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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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  1. Whydo you have to be that way so I can’t spell sorry that I’m a bit dyslexic. I was only trying to help others in need. I havemade several signs for members and have done it all at cost. This is time that I’m taking away from my light display trying to help someone else with threes. I just want to say thanks for being so rude and thoughtless. I bet that is exactly why you are a member of Planet Christmas and spend hundreds of dollars on Christmas lights to spread hate and shame. Because after reading your post it rely puts me in the Christmas spirit and makes all the hard work and money spent on my display with it Thanks LM
  2. The flexi starter dosnt digatize or vector i go to a free online vector at http://www.dewittindustries.com/cgibin/metapixel/index.htm go to this link hit new and find your image and it will load it and pick your output file type and hit vectorize and it will vectorize it and you save it and open it up in your polotter software and it is cutable. I use pdf for a out put file and it works fine. Lucas Myer also this web page has a lot of great art files you can down load and get all new art for one year for about $20 a great deal
  3. I’m not really sure. I have been playing around with that. Ihave Flexi Starter and it accepts several different file types. But some image files won’t have any cut lines and are unusable. I got a clip art disk full of Windows metafile and they all cut able but most are several colors. I also have a disk of 2000 fonts if you need any.
  4. I just got a vinyl cuter to make my own yard . I have several ideals in mind for traffic control, Security, promoting my sponsors (friends who have business who have helped) Promoting my web page. And so on but im putting my self out their if anyone needs any custom yard signs text only would be helpful im new at this. Get with me i will give you the best dealI can.Signs are one of those things that that will rip you off if you just get one or two. Im only hear to help not to get rich or anything like that. Thanks for your time.
  5. I just got a vinyl cuter to make my own yard . I have several ideals in mind for traffic control, Security, promoting my sponsors (friends who have business who have helped) Promoting my web page. And so on but im putting my self out their if anyone needs any custom yard signs text only would be helpful im new at this. Get with me i will give you the best dealI can.Signs are one of those things that that will rip you off if you just get one or two. Im only hear to help not to get rich or anything like that. Thanks for your time.
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