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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.

    The Inflatable King Of Ohio

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    About The Inflatable King Of Ohio

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      Is an $500.00 electric bill too much?
    • Birthday January 14

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      (Garret) The Inflatable King Of Ohio

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      A Charlie Brown Christmas
    • Location
      Ohio
    • Biography
      I collect Airblown Inflatables and do a huge display for Halloween and Christmas. I do small displays for Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Saint Patrick's Day, Easter, and The Fourth Of July.
    • Interests
      believe it or not I drag race.
    • Occupation
      Student
    • About my display
      Filled with over 100 Inflatables, lights everywhere and a few Blowmolds. Each display is bigger and better than the last.

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    1. I've been looking for that snow cone machine for a long time! its such an awesome design!
    2. Not bad for only 6 moths of collecting! I’m up to about 30 total!
    3. What does that talking Santa say? My aunt has one and I was wondering what it did. She also has a snowman that looks like a talking one because of the sensor and speaker hole on the back. if you would know what snowman I’m talking about, it has a blue jacket, long nose, and red and green scarf. They both have infrared sensors on the front of them. I’ll have to take a picture of them this Christmas.
    4. Can’t wait to see your display this year! (I can’t even wait to see my own display!)
    5. Wow it’s really interesting seeing all those molds
    6. Holy cow! Great work! That’s a lot of inflatables! You even have some prototypes!
    7. Is this the one you were talking about in the chat box? It was pretty funny!
    8. Well whatever it is, it sure is interesting!
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