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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 yurevn

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  • Birthday 12/11/1979

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    All of them.
  • Location
    Gering, Nebraska, USA
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    Anything to do with fireworks or christmas lights......
  • Occupation
    Railroad
  1. I have a few sets of these Phillips led stars. They come with 3 stars daisy chained together. I would like to cut them apart and use them as tree toppers on mini trees. Is it possible to cut them apart and use them as single stars. It looks like it changes form AC to DC down line from the plug. Any suggestions
  2. I am looking to have someone build me a wire frame Holdman star. I have one made out of plywood that is 4x8. But last season it became a 4x8 kite. I would like to know if anyone is willing to build one, what the price would be. I know I'm probably asking a lot but I would also like to have it pre-lit with pure/cool white led's. Using 3 channels just like Richard's star. If anyone that builds wireframes is up to it, let me know what the price will be and we can get details worked out. Thanks....
  3. I'm looking for a security system to watch over my display as well as my home the rest of the year. I have no idea about this type of thing, so if anyone has a better suggestion let me know. If I'm going to install a wired system I want to be able to watch all the way around my property. I found this kit at costco. http://www.costco.co...at90607&topnav= OR This one- http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11675539&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|90607|4802&N=4047297&Mo=35&pos=3&No=7&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=4802&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BC-EC38770-Cat90607&topnav= Thanks for any input.
  4. I was at Target tonight and they had some pretty good looking pre-lit LED trees.
  5. It does not matter how they are connected I tried switching strings around to see if it was a bad plug. And no matter what order I rearranged the strings, the last string will not light.
  6. It does not matter how they are plugged into eachother. I tried with the sets that I have not put up yet and they do the same thing. I have had these for a few years now and didnt have this problem in past years. But I was not using LOR then and have rearanged how I have set things up, to work with LOR. I guess if all else fails I will just run an extension cord to the first string by itself and then to the second set that will be connected inline with the rest.
  7. I dont know what the problem is, I put up Phillips/Target icicle led's this year and when you connect more than four strings end to end the last string wont light. I hate to run another extension cord to run just one string of lights but I dont know what else to do. Does anyone have any suggestions. Thanks, Nick
  8. I just recieved mine. I got one on ebay. Its 48X15. Its made by Olive signs. It seems like it will work out pretty well. It has some animations on it that will go very good with the theme of my display. It is also very bright. I plan to put it in a front window.
  9. I also just finished my Bethleham star using cool white C-6 and blue M-5 leds. I think it looks good for just a few hours worth of work. Thanks to Richard for sharing his info on how to build the star.
  10. I am selling several L.E.D items. These items are still NEW in the box and have never been used. PHILLIPS- from Target. LED rope light lawn stake/hanging STARS. There are 3 in a box that are connected together. Thay are white LED's. 20.00 per box. I have 5 boxes. Fauceted sphere net lights-4'x4' 90 lights per net.-18.00 per box. I have 2 boxes. K-Mart 8 inch/6pcs multi-function snowflakes. 4 boxes of BLUE 1 box of WHITE 25.00 per box 10 pc multi-function icicle lights- the leds are inside a plastic icicle and change between white and blue in several diffrent functions. 10 boxes 20.00 per box 50 LED white fauceted sphere light string. 5 boxes 10.00 per box 50 LED (not sure style) its just the LED with no cover like the (sphere/strawberry) type 7 boxes of blue 3 boxes of red 4 boxes of white 10.00 per box If you have any questions feel free to ask, thank you for looking.
  11. I plan on adding a backup generator, and I wanted the panel so I could add some more outside circuits. I bought it on ebay for under 200.00.
  12. I am looking for a 200 Amp 42 circuit main panel that will accommodate split breakers. I am unable to find anything locally under 1,000.00 w/ ground bar assembly I figured with all of the experience on this site someone will know of a better supplier. Here is the new meter panel that I will be using. Brand new Ringless Surface-Mount Combination Service Entrance Device/ Meter main Square D catalog # RC816F200C 200A,120/240V, 50/60Hz,8 spaces, 16 circuits. Overhead or undeground service feed. Rainproof outdoor enclosure. Main breaker included (Square D QOM2200VH ) With additional kit this panel can be usedfor generator backup. List Price - $880 Click HERE for Manufacturer's description [line]
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