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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.

rkeller172

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About rkeller172

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  • Birthday 08/13/1972

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    http://www.kellerlights.com

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  • Location
    Saint Peters, MO
  • Biography
    I have made it through my first year of animated lights.
  • Interests
    Computers, Music, Woodworking
  • Occupation
    Network Administrator
  • About my display
    Up until now it has been a static display
  1. Here is what is remaining 5 White Stick "Holdman" Trees $50 each
  2. All of the minis were sold. Here is what is remaining 5 White Stick "Holdman" Trees $50 each (These are the Wreath Stand type trees) 5 Clear Mini Trees $5 each 5 Red Mini Trees $5 each 5 Green Mini Trees $5 each 5 Blue Mini Trees $5 each 1 Purple Mini Tree $5 (prototype -- never been outside) 5 C7 NIB Multi Opaque 24' 1' spacing $5 each 1 C7 NIB Red Opaque 24' 1' spacing $5 3 C7 NIB Green Opaque 24' 1' spacing $5 each 2 C7 NIB Blue Opaque 24' 1' spacing $5 each 5 USED C9 Strands 24' 1' Spacing Clear $3.00 each 5 USED C9 Strands 24' 1' Spacing Red Transparent $3.00 each 5 USED C9 Strands 24' 1' Spacing Green Transparent $3.00 each 5 USED C9 Strands 24' 1' Spacing Blue Transparent $3.00 each 4 USED C7 Strands 24' 1' Spacing Clear Transparent $2.50 each 4 USED C7 Strands 24' 1' Spacing Red Transparent $2.50 each 4 USED C7 Strands 24' 1' Spacing Green Transparent $2.50 each 4 USED C7 Strands 24' 1' Spacing Blue Transparent $2.50 each
  3. All of the controllers are spoken for...here is what I still have. I am adding some new things here in BOLD All shipping is extra and could conceivably exceed these prices, so be aware of that. Please PM me with your zip code along with what you want and I will try to get you a quote on shipping. 5 White Stick "Holdman" Trees $50 each 2 Boxes Red Mini 100s $1 each 5 Boxes Blue Mini 100s $1 each 24 NIB Green Mini Lights w/ White Strands $1 each (Extremely hard to find not really in a box- but NEW) 25 NIB Red Mini Lights w/ White Strands $1 each 23 NIB Blue Mini Lights w/ White Strands $1 each (These are the Wreath Stand type trees) 5 Clear Mini Trees $5 each 5 Red Mini Trees $5 each 5 Green Mini Trees $5 each 5 Blue Mini Trees $5 each 1 Purple Mini Tree $5 (prototype -- never been outside) 5 C7 NIB Multi Opaque 24' 1' spacing $5 each 1 C7 NIB Red Opaque 24' 1' spacing $5 3 C7 NIB Green Opaque 24' 1' spacing $5 each 2 C7 NIB Blue Opaque 24' 1' spacing $5 each 16 USED Clear Minis 100s on White Strands $1 each 4 USED Clear Mini 150s on Green Strands $1 each 6 USED Red Mini 100s on Green Strands $.75 each 6 USED Green Mini 100s on Green Strands $.75 each 6 USED Blue Mini 100s on Green Strands $.75 each 5 USED C9 Strands 24' 1' Spacing Clear $3.00 each 5 USED C9 Strands 24' 1' Spacing Red Transparent $3.00 each 5 USED C9 Strands 24' 1' Spacing Green Transparent $3.00 each 5 USED C9 Strands 24' 1' Spacing Blue Transparent $3.00 each 4 USED C7 Strands 24' 1' Spacing Clear Transparent $2.50 each 4 USED C7 Strands 24' 1' Spacing Red Transparent $2.50 each 4 USED C7 Strands 24' 1' Spacing Green Transparent $2.50 each 4 USED C7 Strands 24' 1' Spacing Blue Transparent $2.50 each 5 USED Net Lights Clear $2 each 5 USED Net Lights Red $2 each 5 USED Net Lights Green $2 each 5 USED Net Lights Blue $2 each
  4. Down to 1 Controller....Who wants it?
  5. Added Ramsay FM100B Radio Transmitter for $250. Check out pics in Classifieds
  6. At this point it is easier for me to say what remains: 2 Controllers 5 White Stick "Holdman" Trees 2 Boxes Red Mini 100s 5 Boxes Blue Mini 100s (These are the Wreath Stand type trees) 5 Clear Mini Trees $5 each 5 Red Mini Trees $5 each 5 Green Mini Trees $5 each 5 Blue Mini Trees $5 each 1 Purple Mini Tree $5 (prototype -- never been outside) ALSO: As I have sold down on some things, I will be posting in new threads any items and keeping it to 1 item per thread. Much easier to manage...you live and learn.
  7. 3 Controllers are sold -- 2 In Process -- 2 Remaining White Minis are sold Multi Minis are in process 4 Holdman Trees are in process Purple Minis are in process Amber Minis are sold Snowflakes are sold
  8. 1 Controller has been sold and 2 are in process
  9. I have sold and received payment on all of the amber minis and LED snowflakes. The clear minis are in process of being sold at this time and have a waiting list at this time. I will post as they sell out. Thanks for asking today. I am calling it a night and will return tomorrow .
  10. I am in St. Peters, MO a suburb of St. Louis
  11. After much deliberation I have decided to stop putting up an animated Christmas Display. I have far too many hobbies and business interests occupying my time and cannot dedicate the time required to do the display. I will be selling the following items. Please pm me if you are interested. The display was only used 3 seasons and much of it only 1 season as I added 4 controllers the last year. Shipping will be extra. 7 - LOR CTB16PC Complete Controllers $175 each GREEN WIRE MINIS 197 - NIB Incandescent Clear Mini 100s $1 each (Garden Ridge & Lowes) 53 - NIB Incandescent AMBER Mini 100s $1 each (some GE, Some Garden Ridge) 24 - NIB Incandescent Purple Mini 100s $1 each (Garden Ridge) 14 - NIB Incandescent Multi-Color Mini 100s $1 each (Garden Ridge) 12 - NIB LED Phillips 17.4" Blue Snowflakes $120 ($10 ea. Sold as a Group Animate away!) 9 - All White "Holdman Trees" $450 ($50 each Sold as a group) -- These are approximately 4' tall because I used them at the front of my display. I still have the bottom sections for each tree. The bottoms only have clear on them. The tops have the clear, red, and blue on them. I have 40 strands of white cabled green lights to add to them, 25 strands strands of red, & 23 strands of blue for $1 each if you want to make trees 4 color full height. (Additional $88) MINI TREES 4 - Mini trees WHITE Incandescent 100s (400 ct) on Wreath frame 4 - Mini trees RED Incandescent 100s (400 ct) on Wreath frame 4 - Mini trees GREEN Incandescent 100s (400 ct) on Wreath frame 4 - Mini trees BLUE Incandescent 100s (400 ct) on Wreath frame I will answer questions via this post and add items as i come across them. Thanks, Rob
  12. This has been a year of positive changes in the Keller family. We are truly blessed to have family and friends that are supportive and caring and love us. From our Family to yours, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Blessed New Year!

  13. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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