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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.

Cleland

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About Cleland

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  • Birthday 10/20/1963

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  • Location
    Westerville Ohio
  • Biography
    45 years old first year with LOR lights
  • Interests
    lights what else!
  • Occupation
    Vice President of Operations
  • About my display
    20,000 lights Many yard art items and roof lights
  1. I have two 6 ft cheap one's from Big lots out by my garage and so far no issues with them falling apart.
  2. I've been using mine for 3 years, works great so I bought a spare one just in case this morning at Target 1/2 price.
  3. Target in Columbus ohio has a ton of LED's on the shelf @ 50% off, several of the 17" Snowflakes @ $12.50 per box. My wife is going to shoot me, spent a $200.00. Used a Walmart Gift Card and spent another $100.00 on White Whire muilti LED to restring my white outdoor Wire trees for next year. 60 count LED mini @ $3.49 a box woo hoo. I'm officially cut off.
  4. Westerville - 49 Village Green Drive 43082 Small Display this year LOR FM 107.7
  5. Cleland

    Lowes

    Used the $3.00 coupoon on 10 boxes of LED 50 count and paid $2.18 (with tax) each after the 40% off and coupon discount. Lowes is 60% off here in the Columbus Ohio area - most everything is gone however.
  6. Same situation in Central Ohio, nothing marked down in the Columbus Ohio area with Target. Manager told me nothing will be discounted until 12/26... But Lowes is now 60% off everything Christmas.
  7. Always the Saturday after Thanksgiving and all lights come down January 3rd (rain, snow or shine).
  8. Hi PC family, I'm sorry that so many have had issues with their orders. I ordered 8 70L Green C6 sets this weekend and they arrived by UPS today. They are perfect and arrived much sooner than I expected. Service was great for me.
  9. Cleland

    Liquidation

    Pray that you heal completely. PM sent for one controller if still available.
  10. PM Sent for PM Sent for all of the following items: 3 Piece Drum Set from Home Depot 1 set = $10 Blue icicle lights on white wire 4 ea (USED) = $1.00 ea. 2 ea (NEW) = $2.00 ea. Red Icicle lights on white wire 4 ea (USED) = $1.00 ea. 2 ea (NEW) = $2.00 ea. Omni all-in-one clips (100 ct) 7 bxs = $1.50 ea.
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