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.
* A Carpenter for 22 years. Licened Electrician. House & log Framer. Remodeling. Hardwood, Ceramic Tiles, Pergo, Vinal floors. Sheetrock, Wall & Ceiling knock down textures. Interior & Exterior Painting & Staining. Plumber, Custom Bath & Spas rooms. Shingles & Metal Roofing. Cabinets, Crown, Base, Trim finisher, Vinal Siding & Soffit, Concrete Siding & Soffit. Porch & Patio Decks. Pressure washing.
* I have study for 18 years learning from the Words of Elohim, Jehovah, Ruach, and the Lord Christ, from the King James, Apocrypha, Septuagint, Bibles. and the Companion Bible from EW Bullinger. It's the love letter that was sent to you. Have you showed your love toward the Father of Christ ? If you want the blessings of Christ, let him know that you love him.
* Teaching from the words of God.
* I have a 77 Chevy 4x4 Truck with a 8'' lift and 38x16x15 super swampers. 350 crate engine, 400 turbo trans.
* Building a 67 Pro Street Camaro, Small block with 8-71 blower, Mickey Thompson tires, Weld wheel
About my display
* In 2005 we had around 20.000 lights
* In 2006 we had around 55.000 lights
* In 2007 we went to 100.000 light's and updated to a 400/800 amp (CT) Current Transfer system. With this system (4) 200 amp breaker boxes, 40 circuit each, can be used on one digital meter base using a 37.5 transformer. With this CT setup, it can handle over 500.000 mini lights
* For 2008 we had right at 100.000 lights. Our display was spread out on 3 acres, on both sides of the road. It took (26) 20 Amp breakers to do this year display.
* In the 2009 season we are taking time off, to do other projects around the house.
* In the 2010 season plans were change to a few lights and figurenes.
* In 2011 we are gearing up to do 200,000 lights with more Animated silhouette displays. Were working on doing a large walk thru village scene 40' x 40' with lots of animations. Trains, lighted villages, Ferris wheels, Zinger, Tea cups, Ice rinks, Merry go rounds, Toy shops, Fiber optic villages, street lam