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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.

remixsam

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About remixsam

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  • Birthday 06/19/1979

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Walking downtown as a child to the Santa house... There was a path lined with tall metal candy canes that lead you to a small birdhouse shaped Xmas house... I remember the wall paper and the old element heater... We got a big candy cane as we left... And we would drive around looking at lights... I was always memorized by the street decorations... We had the red lanterns, the scintillos and candy corns in a wreath... Turns out thy were bells... Lol. This fully explains my obsession now...
  • Location
    Chicago,IL and Sturgis, MI
  • Biography
    hhmmm.... What to write for a bio on a christmas website? I'm funny, creative, love LIGHTS! If you want know more... just ask
  • Interests
    Lights, Ebay, Madonna, Christmas, Family and Friends!
  • Occupation
    Interior Designer
  • About my display
    I collect commercial stuff. City Street decorations, Animated Elves ect. I love Lights! My mom says that "light" was my first word!

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  1. Here a catalog pic. Or maybe not... lol.
  2. I have a few Municipal decorations.... lol ? pits a slippery slope into a 10’x40’ storage unit.... or so I’ve heard. Welocme!
  3. I have some I would sell, too. The top hook/electrical may need some attention... I’m in Lake Geneva, WI
  4. Is there a way to save the photos and create a photo “gallery”? Then archive the text.... I agree with the idea of making this a “how to” forum. Also, need to make it easier to navigate. when I log in... I should see a few buttons at the top. 1) forums 2) Classifiess 3) how to its not very intuitive....
  5. Me too! Any catalogs, for that matter ?
  6. That makes sense... I'll keep my eye on your sales... you're pretty close (Lake Geneva,WI here)
  7. Can I buy the camels? Pick-up wouldn't be a problem.... where do you live again? Lol
  8. Can I buy the bees from you? I'm just buzzing over them
  9. I would like a deer or two... Someday..
  10. I need the knome with candy canes on pg 22 of the catalog.... Hit me up,if you have one
  11. This was our Santa house in Sturgis, MI
  12. How cool is this! Where is your park?
  13. I didn't know they sold them in green. I've only seen red and white.
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