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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 polarchristmasnc

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  • Birthday 06/20/1976

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  • Location
    Mooresville, NC
  • Biography
    My husband and I both work in NASCAR and both grew up with large Christmas displays in our hometowns. I grew up in Orange County, Calif. and my husband in Lakeside, Ohio.
  • Interests
    We both consider building our Christmas lights a full-time hobby. We also have 14 rescue dogs and cats that are our family.
  • Occupation
    I am a Manufacturer Representative for Toyota in NASCAR and my husband is a fabricator
  • About my display
    The pride of our display is a 40 foot by 40 foot ski slope complete with skiing polar bears, snowboarding penguins and bears on saucers coming down the hill. Last year was our first year with arches and a mega tree using LOR products. We are definitely still learning the ropes with the animation.
  1. When I used these lights they were simply static in my display and used to outline the house -- they were not connected to my LOR portions.
  2. They ARE NOT aluminum -- they are steel. These are commercial grade lights that have performed great.
  3. They are basically wire frame (steel). They definitely wont flip up in wind. Let me know if there are other questions and yes, they go up with regular gutter clips. Thanks for looking!!
  4. We are looking to sell our set of 'Linkables' icicle lights. These are commercial grade clear lights in lengths of three feet each. We have a total of 46 three-foot lengths. A couple have been bent to fit around the corners of the house, but can be straightened back out or others can be bent depending on your needs. Examples of this style of lights can be seen at www.briteidea.com. The retail price of these lengths are $31.00 each when they are new. These are only a couple years old and slightly used. We are asking $500.00 for the entire set (price is slightly negotiable). If you are interested or have questions, please send me an email at [email protected] We are located in western North Carolina and if they need to be shipped, buyer will be responsible for all shipping charges.
  5. Mike, To be honest, I know how much each one is worth individually, but because I am a member of Planet Christmas, I would like to try to have another member purchase the entire set if they are interested. Would be willing to entertain offers for the entire lot of about $1,200.00 OBO. Hope this helps! Lisa
  6. Hello all, I have several pieces of the Dept. 56 Dickens Collection for sale. All of the pieces are in their original boxes and packaging with only a couple having some slight box damage. I would prefer to sell the complete lot together and I do have photos of everything listed which I will be happy to send along if someone is interested. Please send me a PM if you are interested and care to make an offer on the set or would like more information. The items included are listed below: - Kings Road Post Office - Hembleton Pewterer - Mr. & Mrs. Pickle - Ashbury Inn - T. Puddlewick Spectacle Shop - Lomas Ltd. Molasses - Cottage of Bob Cratchet & Tiny Tim - Boarding & Lodging School - Fezziwig's Warehouse - The Flat of Ebenezer Scrooge - Tutbury Printer - Browing Cottage - Great Denton Mill - Knottinghill Church - Kingsford's Brew House -- box damage - Scrooge & Marley's Counting House -- box damage - Bumpstead Nye Cloaks & Canes -- box damage - Victoria Station -- slight box damage - WM Wheat Cakes & Pudding - Dursley Manor - Old Michael Church - Fagin's Hide-a-Way - Nephew Fred's Flat Accessories - Christmas Carol Spirits (set of 4) - English Post Box - Carolers on the Doorstep - Churchyard Fence Extensions - Fire Hydrant and Mailbox - Lamplighter Accessory Set - Churchyard gate and fence - Battery Operated Street Lamp Set -- 60 inch - Heritage Village Lamp Post set of 4 -- battery operated Happy shopping and please remember that shipping would also be determined on where you are located. Thanks and please send me a message with questions or offers. All the best, PolarChristmasNC -
  7. I just want to thank Drew for the great LOR immersion classes. Had a really great time meeting some new friends and feel like I learned a lot. As soon as I came home, I told my husband that we needed to start laying out the display because I needed to get going on my programming (already feeling behind). But I know I took a lot of great things away from the two-days of instruction and look forward to putting my new found knowledge to good use. Thanks again Drew and I look forward to keeping in touch with several friends from class. Lisa Kennedy co-creator of 'MegaFlake'
  8. Darlene, The reindeer were awesome over at Christmas Place -- I ended up purchasing two of the smaller versions while I was there!! I wanted to also say that it was a pleasure meeting you and your husband John during the LOR class! You guys are great and I really hope we can keep in touch! Lisa Kennedy 'MegaFlake' co-creator
  9. My husband and I are definitely going and can't wait! Made hotel reservations about five months ago just to be sure to get the best rate possible. But seems that there will be so much to learn and see -- we wouldn't miss it!!
  10. This set is still available and we would love to get it a new home for Christmas this year. Please let me know if you are interested! Thanks, Lisa
  11. Rex, As of right now, they are still available, but I do have a couple folks that we are speaking to about the set. If you are interested, please shoot me a private message with an offer for them. Being that you are in Florida, we would have to also include the cost of shipping them to you. Thanks for looking! Lisa
  12. We are accepting reasonable offers for the set. Just shoot me a private message if you would like to make an offer on them. Thanks for looking!
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