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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.

Randaling

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About Randaling

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  • Birthday 02/01/1972

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    Brownsburg, Indiana, USA
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    Christmas lighting, my family
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    Physician
  1. Hello everyone. I haven't been on here recently but am wondering if there are any group LED buys going on right now? I appreciate your time. Ryan
  2. Bill, I am intersted in the stars. I have been wanting to add for a couple of years but like so many, just don't have the time or equip to do it. Are you still building and selling and do these come with the lights? If not, what lights are you using and are they the same lights that Crooks used. Thanks Bill. Ryan
  3. I would definitely be interested, depending on the answers to all these great questions. Thanks for you hard work on this.
  4. Great!!! March 1st gives me a couple of days to figure out how comfortable I am. Much appreciated. Ryan
  5. Well, thanks for giving me the update. Please keep me posted if you see or hear anything. Much appreciated. Ryan
  6. I haven't been on consistently enough this year to catch the sales. Anyone willing to give me a heads up who still has LED light sales going on? I really appreciate it. Ryan
  7. For those that are building these LED floods, it sounds like you are still in the development phase but would you mind contacting me when you have a unit ready and complete for plug and play with LOR. I would like to purchase a few. Thanks and good luck. Ryan
  8. Can we not buy directly from Holiday Creations? I thought I had seen the site in the past where we could order directly from them. Thanks, Ryan
  9. Randaling

    Ice 2010

    Are these units safe for outdoors in the elements? They are awesome!!
  10. Ok, great and thank you all again. Merry Christmas to all. Ryan
  11. Don, Will this delete my LOR files when I run the clean up and reintall the newer version? Thank you again for your time. Ryan
  12. I have installed the latest version but I keep getting errors. First it say the feature I am trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. I get the option of clicking cancel or OK but either way I cannot get past this page. If I click cancel I get error 1706 then right back to the other network not available page. I have reistalled several times but no resolution. I have rebooted the computer but still no resolution. I have no idea what to do here. Any thoughts are appreciated.
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