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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.

frank a.

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About frank a.

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    Westfield Center Ohio
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    Kids are grown!!
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    Small by most standards but well engineered.
  1. frank a.

    LUO Meet & Greet

    Good morning Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meet and greet. See you Friday Frank A.
  2. frank a.

    Light-Up-Ohio 2010

    Good morning Bill are these going to be for sale at the mini Frank A.
  3. Good morning Toymakr I will take what you have left --- up to four Frank A.
  4. frank a.

    LUO Meet & Greet

    Frank and Faye will be there
  5. Hi Cristopher :(Sorry to hear your leaving our habit:( PM sent Frank A.
  6. frank a.

    Light-Up-Ohio 2010

    Hi Tony have reservation at hotel for LUO2010 the hotel folks told me the room is for two nights that's not a problem for us but over on the LUO site when I asked who was told this detail JP said he was not He suggested I let you know what they told me. Again not a problem for us but just putting the info out. Frank A.
  7. Hi mcmyster I really don't care if it was ARC fault --- ground fault ---- or whatever fault The key is fault and the inevitable short cuts we choose to make. Thanks for the reminder to due it correctly the first time GREAT GRAPHIC Frank A.
  8. Hi ratroder is this what your are thinking? Frank A.
  9. frank a.

    Light-Up-Ohio 2010

    Good morning JP and LIberty_Laser thanks for joining Buckeye_Christmas_Lights on vimeo The wife and I will be there for LUO 2010 ---- if there is a dinner the night before we are going to try and get there this year. any thoughts on seminars --- the wife and I were really impressed with the presentations ---- the diy info on board etching was excellent Frank A.
  10. Good to here from you JP met you last summer in Columbus at luo wear my hat at work and get all kinds of questions I don't know but can you post still pictures on vimeo Frank A.
  11. I have created a group on vimeo Buckeye_Christmas_lights located in Animation & Motion Graphics Category add your video to this group and we may have a place to see Ohio at its best Hoping everyone had a great 2009 Christmas and wishing better things to come to all in 2010 Frank A.
  12. Jeremy you can use an adapter usb to rs232 that is what I use Frank A.
  13. I am sorry to be making jokes at your time of sorrow My prayers will be with you and your dad Did your dad enjoy your show and would he want you to not provide such a wonder to so many passerbys Again I am sorry for your loss Frank A.
  14. I do not know I figured I had bad breath, a rash, or am just repulsive since I heard nothing since my post of the 20th of last month Maybe its a north - south thing Frank A.
  15. Tell me when and where, I will let you know if I can make it. I am at exit 209 on I-71. ~1.5 hours from Columbus. Thanks for your time Frank A.
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