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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.

correctionsofficer408

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About correctionsofficer408

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  • Birthday 03/14/1972

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  • Location
    Louisville, Ky
  • Biography
    corrections officer in louisville and collects donation to benefit special olympics of ky
  • Interests
    CHRISTMAS LIGHTS thanks to Louie
  • Occupation
    corrections officer
  • About my display
    rigged up with a laptop,Mr. Christmasand an FM transmitter, looking to go LOR soon
  1. Hey JR, if Jason is not interested in the wireframe, I would be, please let me know either way, if you still have it or not Greg Louisville,ky
  2. hey, talked to louie, and he said you got your LOR stuff going,i thought you said you sold it all

  3. get you a lightkeeper pro. they are sold on www.christmaslightshow.com and they also sometimes have them at walmart. light keeper pro saved my lights this year.
  4. hey, we are going to try to make it to Seymour to see your lights and would like to meet you, don't think I met you at the RE-PLUS this year in Louisville. Greg pm me back and let me know what would be a good day and time to visit

  5. I am sure Darryl is going to weigh in on these comments, Darryl is very passionate about making his products that he manufactures the best in the industry.
  6. i appreciate all of the suggestions and we went with the celophane and styrofoam to make the candy, we had some old candy canes that the stakes were broke(I think everyone has those) so we hot glued them to the house. thanks again
  7. I have a fisher price playhouse and we have it decorated with lights but we want to make it more like a gingerbread house, we need cheap, and fast ways to pieces of candy to go on this house. any help will be appreciated. Thanks, Greg
  8. hey, bought the light keeper pro and saved all my lights. GREAT TOOL. gonna get on the roof in the morning and put up the rest of my ice cicles and the roof line lights. Gotta get my guywires from the hardware store and I m going to use a tire with a fencepost filled with concrete to put my mega tree pole into and then guy wire it, with 5,000 lights. Should be OK. doing my grass lights and bushes and some wireframes in the afternoon. How about you? are you done?

  9. :)Thank you Carrie, and Oldcqr, I went to Wal-Mart and bought a lightkeeper pro, watched the video and saved probably 300 or more strings of lights that was almost in the trash, when I was messing with them earlier. To whoever made the lightkeeper pro, I will say,THANK YOU:):121_reindeer::121_reindeer:
  10. :confused::confused:Was checking all my mini lights today and discover that over half have a problem.... When they are plugged in either the half of the string near the plug is out, or the half on the other end is out, I know there has to be a quick fix to this, someone please tell me there is. Thanks in advance, Greg Wesley:confused::confused:
  11. 15010 Galston Blvd. Louisville, Ky. 40272 We collect for the Special Olympics Of Kentucky. We have about 15,000 lights controlled by a Gemie System (hoping to get LOR soon) and feature a 20 Ft. Virtual Christmas tree. We will have an appearance of SANTA himself this year selling pics of himself and the children, with all proceeds going to Special olympics. COME SEE US:121_reindeer::santasmileyitty:
  12. Tell everyone your address, charity and describe your display a little bit.
  13. I plan on using a trampoline base this year after using a pvc base last year, the pvc is good for the inner rings but there needs to be more support in the outer ring and the trampoline frame will give that support.
  14. Remove info from Public view ... Sent PM

  15. how much do you want for all of this?

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