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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.
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  • 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.

cvlrs2000

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About cvlrs2000

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  • Birthday 03/28/1979

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  • Location
    Coweta Ok
  • Biography
    I live in oklahoma and I am a teacher
  • Interests
    playing music and lights and sound
  • Occupation
    Band Director
  • About my display
    Second year. 17000 lights 96 channels LOR
  1. Good Morning Everyone, I have C6 Leds bought from creative display for sale in the classifieds. I am in the process of moving and wont be doing my show this year so Im selling everything I bought to upgrade for this years show. Go check it out..
  2. I also use the white trees from wal-mart outside but I am having problems with the trees turning brown from year to year. Anybody else have this problem????
  3. cvlrs2000

    white wire led

    I am looking to order leds on white wire. Can someone point me into the right direction??? thanks jeremy
  4. Quick Update!! The controller will know work, but it is stuck on unit id#1. It seems that something within the board or the cat5 will not allow it to talk back to the computer. Dan is sending a new one out but until then i am moving controllers around and making it number 1 and will finally get to start my show sunday night. Thanks for all your help. Jeremy
  5. Hey guys went to plug in my 14th LOR box last night and change the ID number and the red light comes on and stays solid but when I use the hardware it will not find it. I am wondering if it is a bad board? It is Brand New. Does anyone around the Coweta area have a extra controller that I could use. I'm trying every idea someone throws out there. If it is the board then I will have to ship it back to LOR that could take some time. If you have any ideas please let me know. thanks and have a great thanksgiving. Jeremy Williams
  6. well my 20 foot tree snapped in half last night with the wind. rethinking my build and putting it up again this weekend.
  7. I haven't been on here much!!! I have been super busy. I expanded my show a lot this year and I think I bit off more than I can chew... It is going to be close for me. I will be out for the opening night of rhema.... I can't wait to sit back and enjoy all the shows.
  8. I only got 3 boxes in today. 15 boxes coming tomorrow. I sure do like how they are labeled on each package so you aren't guessing what each string is. Thanks
  9. Everyone on the forum is very frindly and willing ot help
  10. I live in coweta. there are many LOR users in the area.
  11. Did anyone here in Oklahoma purchase any new controllers for their displays during the LOR SALE!!!!
  12. I live in coweta and could help if needed...
  13. cvlrs2000

    Six Words

    I had a couple of my 6' trees over on the ground, but with much success I got them up and they made it the rest of the night. Mega tree didn't budge. Hope everyone else is this lucky. Merry Christmas
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