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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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About rikerz

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  • Birthday 06/12/1965

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  1. Hey Brian, are you still offering a discount code for us members?
  2. I now have 32 strings of orange led/incans (1/2 and 1/2 as all I can afford right now). I wished they either made led in 30ft lengths or 10ft lengths so that I could reach the top. No real sequence on it yet just a rough one turning on and off and a random chase.
  3. Thanks folks! I have 4 sets of orange LEDs on it now for measurements on rings so that I can make a weber tree. Will post pics when its finished.
  4. Wife wants to decorate now (inside our home) but I am gonna wait until at least Oct 1st for the outside "stuff".
  5. I just placed my order today and already have a tracking number, many thanks Brian!! And yes, the code still works!
  6. I am sorry I could have answered that, I was thinking he was asking wattage not voltage. I need to read more carefully..
  7. Didn't really want to dig up this older thread but the discount code is still good. PC2009
  8. My light ring that I added to my setup, all I need to do now to complete it is to weld a square tubing to the front side of the transport to hold a star, flag pole or an extention. Here is a pic of the ring added.
  9. SWEET! I will try it later today. Need to figure out what lights I need since I changed everything this year.
  10. Find an old satellite dish in someone's yard that is just sitting there unused, offer to take it off their hands, cut it in two and it will look like half is in the house.
  11. Hey Brian, are you gonna offer another PC coupon code this year as I am needing some light? Just asking..
  12. Permanent structure which will also be a flag holder, halloween megatree, and an Easter Cross. I may even add a 18 foot pole to this and make it a 48 foot Megatree. Right now this is a 48 strand, 3 color tree. I know that I need to double those but I am adding a 450 foot fence to my display this year and that will be all the lights that I can afford.
  13. RGB... last year I converted over to all LEDs, this year new 30ft Megatree. I live pretty far from the main road, so I have to either go big or go home I will spread out my display this year and will have to come up with more lights. I had NO intentions of changing my display from last year, yeah right that happened.. $$$ is the determining factor on where I will go from here, as I just became a grandpa for the first time and that little girl gets most of my extra money now... Everything is if the Lord is willing and I am able..
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