with a long and healthy life. So this year when you bite your cake, remember to share the good old history too. Haan!!! It's time to soak the fruits. Where's my wine?!
  3. The Untold History of Christmas Lights The probability of many knowing the history of Christmas lights would be considered low and this blog aims to throw light on the history of Christmas light. To kick off, Christmas lights have always been a part of Christmas decoration and there is no denial about it. It was Thomas Edison who played a major role in these decorative lights. Edison’s Christmas Light Show In the year 1880, Edison had already figured out incandescent light bulbs and was watching for a innovative and exceptional idea to advertise them. So, he took his chances and displayed them outside his Menlo Park laboratory compound so that passersby would notice them. Edward Johnson, a student of Edison, two years later displayed the first electrically illuminated Christmas lights at his home in Manhattan. This 80-light display featured red, white, and blue lights wrapped around a Christmas tree for visitors and friends to admire. Though we consider them as decorative items, back then Christmas trees were lit by candles and they posed serious hazards and fire risks and so is the reason people used to watch over their Christmas trees from outside to ensure that their houses don’t get burned from these candles in the Christmas trees. By the year 1908 insurance companies refused to pay for the claims made for Christmas tree fires as there were numerous of them. Later it was decided that tying candles to these dry Christmas trees posed a severe threat to many and branded unsafe. To replace these candles, people began following Edison’s idea of using incandescent bulbs around their Christmas tree for their illumination needs. These bulbs were perfect for decorations but then it too had its cons and posed a threat as these bulbs got too hot and the sparks from these bulbs would burn the Christmas trees in a matter of seconds. During this time, people began to use incandescent bulbs for their Christmas tree and outside house for their lighting needs. These Christmas lights were far from perfect since incandescent light bulbs can get adequately hot, and the sparks from the faulty strings can still light up a tree in a matter of time. The Dawn of Christmas Lights Eight years after the purchase of patent rights to Edison’s light bulbs by GE (General Electric), the first known advertisement for Christmas tree lights appeared in the Scientific American Magazine. The ad also suggested people to rent these Christmas lights are they were expensive. As the demand grew, fifteen other companies started selling their own Christmas lights. All these companies in 1925, formed a consortium that would be known as NOMA Electric Corporation, the largest Christmas light manufacturer in the world. The surprising thing about NOMA was that, even though it was formed three years prior to The Great Depression, they managed to pull through as their appeal was enormous. To make Edison’s vision come true, they worked hard to become the world’s biggest manufacturer of the bubble light. The lights featured a liquid, usually methylene chloride (a chemical with a very low boiling point), that could fizz and flicker just like the traditional candle that it was meant to replace. Popular Christmas Lights Christmas lights are probably the most important decorative item in any home which celebrates Christmas. Here are few Christmas light choices for you to choose from. Incandescent Lights - The mother of all Christmas lights and there is no doubt about it. The usage of these bulbs is considerably low, the technology remains practically the same. Yet the celebrate the kickoff, we Trinity Christmas have limited incandescent lights to offer. C7 And C9 Lights - Known for their bright and long-lasting nature, these C7 And C9 lights are the most popular holiday lighting options. The C7 lights are 2 inches long and the C9 lights are 3 inches long and they both come in various styles and colours. These bulbs can be fastened separately into the sockets. Browse our selection of C7 and C9 lights for your holiday season. Mini Lights - These mini lights are very attractive and most traditional lights for holiday season and tend to go well with LED lights. These lights are perfect for hanging around railings, displaying on the front stoop, rolling around trees … Trinity Christmas offers you a variety of lights for you to choose from. 5MM LED Lights – Small in size, these LED lights produce bright and consistent light output and is best recommended for indoor and outdoor displays. They are the best ones to hang around Christmas trees. Net Lights – Net lights are the easiest way to decorate bushes, shrubs outside your home. As the name suggests, the lights are a net-like pattern, so they can be draped easily over large objects. Looking for more Christmas decorations for your holiday season? Trinity Christmas offers a variety of decorative items you could choose from.
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