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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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  • My favorite Christmas story
    ...The Christmas Story, of course!
  • Location
    Niceville Florida
  • Biography
    Husband and Father of 2 kids, I love to share the Christmas message and the real meaning for the season with my little ones and those around me.
  • Interests
    Running, Cars, tools, holiday decorating (a new one, but its taking)
  • Occupation
    Be the best husband and father I can be!
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    ...working on it!

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  1. vette-kid

    Color change E12 base

    Amazon link above Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  2. vette-kid

    Color change E12 base

    I went with these, the c7 just want brought enough. LE A19 E26 LED Light Bulb, 40W... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VWJPSPK?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf Actually works nicely and has a memory, so the setting stays after cycling off. A have another in hopes of making a North Pole with PVC and a glass globe but I probably don't have time this year. Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  3. vette-kid

    Pan Asian Creations

    Clever. I actually use sand bags from a weight best in mine. They come in 1lb size, so they are able to fit in most of my molds one way or another. I don't have much though. Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  4. vette-kid

    Color change E12 base

    Do you have a link? I'm not seeing that brand on their site. Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  5. vette-kid

    Color change E12 base

    I'm going to try an a19 smart bulb that supposedly has a memory function. If that doesn't work out I may move to the strips. That just takes a bit more work Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  6. vette-kid

    Color change E12 base

    Got the eBay lights. They are nice, but pretty dim. I haven't put them in the blow molds yet, but I'm not very optimistic. I wander if the Christmas lights etc version is brighter? They are a lot more costly for sure! Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  7. vette-kid

    Color change E12 base

    So I bought the "party bulb" by Feit electric. It sort of works. The bulb had 6 modes controlled by a button on the side. The problem is that after power reset, it always comes up in what I call mode one. That's rapid change from one color to the next. It's ok, but I think the fade transition would look MUCH better for my purpose. So I'm eliminating the one for now. Might work for someone else though. eBay C7s are on the way. Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  8. vette-kid

    Color change E12 base

    Are those the eBay lights linked above? Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk Where did you get the LED c7s? I keep looking at home Depot but don't see them Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  9. vette-kid

    Color change E12 base

    That's a valid question. I hope so. If not I may have to go about route to get the look I'm after. I could switch to a standard base bulb, if I can verify the bulbs like the one you found will come on in the color change mode (or whatever was set last) each time then that may be an option. Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  10. vette-kid

    Color change E12 base

    That's exactly what I'm NOT looking for. I DON'T want controls or smart anything. I want to plug it in and that's it. Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk These were exactly what I was after and cheaper than the previously linked site. I actually placed an order probably as your were posting this. Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  11. vette-kid

    Color change E12 base

    Someone recommended that before, but for the life of me I can't seem to find anything useful in there. That site makes me nervous anyway. Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  12. vette-kid

    Color change E12 base

    Than you very much Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  13. vette-kid

    Color change E12 base

    I'm looking for a bulb with candelabra base that does simple color change. What I really want is a dumb bulb that just does color changing. Everything I see is a smart bulb and you have to select the mode each time you turn it on. Does no one make such a thing? I'll even take a regular base if I have to,I haven't made the cable yet. It's going on the Walmart reindeer crossing sign. I may use them in some other blow molds if I can find what I'm after. Anyone do something similar? Just a simple color change between a handful of colors. Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  14. vette-kid

    Walmart has a reindeer crossing blow mold

    One of ours finally put them out. They had six or seven on the shelf. Now I just need to find time to see what I can do with it. Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
  15. vette-kid

    Walmart has a reindeer crossing blow mold

    I've checked all three near me and no one has them out yet. They are all still in the process of putting things out though. I really want one of those and maybe the lantern. I kind of like the Nativity too, although I'm turn on that one. Been wanting a Nativity, but something about this one is giving me pause. Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
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