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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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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Many Christmas’s are my favorite. Just the feeling I use to get as a kid when Christmas was near is something I wish to feel again.
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    Love to have different hobbies
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    Model trains, wine making
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    Work at a seed plant
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    Just using app lights right now. A 20 foot mega tree with with 12 strand of C9 multicolored lights with C9 strobe lights. Windows lined in leds, front porch columns wrapped in red and white leds. Lots of other yard decorations.

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  1. I just bought my first pixel controller. I know Ray Wu is suppose to be where to go get your lights. Right now I do not want to place a big order. I just want to buy a few strings. Does anyone know where to buy some pixels on the web at a good price. There are so many places to order from I don’t really know what the going price is for them. Then I will figure out what I need then place a big order with Ray Wu after the Chinese New Year. This is what I can gather from other people.
  2. I just bought my first pixel controller. I know Ray Wu is suppose to be where to go get your lights. Right now I do not want to place a big order. I just want to buy a few strings. Does anyone know where to buy some pixels on the web at a good price. There are so many places to order from I don’t really know what the going price is for them. Then I will figure out what I need then place a big order with Ray Wu after the Chinese New Year. This is what I can gather from other people.
  3. I am so very new to all of this. I do not do social media or anything else. This is my first time to even write in a forum. I’m afraid there might be some rude people. My question that I have is that I am looking into buying a controller after the first of the year. However, I’m not sure on which one to get. I am leaning very hard on the falcon F16V3. I want a controller that I can have for years to come and add too over the next couple of years. If I’m going to spend some money on this I might as well get one that I can play with for a couple of years before getting another. I hear other people talk about other controllers like the light-o-Roma or the sandisk to name a few. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Like I say if I’m going to drop some money on this I want it to be worth my while, and very dependable.
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