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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.
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  • 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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  1. I get most of my cables from monoprice http://www.monoprice.com/Category?c_id=102&cp_id=10208
  2. Stopped in to see what they had out for christmas and halloween more molds than i have seen in there in years a lot of the GF ghosts and snowmen i have seen seem to have a pearl type finish on them this year also the tombstone has what seems to be black metal flake made into the plastic this year Meijers and garden ridge both had the ghost and tombstone in stock
  3. Lightupky

    For sale

    $20 + shipping says made in canada on the bottom has both lights inside few scratches no dents or cracks.
  4. you could try using serpentine belts for a car and just go to a junk yard and get a few pulleys off a few cars weld the bearings up on 2 of the pulleys and leave the other 2 to spin free of set the belts from each other.
  5. Caught my 12 week old daughter Lauren in the candy bucket and she found what she was looking for.
  6. Just a few pics of my 09 set up built the coffin to hide in :giggle: all the kids around my house are scared to open it they keep seeing fog and red lights comming out of it at night.
  7. Lightupky

    next haul

    my newest $20 haul i found
  8. there was a post on here at one time that showed how to hook one up to a com port and use vixen to run it but i havent seen it in awhile it wasnt a real hard mod to do but it was the 6 channel version.
  9. found them at a yard sale about a mile away from my house was just luck that i got them.
  10. yea they figured the sleigh was only worth $1 cause the deer is missing his antlers and stand and they wanted $10 for pooh but i talked them into taking 5 for him
  11. got the santa and sleigh for $1 and gave $5 for pooh and santa still moves and waves his arm now im going to have to sell my other sleigh and get more deer.
  12. nope if i remember it is the white crystal looking plastic/rubber
  13. no they are not the foam type they are actualy plastic with the carved eyes nose and mouth on mickey and only cut out eyes on snoopy they were 12.99ea.
  14. found these at Walgreens tonight Mickey and snoopy pumpkins.
  15. Lauren is finaly out of the neonatal icu and we have been released to go home and it feels so good to have my wife and daughter here at home where they belong. if you want to see more pictures you can click the link to her hospital photo page http://our365.com/NewbornPortraits/BabyDetail.aspx?birthid=cfdb98e9-54e4-48f1-8690-a77eb4a2f854&babyid=3efa97ea-e911-4f5d-bc51-7e0182b73ebe
  16. yes i did at this time i am at Baptist east my daughter was born this week and there were some issues she has been in the neonatal icu till today.

  17. i will have more pictures later at this time she is in the
  18. My daughter Lauren Ashley Born tonight August 6 2009 7:47 pm est 8lb 5oz 19 inches long with a head full of hair.
  19. turn your screensaver off and turn hibernate off under the power setting on your pc.
  20. Lightupky


    If anyone is interested in a 3-pc Gf Nativity set i picked up at a yard sale here in Louisville gave $15 for it and thats all im asking for it if some one wants it ill bring it with me sat morning just pm me and let me know.
  21. Lightupky

    Kentucky Members

    Nope there are more and i plan on being there
  22. do i hear ZZ Top playing in the background Shes got legs and right after tush :giggle:
  23. Lightupky

    Plus 2009

    Im going to try and be there it all depends on the wife and our daughter thats due Aug 9 if i get to or not.
  24. I did the Belkin mod and it was ok i used the one from CLS and it work great its alot stronger than a belkin mod and i got 150-200ft range out of it easy.
  25. Nice i talked to a guy today that said he has like 30 or 40 molds in his old storage building and wants me to come look at them all told me i can have them all for $50 if i want them im going over some time mid week to look.
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