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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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    Helping those less fortunate in my community during the Christmas season.
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  1. You can't go wrong with either of these: http://www.joann.com/painters-paint-marker-silver-metallic/5775671.html https://store.hitechlights.com/product_p/pt-7600.htm ---Michael
  2. Darlene & Fireman --- I don't know about you guys, but I'm doing last year's list. It would be nice for whomever collected the 12 for this year to at least give me or someone the list and I'll spend the few minutes integrating it into last years list. ---Michael
  3. I was able to find last year's list. You can download the various versions by going to: https://www.box.com/shared/2m2fstuzvx7qsf24h0v2 Last year there was about 24 people.... ---Michael
  4. Oh man, I had my wife print 100+ cards because of this "mega list" deal. Send them through please.... at least that's 12 less than she gets to bug me about. ---Michael
  5. We have both Commercial and Residential controllers in-stock and ready to ship from Southern California. http://store.hitechlights.com ---Michael
  6. Yeah I emailed a few days ago to be put on the list and have the list sent to me. Haven't gotten a reply yet either. ---Michael
  7. In stock and ready to ship same day. https://store.hitechlights.com/product_p/ledkeeper-b.htm ---Michael
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  9. For those of you who submitted into ABC's Christmas Lights Special prime time TV program called Lights Camera Christmas. Unfortunately earlier today the network cancelled the show for this Christmas season. They were suppose to start shooting in early November and air four shows right before Christmas. ---Michael Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  10. We can get some very good ones for close to that if you buy our 1k cases. Email me at [email protected] if you're interested. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  11. It's a show for ABC prime time... Unfortunately the network just pulled "canceled" the show for this season earlier today. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
  12. We have the one and only LED Keeper "E" (Green) versions in stock and ready for shipping. https://store.hitechlights.com/product_p/ledkeeper-e.htm ---Michael
  13. We have the LED Keeper "E" (Green) versions in stock and ready for shipping. https://store.hitechlights.com/product_p/ledkeeper-e.htm ---Michael
  14. Hi JJ... Greetings fellow Inland Empirer! I'm in Cathedral City near Palm Springs, CA. We are a LOR certified partner if you ever need anything we are nearby for you. -Michael Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
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