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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.

Bobby Menard

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About Bobby Menard

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  • Birthday 01/01/1955

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    The time Santa got stuck in our chimney
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    Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, USA
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    Independent Contractor

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  1. sorry for your loss any sign shop should help like fast signs but you can find cheaper ones on the web good luck
  2. im looking for the older style snoop i have the newer one from Menards last year I got him as one of the first things I buy for my new display after having sold off all my old stuff now I need old snoop the one that is the same size but has the santa sack instead of tree
  3. you would not need 60 batteries though since you are not going to run them for 72 hours strait each set of 20 leds needs 4.5V you need 20 sets of lites if you hooked them all up to one set of battery you would only get 3.6 hour out of them if the math work out but I would use an RC racing pack they are usually 9.6V then hook 2 sets of lites in series so you have 40 lites on the 9.6V that will be OK then keep adding sets of 40 I bet you can add all 400 leds and still get a couple hours on one RC pack then just recharge it for the next time
  4. i agree post a pic of the box gemmy boxes will look a sertain way
  5. this thread is 3 year old I think he probably has figured it out by now ha ha but i suspect that your real purpose is just link spam thank to your link to the christmas tree farm that is sad and should be deleted by the mods
  6. inflatable are built like crap i had to sell my whole display off and they are the one thing i wont miss having around any more what a pain
  7. check out li ion battery packs or maybe nimh packs from the rc racing hobby check out batteryjunction.com thats where I buy my race batterys
  8. wow this thread back from the grave ha ha
  9. i wish i still had my old house and display i had to sell both due to some finances trouble but I am on the rebound now I was going to rebuild my whole display with RGB and pixcels this year but started too late so I will just be using some used incan I got for free. I use to have blow mold plywood and coro cut outs wire fraem the whole ball of wax all control by lor but that is all sold now.
  10. seem like a generater would cost more than your 400$ power bill tho heh
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