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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 JimNY

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  • Birthday 01/30/1968

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    Oakdale, New York, USA
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    Blinking Lights, boating, Corvettes
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  1. Everything has been sold. Thank you to everyone and enjoy your new toys! Jim
  2. The USB adapters are sold and being shipped today. The only things left are: 2 sets) Easy Light Linker Pair (never used) $189.95 per set A set would cost over $280 normally (see pic in above post), you can save a lot of money. I just lowered the price because I found the secret sale price in google (see pic below). So now they are at the secret sale price, no paypal fees, and includes shipping.
  3. Don't forget, these are shipped for free and there are no paypal fees Ok, this is what is left: 2 sets) Easy Light Linker Pair (never used) $200 set 2) USB-RS485 Adapter with Booster $30 Each The light linkers would be over $280 to purchase (see pic).
  4. Dave, I emailed your tracking number to you. Thank you Jim
  5. Dave, Please email me your address, the paypal didn't have one. Jim
  6. Dave, Please check your PM's Jim
  7. Thanks Dave. You will have the UPS tracking number today. Jim
  8. I have some "extra parts" that I purchased and am not going to use. See comparison chart pic for price difference. Items: 2) USB-RS485 Adapter with Booster $30 Each 2 sets) Easy Light Linker Pair (never used) $200 set 1) Easy Light Linker $120 1) iDMX1000 (never ovpened) $200 Shipped to 48 states. Paypal only. I have sold plenty of things online, I've been on ebay since 1998, my user info is listed here http://myworld.ebay.com/jbalogajr Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks Jim
  9. I placed a small order, for testing. I'll get it ready for next year's display. Jim
  10. I have seen lights, I think I saw them put in a tree, the appearance looks like snow is falling. The effect is not created with LOR. I think is was a string with 8 - 12 sections on it. Thanks Jim
  11. I use the 3 to 4 flash per second type CLS strobes. I have a little over 200 on my house, bushes and trees. I had to replace 15 bad ones this year. I love the effect, but don't use it very often. Jim
  12. You're right. Thanks http://www.amazon.com/We-Wish-You-Merry-Christmas/dp/B000WEMOY4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1290211883&sr=8-1
  13. Where can I get the two Christmas mixes? Thanks, Jim
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