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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.


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    About cBell

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    • Birthday 08/12/1980

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      Brewster, OH
    • Biography
      I like blinky flashy.
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      Retail Manager
    • About my display
      Static until 2009
    1. Paul, Do you have any more information about your incandescent lights you are offering on this page http://www.creativedisplays.com/siteresources/data/files/inccandescent%20mini%20lights%2012-9-10.pdf What does 3*6*3 and 2*4*2 stand for? What colors are the minis available in?
    2. Those look good. Just about right on the spacing, etc. What is the diameter of your tree's base?
    3. Check these out http://response-box.com/rgb/ They are still in the development process (i.e. not available), but I think they hold a lot of potential.
    4. That e-mail is more or less directed at commercial customers. There is no minimum for those of us on the forums. As to the date, I'm guessing Paul would have to clear that up.
    5. I too thought that I wasn't getting many cars, but I had a lot of people come up to me at work and tell me how much they enjoyed the show. Point is, in my case anyhow, there were a lot more people watching the show than I thought were out there.
    6. Here's another one. It's not in production yet, they are still working the kinks out. http://response-box.com/rgb/
    7. Yanni: Acroyali - Standing in Motion
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      Light Up Ohio 2009

      I would also like to express my gratitude to the folks who made this event happen. Everything was great! The food, the presentations, the door prizes... everything. Thanks to all the vendors and individuals who donated door prizes and especially to those vendors that attended the Mini. A big thanks to Walter & Jackie for driving up from Louisiana for their presentation. This was my first mini, and it was great meeting everyone and putting faces to forum names. I will definitely be attending next year! One of the nicest parts was the time between presentations that allowed us to
    9. cBell

      Ohio Mini

      I'll be on my way at 6:30 AM Can't wait to meet everyone!
    10. cBell

      Light Up Ohio 2009

      Wow that all looks good! You keep posting pictures like that and people will be registering left and right for Light Up Ohio just to taste some of it. Can't wait to try it!
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