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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.

cade

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About cade

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  • Birthday 07/12/1993

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    The Grinch!
  • Location
    Lewisville
  • Biography
    Christmas is the best Holiday!
  • Interests
    Light O Rama
  • Occupation
    Professional
  • About my display
    Always updating!
  1. I have always wanted one of these. In the Plano Texas area it only gets windy occasionally so the wind factor isn't too bad. I wonder if i will be able to get one for Halloween.
  2. cade

    Don't like LED lights?

    I still don't like LED's. Yes they are green but still i really like the way the incands look. For our christmas display i have only two strands of LED's around our pond. They are the second and third pics on the link below. http://friscocitylights.weebly.com/displays-new.html
  3. This past year i did a lighted pond but all i put around it was a couple animated reindeer but one thing that looked good was C-9 LED lights. They were around the edge of the pond. When you go to that link to my site it will be the second and third pics on the top. http://friscocitylights.weebly.com/displays-new.html
  4. Tie the two strands of lights onto a door knob and then start twisting. It is easier if you have a long hallway to it in though. Hope this helps.
  5. The globe was defianitly a wierd one...
  6. I will keep my eye on that site, i would really like to catch one of these. For 8 bucks, what is there to lose?
  7. those are some great finds there!!! I really like the candles.
  8. People do the same for Halloween, but they actually get in our yard and lay down by our tombstones like it is a photo shot. I say hello, but they don't feel like talking i guess.
  9. Wow well i am glad i didnt get any of those. Also glad that no one was hurt either.
  10. cade

    Hi

    Just a quick Welcome to ya!!!
  11. Now i might be seriously interested in buying some of those things. LOL Thanks for the comments.
  12. Just a bump, it seems not that many people are interested??? Thats wierd??
  13. No blowmolds here. Sorry, maybe next year though!!! LOL we spend our money on more lights, LOR, and inflatables!!!
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