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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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  1. I can strongly recommend this product. http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/100172441.html I just ordered 20 pieces of it. It arrived within a week, perfect condition. The overall quality of the units is very good especially considering they're $13 per tube for 1 meter long units. Double sided LED strip, very bright.

    Hi, How much was shipping? I'm showing it will cost me $91 to ship to U.S. for just one order of 10pcs or 1 lot . Thanks.

  2. Hi, Could you tell me please the company's name that Paul has? Thanks.

    You got bad lights from a vendor that replaced them with good ones, and you got to keep the bad ones? Sounds like someone I would like to buy from.

    This sounds like the same exact symptoms my LEDs showed during last years display. I got them from Paul's/CDI's exchange program.

    I (and others) got junk for lights in 08. Paul did the right thing and they were replaced in 09, but some of them were replaced with junk, and he would not replace these new lights. These lights were used about a week before I noticed there was a problem. I was told thru email that "my lights may not meet your standards" when I contacted him about exchanging the bad lights. I was also told "I am thru with the exchange".

  3. Hello,

    I have some nice blowmolds for sale if you are interested. I have an ad on craigslist and the link is copied below.

    I live in the Allentown PA area but could meet you nearby if you're coming a long distance.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas!

    Rare Santa on Christmas Train blowmold, Santa w/ Toys blowmold, and 2 Snowman blowmolds. $95 for all four.


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