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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. gsxr7500

    Lawnlights

    Has anyone used the led version of these with any success. I have read both good and bad posts on amazon most of which complained about the lights not lasting and brightness fading during the season. i dont want to waste my time or money any input would be great. http://lawnlights.com/
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    Spiral Tree

    Im making an 8 foot octagon shape planned on using 10 channels due to the octogan having 8 sides no matter what i do my marks just wont line up. I took my measurement divided it by 10 which works fine but the problem comes in when i wrap. With only 8 points around the tree to tie off i can never hit the 10th mark cause i only have the 8 polls. Driving me crazy think i may just make it 1 color 8 channels 8 foot tall. Using 100 count c6 wrap around to the top and back down so its basically having 2 strands per channel alot more cost affective then buying (2) 50 count strands.
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    Spiral Tree

    How many times do u wrap ur lights around the tree because i did mine 2 times. When i seq it from channel 1-10 it looks good but when u try and mix it up then it looks like somethings missing should i change it to 1.5 times around the tree?
  4. has anyone purchased any of these if so do u have an email for him i see he has not been on here for 3 weeks and i am interested
  5. I am thinking of doing 2 small spiral trees 7 foot tall 3.5 feet base. Using 50 count c6 leds and 8 channels. I am new to the spiral thing and have no idea what the sequencing looks like does anyone have a seq they are willing to share so i can see some ways to change it up. i have a 16 foot mega tree and have no prob doing that but looking at the spiral looks intimadating. Using lor how do you even draw something like that in the visualizer any help would be great!!!!!!!!!!!Not looking to steal anyones seq just want to get the idea of what it looks like in lor.
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    Snowfall Lights

    Anyone buy these yet if so how are they
  7. I would love to see a lightorama screen shot of the spiral tree during the sandstorm song from 1:20 to 1:40 just to get an idea of what the choreographing consists of. Also what the approx height of the tree and the size of the base?
  8. I am thinking about doing a spiral tree but i want to use 4 colors. Do most people do horizontal vertical mix or do you have some that are just spirals.
  9. $195 is including shipping forgot to add this to my post opps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. ultra projector with virtual santa pre programmed brand new just received it yesterday $195 pm me
  11. I think the only problem with those hooks is going to be i have 4 strands of c9's strung together and i dont think those hooks are going to keep all the lights straight!
  12. I have 4 colors strung together i use shingle tabs for my roof but i have a 20 foot high chimney thats sided and i wanted to go around the perimeter with lights. I dont know what clip to use because i want the lights to point out as i have here in the pics. I was planning on using the little clip right on the light it self but the slightest little movement and the light moves plus having 4 strung together will have even more weight. How can i accomplish this any help would be great???
  13. I am just curious as to what thinkness ply would was used?
  14. Has anyone used the led video curtains in there shows and are there any videos that you can post showing how you used them. Im trying to decide if i want in buy one or not.
  15. hey hows everything going?...picked up some nice large wire frames from an old timer today.....just dont have enough energy to re wire them....lol...i want to use led's.....i have been looking for the heads up section on here and cant find it....you said its at the bottom of the screen...i just dont see it.. hope everything is gong well tom

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