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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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  1. I have numerous wooden spools from a electrical company. Each one for the various snakes of extension cords to various effects. Then I have spools for bulk 100, 50, 25 foot extension cords. Had a welder friend make me a steel holder strong enough to hold 10 spools at a time. It really makes it easy each year. I will lay out the snaked cords first, connect to each element, mega tree, shooting stars, etc. and at the end of the season, plug cords end to end and wind up. With 3 miles of cords, your arms get a work out putting them away, however, it sure is easy setting up. Plus they stack easy.
  2. edge


    A F4 tornado came within 1 block of my home this past year, 2010. Well over 1100 homes hit in a town of 4200 people. Over 100 million worth of damage. My prayers for you all too.
  3. nice job - did you use red and white lights on the large candy canes?
  4. I thank you for your assistance & suggestions. Cordially, Edge
  5. I understand the rule of three, however, how do you warp very large trees that are over 50 feet tall and very wide with thousands of lights? Extension cords at various places? Please help! I thank you in advance for your assistance. Peace
  6. count 36 lights and cut - will work fine - have done many this way.
  7. edge

    Spring Forward

    And they all show the correct time - amazing Lets start on the left first!
  8. How would you wrap, plug in 100 ct mini white lights on very large trees? I understand the rule of three, however, I would like to put 100 strings of 100 ct. mini white lights on one tree. Do I use extension cords on top, plugging three strings in a row and piggy back them, stack say 10 plugs in to one extension cord, drawing 10 amps on that side? Please advise. I thank you in advance for your assistance. Cordially..........
  9. yes i agree - have over 7,000 balls & it works great!! start with the female end first.
  10. edge

    What an honor!

    and that's the true meaning of christmas.............merry christmas yourself
  11. way to go - good luck - merry christmas & hope you feel better soon!
  12. atta boy bill - hip hip horray!!! you made us all proud last nite - i' m getting a little misty eyed as i write this - congrats & happy holidays.
  13. just keep pursuing your vision whatever your doing and let others determine if your working or playing - to us it always seems like we're doing both - keep pushing forward - peace
  14. Sponsor the rent a lift business and put them on your web site - they let me use there's free 5/6times! Good luck.
  15. we received 1 inch of snow yesterday, it will all melt by tonight for Halloween, temperatures around 38 here in northern minnesota - will start tomorrow, sunday 11/01/09
  16. hey there wayne - where were those videos located? ken goods right? how do i find them please and thank you -edge

  17. i took 3 separate pieces of pvc accross my storage shed, spaced aprox 4 feet apart and let them hang. works amazing. peace
  18. change your rotation to random to keep it fresh hourly.
  19. Hey Craig - count me in as well - waiting for your release of product & pricing. Amazing work! Thank you kindly.
  20. Hello Toymaker, will you have a channel for each star then - 10 stars = 10 channels? with spt2 wire and vampire plugs? how will you mount them? weight? all stringed in a line? I am thinking of doing the same thing. Please advise. Thank you kindly.
  21. Hey Joe, I feel your pride with the amazing job, look and feel of your beautiful stars. In my opinion, only the true enthusiast are on PC and all try to do good within their respective communities. I, like Richard H.,would post great ideas, songs, sequencing, etc. without hesitation to all who asked because if they wanted to spent the time, money and effort to do what you did.......wow enough said. What a complement! And look at the respect with all the PC members. The beauty of PC is that we are all in the club regardless of our locations. It's just fun!! Share the love brother Love your work.
  22. In 2008, the sale was in Feb. Start saving your $$$ now. Good luck.
  23. my friend the welder made me a dozen 5ft, 2 inch thick, rebar posts and welded steel plates the size of the LOR boxes, 3 screws welded on three of the corners and one bottom hole for a pad lock. pound them three feet in the ground, which leaves the LOR controlers a foot of the ground. then made a dozen 1/2 inch thick wooden boxes to fit over them and cut a 6x6 inch hole on the bottom for cords, painted them all white cause i live in Minnesota. the ground will freeze hard and no one will be able to pull them out till spring. good luck
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