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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.
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supermanbrandon

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  1. Thats a great picture. Thanks for this Mike.
  2. Welcome to PC. On adding pictures...make sure the size of it is in line with the size requirements. If its not...it wont ever upload it. Welcome to the PC Family.
  3. I used 800 lights for my 6ft twig trees.
  4. Scott, Thank you for your reply and input on your amazing tree. And congrats on the food pantry donations. Thats a lot of food. I speak for myself and I think others...can you post bigger versions of your drawings on the tree? They are a bit tough to read on your webpage. Thanks again!
  5. Pictures, Pictures, Pictures Please!
  6. Seems to me, the strands would sag alot.
  7. Its my understanding that he ran 16 lines (wether thats rope or aircraft wire) from the top of the tree to the ground. This would then create a CONE shape. Just like Guy Wires but a ton of them to help create the structure to put the lights on. You would then run your lights around the tree's cone and attach them via zip tie or something all the way around/down the tree.
  8. After the initial setup of running the lines/rope from the top to the ground to create the cone shape. What do you think Scott did next...would it be the first set (channel) of strands that you run? The middle channel, call it 9, so it would be in the middle and then run channels 10, then 11, then 12 and so on? Then come back and do channels 8, then 7, then 6, and so so. By running a middle channel first, I would think this would allow you to even out your tree. This would allow you a great pattern to follow. Correct me if I am wrong.
  9. What is it that u need help with? If u can ask it on these boards, I guarantee at least one member has the answer if not more. Use the wealth of knowledge and experience of the entire community.
  10. What would it take to implement this well? Is it height of the tree and number of channels? Could you do this with a tree half that size or even 15ft tall? The tree moves pretty seamlessly without hitches. I could see more decorators doing these in 2010 definately.
  11. I am totally in. The Holiday Time LED lights have been nothing but a great success for me and a better price point. If some can do it...others can do it other ways...I am sure.
  12. I may be out of line here and/or not thinking straight...but why cant someone in our community or anyone in general do just as Paul or Travis do with Manufacturers? They sell high end LEDs and such. Why cant someone work with Holiday Time or some of these other manufacturers and buy 1/2 wave LEDs and sell them at a great price or even Regular Minis at a deep discount? You could buy mini's year round. I know in the past we could get Mini's at Big Box stores after Christmas or even the New Year for .50 cents a box or less...but those times may be a changing. Just thinking out loud. I know I am no the first to think about it. Thanks
  13. Awesome. I am originally from Oak Ridge and still have a majority of my family in that area. The next time I am over there...I will hit you up. Thank you so much.
  14. Well Blow Molders...is there a GIANT Version of this old Empire Snowman? When I was a kid...it seemed like this GIANT Version was 6 Feet Tall. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I have this smaller one and its the only BM I own...but I would really like to add a bigger version. Thanks in advance.
  15. Craigslist and make the buyer come get them! If there isn't any interest...TRASH!
  16. Your link isnt working for me. Can you relist?
  17. A Blow Mold of ME, ME and ME!!! And if I am correct...this is my first post in the Blow Mold Section. Yah ME!
  18. 100% of the ones I ordered this summer are still working. I melted a hole in the head to keep the moisture out. Works perfectly.
  19. Not to HiJack or anything...but has anyone ever seen or used anything that makes their entire yard look like its full of snow? Wether its a fabric, cotton, sheet, lights, etc? Something can handle wind, rain and real snow and looks good for the month of December?
  20. Firesticks, Firesticks, Fffffff-Iiiii-Rrrr-E-S-T-I-C-K-S !!! GO Firesticks.
  21. I have always been a firm believer in...the Last Day of the Year...is the Last Day of Lights. The Holidays are over!
  22. Chris, Any chance you have a how to on how you made yours? Looks like the lights are under the coro? Thanks
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