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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.
  • 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 Bucsfan15

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    I don't have one particular story, but every Christmas seems to have a story that's memorable.
  • Location
    Brampton Canada
  • Biography
    Married for 5 years to my beautiful wife. I have a beautiful 2 year old girl who loves lights.Christmas is my favourite time of year I look forward to it heavily starting September.
  • Interests
    Spending time with my family
  • Occupation
    I work for the city's transit system
  • About my display
    It's currently a work in progress. I just sold all my warm white led's I'll be getting multi colour LED's this year for my daughter. I felt she'd appreciate more colour this year.

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  1. Bucsfan15

    Finally got the cutouts up and lit

  2. Bucsfan15

    Newest addition.

    Nice. Good job
  3. This is amazing. I haven't watched it yet but I definitely will. There should be more how to videos like this. I might think about doing something like this too.
  4. Bucsfan15

    Misfit Toys

    Thanks so much it means a lot. This one took my wife and I about 30 man hours to paint. This was by far the most challenging one to date. There were a lot of coats needed and got especially tedious with the smaller details.
  5. Bucsfan15

    Misfit Toys

    Thank you !
  6. Bucsfan15

    Misfit Toys

    I did this for a friend of mine.
  7. Bucsfan15

    DIY Cut Out Graphic Outlines Tutorial

    Thanks for this. Helps out for sure.
  8. Bucsfan15

    Newest addition.

    Nice job.
  9. Bucsfan15

    New Project

    Customer is asking I do this exact scene for them to add to the rudolph characters I made them.
  10. Bucsfan15

    cut out questions

    Hmm interesting. Im going to look into it. As for cost. Have you noticed a difference between plywood and coro? I usually pay about $45 canadian for a sheet of plywood sanded.
  11. Bucsfan15

    cut out questions

    So JR says he makes a frame with wood to the back of the coro. Do you do this as well?
  12. Bucsfan15

    Plywood sealer recommendations

    I personally have never used a sealer. I make sure i paint all my edges though. I just use a good exterior paint. Hasn't given me any issues yet. I have a set thats 10 years old still in great shape.
  13. Bucsfan15

    cut out questions

    Ahhh ok makes perfect sense.
  14. Bucsfan15

    cut out questions

    I got a question about using Coro JR. Are you able to make intricate cuts using the jigsaw on the coro? I like cutting out all the negative space of my cutouts. I noticed that you black out all of your negative space is that by choice or just easier ?
  15. Bucsfan15

    Nightmare Before Christmas Stuff...

    Awesome. Looks great !