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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.

ramonacalights

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About ramonacalights

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  • Birthday 05/22/1983

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  • Location
    Sevierville, Tn
  • About my display
    Looking for a new home for my display in Sevierville tn after my move this year
  1. What is the size of your setup I love it and have been trying to figure out what size to use in my yard
  2. I am getting there this is a 100% new setup this year after loosing all of my display to a house fire after moving it all from Ca to sevierville Tn. I got lucky i found a great score on craigslist i got 8 wireframe toy soilders, 15 wireframe deer, wire frame snowman, nativity set and 4 large moving boxs full of lites and more than half still new in box and much more anyways the house is about 90% there and i have my mega tree up the only thing that made it though the fire i hope to have all it about 95% done after this weekend so lights can come on next week :0
  3. I think I will just cut a set in half seems to be just the perfect length will only have to black out a few lights it was about 11 feet thank you
  4. I think I will just cut a set in half seems to be just the perfect length will only have to black out a few lights it was about 11 feet thank you
  5. Yeah I understand that let me narrow it down to three I can go to lowes home depot and Walmart if any one has bought a set this year and has the length it would help me figure what way I need to go thank you again
  6. What is the standard Length of a set of 50 minis incandescent need small section to complete roof Thank you
  7. i would normally start getting every thing out of storage mid sep than start working on the window display but wouldn't put every thing out until the first weekend of October[ATTACH=CONFIG]36752[/ATTACH]
  8. OK thank you i have a 140 amps dc alternator for charging power and I'm not going to get close to that many lights on the train so i think i should be fine at least i hope.
  9. I was wondering how many led lights I could run on a 800 watt continuous 1600 watt peak power inverter? I'm looking at building a large scale train and it will have a power inverter off a deep cycle rv/marine battery just to power the inverter with an onboard charging system powered off the aux drive of the gas motor. Thanks
  10. i like that it is very nice what controller are you running for that?
  11. any one know how loud the fan is and how much power they use?
  12. Hello just moved to Sevierville from San Diego can't wait to light up this year
  13. Hi, I am trying to make a cable to use the link connector on the gemmys to connect. I found a power supply end fits the link connector. Would it be possible for you to post a picture of what the Gemmy cable end looks like? I cannot get anything from their web page.

  14. firday the 2nd will be it so i can start tear down it went fast this year
  15. i just got a small mega tree up (15ft) and it is made up with red and green lights it looks pretty good hooked up. and it spins pretty good to im working on getting a video and when i do i will post it.
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