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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.

smittykid2311

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About smittykid2311

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  • Birthday 10/01/1991

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  1. your other video with the santa is just as cool on you tube. how did you make it? im trying to make one for this year
  2. The Mr. Christmas Wireframes were the best decorations ever. Why did they stop making them? They were such a hit. Do you think they'll ever make them again?
  3. looks great! what kind of motor did you use?
  4. HOw are you getting 150 free inflatables?!? thats amazing. And are all of the inflatables in your display made by Gemmy? a lot of them look unfamiliar to me
  5. Does anyone know where i can find the sam the snowman inflatable from the rudolph series? A wind storm last night destroyed the base and put a few rips in it. I want to fix it but if anyone knows where to buy one, i would gladly purchase it too. thanks merry christmas
  6. its all about supply and demand. wal-mart doesnt sell these empire blowmolds anymore:mad: so you'll probably be able to get some nice money:) the wisemen you're looking at 40-50 bucks maybe. mary and joseph since they do not match the three wisemen I am not sure. Maybe 30 for them. Good luck!
  7. That Mickey inflatable looks great. I get the idea but I'm still unsure on a few specifics. Do you tie the rope from the sandbag to the sides of the inflatable, into the metal ring area? And what do you do with the base of the inflatable? How do you keep that secure and in place? Thanks
  8. That Mickey inflatable looks great. I get the idea but I'm still unsure on a few specifics. Do you tie the rope from the sandbag to the sides of the inflatable, into the metal ring area? And what do you do with the base of the inflatable? How do you keep that secure and in place? Thanks
  9. I wanted to try putting an inflatable on the roof without necessarily having to drill or anything. I've seen this being done before but i do not know how to assemble a way to put an airblown on the roof. Does anyone know how to put an inflatable on a roof without having to drill? I heard something about sand bags but could someone say in more detail how about to go doing this in some way? Thanks alot
  10. One of my inflatable snowglobes has a cut in the middle of the plastic. I've tried fixing this by using clear duct tape, and crazy glue but they don't seem to work. If anyone has any suggestions or knows what to do to fix the cut i would glady appreciate it.
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