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  • 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.
  • 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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About drkness

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Uhhh drawing a blank right now
  • Location
    San Tan Valley AZ
  • Biography
    Oh you know, just letting my Christmas hobby *cough cough, obsession get the best of me.
  • Interests
    Spending time with my 2 little munchkin girls!! besides messing with Christmas stuffs
  • Occupation
    mechanical contractor
  • About my display
    Literally restarting from scratch in virtually every aspect of my display.
  1. What is this?!

    Oh the time it must have taken to cut all that pvc and make the edges all clean. pretty cool tho! Home made elements are the best
  2. My Holdman Star

    I built mine strictly off just looking at a pic on the computer and then sketching it out on the wood. Drilling all those holes was really annoying. Couple coats of glidden gripper primer and semi gloss black to help last in the az sun. I have two of these, only use 1. It weights about 60lbs. 3 channels of faceted cool white c9 leds
  3. Did Everybody Quit PC?

    Still here, but i am not a huge fan of the update. It is harder to find content that i would refer back to and what not.
  4. Interested in LOR but have questions

    I believe you are referring to a snubber, it’ll create a load needed to dim properly. Its a very expensive hobby, even with making a lot of your own items. Personally id go with the sealed quality lights you get from the vendors on here, less hassle and maintence in the long run. More upfront cost, but I don’t regret it Order at least 2k feet of spt wire for your first year Ask tons of questions and opinions it’ll get your brain really going. I have LOR and love it. even tho im not yet running a show, ive got a small fortune invested with a bunch more to go.
  5. "Candy Cane" power cord

    Spt would be way easier and cleaner looking
  6. Wrapping trees

    Staple gun is awesome at helping with this. I just use really shallow staples and have a guide/guard on my gun to avoid damage to lights
  7. How to run lights over a fence gate

    If you can do arches along the entire fence line with more of an arch as others said, it would look really good and no onewould know the difference it serves a purpose to use your gates. Your user name makes more sense now lol.
  8. Upgrade to Light O Rama

    Try programming 136 channels off the bat. =). Very challenging for a single father of 2 little ones. Lol. Fun non the less and my daughter keeps asking to listen to Christmas music!
  9. UV Protectant

    Try living in az. Big reason I switched to led lights is the sun fades the color off in one season. I use multiple coats of paint on anything I make and have outside.
  10. Wooden ornement cut outs

    Gotta love place!
  11. Wooden ornement cut outs

    Looking that nice I wouldn’t want them out in the weather lol
  12. Seen this at Lowes Friday night

    You’ll pretty much always save yourself headaches on diy then this cheap garbage they sell. And probably save money in the long run or at least have true quality for the same price.
  13. Roof Coover

    Your not using it for pressure pipe, use pvc conduit, the gray stuff. Its cheaper
  14. C9 Strobe Lights

    I have both led and xenon white ones. They have slightly different flash rates but i like them both.
  15. C7 stringers

    1000bulbs.com does i believe
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