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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.

Dragon_11

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About Dragon_11

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  • Birthday 09/21/1967

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  • Location
    Logan, Ohio
  • Biography
    new to light o rama
  • Interests
    computers
  • Occupation
    dispatcher
  • About my display
    use 64 channel LOR 13000 lights and growing
  1. Hello I tried one of the Whole House Transmitters here in Logan. I could not use it because it was limited on the frequencies that it could use. it works in about the 104-106 range don't have the exact. I have one that I would let go real cheap. I bought one like this bay Item #360112180874. works great for me. But if you want the Whole house Transmitter PM and let me know.
  2. This was for our football teams durning the last season. I turned them on for grades 7, 8, 9 and the high school season which them went 10-0 reg season. I wanted to pass this along Thanks for taking a look
  3. When I started out eairler this year I also got the Holiday Light Designer software and was able to get a good idea of what both my football sign and my xmas lights would look like. Started with 32 channels and ended up getting 2 more control boxes. Here is a pic of my football sign usint 21 channels Not all of my channels are used yet plenty of room for expansion
  4. Hello All I am also one of those that got sucked into computerized lighting. This fall I decided with the help of my two kids to make a football sign and had footballs rolling across the yard and a sign that "LOGAN FOOTBALL". I have up graded now that xmas lighs have been going up. Build a 12 ft mega tree with 16 channels and no star this year:(. I have ability for 64 channels not using all yet but will im sure. As of last count over 12, 000 lights and growing. Thanks for all the posts read alot and have learned a lot
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