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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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    the night before christmas
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    , Nova Scotia, Canada
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  1. sysco

    ccr's

    looking for older ccr's if you have any that you are not going to use let me know thank you Blair
  2. sysco

    ribbons

    I have a couple of ribbons that are rbg how can I change them to rgb so I can use them with lor thank you
  3. if you are an lor user the store sells according to them 6803 50/50 strips with 48 leds per meter or 60 leds per meter you would not have to switch to 2811 at all they also sell according to them 6803 pixels nodes 5 volts you could stick with 6803 and the lor boards you have which would be much easier to set up
  4. 12mm 6803 pixel Led light RGB led pixel light string DC 5V Full color led pixel light waterproof IP66 put in google search
  5. https://www.dhgate.com/store/search/led-strip/20629656.html put in google search count down six places click on it on the first page about nine or ten down is the 6803 - 5volt strings and on page 3 is the strip 6803- 48 rgb per meter in stead of the usual 30 per meter what do you think they are at the bottom of page one the 48 and the 60 leds per meter strips it keeps moving around
  6. nick great job man they look amazing wish I had them and where did you find them
  7. do you still have these 12v pixels for sale
  8. Jstein     will buy the 16 channel pixel controller for  $ 125 .00    will pay by pay pal  what would it cost to ship to Canada my postal code is B1P6R4  WILL pay the shipping  let me know my email is [email protected] 

  9. I s there a free download of xlights that I can use  thank you Blair

  10. Jerry B you hit the nail on the head when you said most people don't care if it is in sync or just blinking I found that out over the years they in most part just want to see the lights but what I do with my 12 ccr tree is I leave it out ever 2 or 3 song and hope people look at the rest of the display including blowmolds and let me tell you i'm not good at doing sequencing but people like it just the same
  11. what I used for mine last year was window putty did the job kept the rain out and when I took the wires out still easy to remove not like silicone can be come messy
  12. Beefy just talked to Toby he is sending out what I want on Monday great shipping price and very willing to talk called me back twice great service thank you for your input Blair
  13. Scott thank you for the site they ship to Canada at a cost of $ 40.00 and $ 22.50 for the led power cords a little cheaper but hoping to find a lower cost for shipping if you find any more let me know thank you Blair
  14. Need some help hope someone can find cheap 3/8'' rope light led power supply have looked not much success at all found some but the shipping was $ 60.00 FOR 7 power supplies to Canada the cost of the power supplies were $ 28.00 plus $ 60.00 shipping $88.00 crazy maybe someone can look at buying them might be free shipping to you in the states then ship to me thank you Blair Here is A picture below http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/pict/3803444521134040_2.jpg
  15. Try this site maybe what you are looking for http://www.woodinvillewonderland.com/images/EMT_Bending_2.0.pdf
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