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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. No problem, I think that it is kinda funny actualy. I havent heard anything anway.

  2. I'm sorry, but I accidentally hit the "report" button next to your name on the private message you sent. I have immediately written trying to correct my error. So just in case you get anything, I wanted you to know what happened. If you have any problems because of it, please let me know and I will do whatever I can to fix it. personal email is [email protected] Again, I'm sorry for the goof up. My vision plays tricks on me sometimes. darlene pino

  3. Thanks....... for reminding me

  4. Happy Birthday from Albany

  5. My memeory stick was flaking out, but I did get a few pics saved to my camera.
  6. Thank you Lori,Glen and everone at Lori's, we really appreciate the hospitality that you extended to us today. I look forward to talking and doing business with you in the future!! To Michael B. and Bill V. thank you for helping to plan and assemble everyone, I am sure it was quite a job to do so well. Thanks also needs to go out to the presenters, all the info about the DIY, LEDS, Wireframes and different softwares has really opened possibilites for me. Again Thanks!!!! Steve and Chase
  7. Janet and I will be there. I am glad that yall are doing this, hated missing the Ga meeting. Steve
  8. Are you going to the Georgia Mini in April? John and I are plannig to go. Darlene (Pino) &John Antoniewicz

  9. ssaunders

    Sequences

    I remember seeing the sequence on lorsequences.com, not sure where to find the yellow snow audio though.
  10. I am keeping it small again this year, Just not enough time to go around. I will try to get you some pics later today.

  11. Got any photos of your display this year? All is well here. Getting a nice group of visitors to our light show, but not too many to make it uncomfortable. Made it in the newspaper last week too. I entered the PC contest. don't know if we'll get the judge's attention, but we'll try it. I hope all is well there and you don't get too cold this morning! Darlene Pino

  12. Decided at the last minute to replace the slices in my mini mega tree and am still working on sequences. The rain has kept me from working in the yard much:(, I know we need it. It will be small again this year, which is ok seeing that we are away from any larger cities. Steve
  13. My display will definitely be small again this year. I will me rewiring most of my mini-mega due to the color coming off of the bulbs while in storage but it will be in Crosland Ga.
  14. I am so glad you reminded me to do a backup. Think I will check this out now.
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