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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 kedogn

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  • Birthday 10/15/1972

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    Lacey, Washington, USA
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    Sport and traveling..
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    Tax Man
  1. Thank you! I am really doubtful I will have anything ready for this year, honestly. Too many irons in the fire with the move. Yet, I am planning a triumphant return for 2012... assuming the Myans are wrong
  2. I am hoping to make it, but I will be moving to Marysville on April 30th, so not sure if we will be set so I can get the time to come back down or not. Hoping so, but I cant make plans for that weekend just yet. P.S... Hey Dennis, I will be on 138thStreet NE
  3. Well, I will be working the 16th as that's the final weekend of Tax Season.... so I voted for the 30th, however, I might be moving that day... so we shall have to see
  4. Well, I will be working the 16th as that's the final weekend of Tax Season.... so I voted for the 30th, however, I might be moving that day... so we shall have to see
  5. Well, I will be working the 16th as that's the final weekend of Tax Season.... so I voted for the 30th, however, I might be moving that day... so we shall have to see
  6. Put me down +1. Also, I am reallllly behind here, thanks to Tax Season (which is almost over, thank you Lord!), but is it too late to sign us both up for the Soldering class deal? If not, please do Thanks!
  7. Looking forward to it!
  8. Only thing my Lowes had was 3 boxes of ropelight... thats it!
  9. Now that I am fully up and running... Lee Family Lights 5107 26th AVE SE Lacey, WA 98503 Thanks!
  10. Same thing happened around here last year... I haven't been looking to see how things are this year, but I would suspect that it would be that way again this year.
  11. Just today I got the rest of my display out (all of the things that are connected to the controllers), I still have several static items to get it. I should have it all plugged in and ready to start testing by Wednesday night.
  12. The link below is the cam that I used last year. It has it's own built in web server (you do have to configure it to use a static IP, but it's easy enough). Worked great for me and it's current set up as my "Workshop Cam" right now. http://cgi.ebay.com/Linksys-WVC54GC-wireless-webcam_W0QQitemZ150386888657QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCA_Video_Conferencing_Webcams?hash=item2303c1cfd1
  13. I'm up in Lacey, you can find us at www.leefamilylights.com P.S... Welcome to PlanetChristmas!!
  14. I started yesterday, will do a little more today... wanna have then ready to go by the 19th, have a week to debug and go live on Thanksgiving!
  15. I literally laughed out loud at that one... was good to laugh like that, thanks for posting!
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