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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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    About i1uhrace

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    • Birthday 03/01/1976

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    • Location
      Carnation, Washington, USA
    • Biography
      I've loved Christmas since I was a small kid.
      My parents always tell everyone how I had thousand of lights in my bedroom growing up.
    • Interests
      VW's, drag racing, Nascar, Christmas lights,
    • Occupation
      Technical Service Rep
    • About my display
      Not much to tell. 16 channels of LOR and 48 channels of LYNX. 16,000 lights including 12 3 channel mini trees and 2 6 channel Leaping Light Arches. In serious need of an upgrade. If I wasn't so much into my cars I'd have an enormous display!
    1. I just want to be clear on the dripping tubes. Not sure if I am readin it right. Example DITUBECW10, do you get 10 sets of 5 tubes for $90?
    2. An opaque projector is a great way to do this.
    3. Very cool. I really enjoyed your videos.
    4. Got notice yesterday. Should have order on Thursday!
    5. I have purchased all my LEDs for CDI and have been very pleased with the price,product and service. I cannot speak for any other vendors.
    6. Paul, Depending on the shipping date will depend on where the remainder of my payment will come from. Is there any way you could flag my account instead of automatically charging the card that you have on file? Thanks, Ian
    7. I purchased a case of 70 count Orange C6's from Winterland for $3.99 a string once when they were on sale. The wire shielding seems to be much larger than most lights. I haven't tested mine with LOR so not sure if they are dimmable. My only problem was that the plastic covers over the LEDS are glued over the actual LEDs and if you aren't careful they come off. I have a handfull of cover I need to glue back on a number of my strings.
    8. Sounds good. I'll give you a call tomorrow afternoon.
    9. Title pretty much says it all looking for Light-o-rama iDMX
    10. You have to order a complete case (12 strings) You cannot mix and match. I assume he is just showing price per string so you can compare his prices to those of Home Depot, Walmart and such.
    11. You need to call or email Paul to place the order.
    12. That's a great idea I did something similar a couple years ago. I live directly across the street from our local elementary school so word gets spread pretty quickly around town.
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