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  • 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.
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  • 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 rescue_653

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 05/14/1980

Profile Information

  • Location
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Biography
    Well I have loved christmas my entire life and have always decorated. Starting off as a kid we would spend entire weekends decorating my grandparents house with thousands of lights everywhere, pplus we would do our house. Now that I have my own family and kids I have took it one step farther.
  • Interests
    Fire / Rescue / EMS / Rescue Diver, outdoors, enjoying the beach, scuba diving.
  • Occupation
    Safety Director
  • About my display
    In 2009 I took my lights a step farther, in the past I just decorated my 16 bushes, fencing with lighted garland, and LED Icicle lights, but now I have a 20 ft mega tree with 9600 lights, and 6 leaping arches, and 64 channels of LOR.
    So in 2009 I had a total of:
    7500 LED icicle lights
    4000 clear lights on 16 bushes and garland
    300 clear lights on lighted snowman
    900 clear lights between 2 deer and 1 sleigh
    4200 lights between 6 leaping arches
    9700 red/geen/clear lights and 40 strobes on 20 ft mega tree.
    For a total of 26,600 lights in 2009
    Looking to increase to 128 LOR channel in 2010 with more additions to the mega tree!
  1. I decorate the inside also, we have ceramics from the family over the years, two Christmas trees, two villages, lighted garland, and more
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    Micro Mini Leds Too Bright!

    You could go to the hardware utility and set your controllers maximum intensity to the percentage you want and then you do not have to modify your sequneces.
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    Lowe's Mini Price Hike

    We can call it sad but reality is everyone has increased so what makes Lowes any different from everyone else. The cost of copper is driving everything and the rise in production cost in China is also jumping.
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    Have you given thought to RGB LED flood lights lst longer and can have any color out of one light.
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    PD Shimmers 2011

    I like the preview and applaude you for the efforts and your drive to show others what can be done.
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    Is This Enough Power?

    The first question I have is you say you are going to run off of a 50 amp service is that a 50 amp 220 service if so split the load and you can have a total of 100 amps of 120
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    Is This Enough Power?

    The first question I have is you say you are going to run off of a 50 amp service is that a 50 amp 220 service if so split the load and you can have a total of 100 amps of 120
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    Holdman Style Trees

    Sears had them last year
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    Rainbow Floods

    Well it is a two fold answer technicaly seasonal entertainment is the compnay selling them, but lights on manor which is a private display founded the seasonal entertainment. So one is really the same as the other.
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    Sylvania Dimmable Floodlights At Lowes

    Do you want to use the Sylvania? I know Lowes is carrying about 3 different brands of LED's now and one of the others claims to be dimmable. Atleast the one we have here has several to choose from. I had not seen one on till the other day when we were at Chillis restraunt and they had all there lights changed to the LED lights and I was impressed. Reallity is though you should be able to cover the lights to water proof them seeing no more heat that they should produce.
  11. Did that web site I sent you do you any good on what you were looking for

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    Animated Talking Head

    I got in thank you!
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    Animated Talking Head

    Alright time to pick some brains, I want to do a animated talking head from Holiday Coro, what is the easiest way to do the animation to match the words I am looking for any advise possible.
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    Please I Ask For Your Prayers

    Our prayers are with the people over there and the people like you Frank who have been over there to help. And I am with you I fear we are fixxing to see something that this world has never seen before from a Power Plant, and I realy fear that this if it does not come under control before long is going to make Chernobyl look like a cake walk.
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    I am not familiar with there products but I do know Creative Displays are tried and true and excellent customer service plus his price is equal to WOW's 100 strobe package at $5.50 per head, Paul sells his in cases of 10 for $55.00 just food for thought and here is the link for Creative Displays Strobes