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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.

07sschra

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About 07sschra

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  • Birthday 01/01/1960

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    PA
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    Like to enjoy life and getting to know people
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    I enjoy working at the school with children and spending time with my son
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    teachers aid
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    Just getting started

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  1. Just wanted to share a picture of my new patriotic elf. Hope all are doing well on PC
  2. I only use bubble wrap for shipping my blow molds. I have never had a problem this way and it also takes away the extra size for the box. I can ship a 46" whispering Santa from PA to California for 25.50 in bubble wrap. I highly recommend it.
  3. My biggest concern is why she was decapitated. Better have the Feds check this too.
  4. They have the white robes. Thanks
  5. Hi, I have 2 TPI trumpet angels for 40.00 for the pair if someone is interested. Thanks
  6. Nice display, looks like a lot of work.
  7. I have a new on line store to sell blow mold because I am sick of paying ebay fees through the roof. Here is the link www.blowmoldsofnepa.ecrater.com check it out and let me know what you think. Thanks!
  8. Hi all! I am making a gingerbread display this year and want to make a merry go round to put by the gingerbread school house. My problem is figuring out what kind of motor to attach to the wood to make it spin slow. Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks.
  9. Hi all! I am making a gingerbread display this year and want to make a merry go round to put by the gingerbread school house. My problem is figuring out what kind of motor to attach to the wood to make it spin slow. Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks.
  10. Thanks so much just purchased them!
  11. Hi, I am making my own multi- outlet extension cords and wanted to know if anyone can tell me where to buy the press on male and female connectors. Thanks
  12. Thant would be great! Let me know the price plus shipping. Thanks a bunch
  13. Hi all! Can anyone help me find a Grand venture sleigh? I need it for my display this year. Thanks
  14. Thanks to all of you what, great ideas. This will help me figure this out.
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