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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.

EricGu

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About EricGu

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    http://www.riderx.info

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    n/a
  • Location
    Bellevue, WA
  • Biography
    Custom displays since 1993...
  • Interests
    Microcontroller-based displays, custom fabrication
  • Occupation
    Retired
  • About my display
    Lots of different custom displays
  1. EricGu

    Custom Jumbo tree lights

    THIS AD HAS EXPIRED!

    • For Sale
    • Used

    Hey folks. Most of my decorating is custom projects run by microcontrollers. At one time, I had a 30' tree in my front yard, and I built a custom display using 15 of the jumbo-sized lights - the ones that look like a C9 bulb but are about 12" tall. The tree had to be cut down due to disease, so now I have the display just sitting in storage, and I'm hoping that somebody else might be able to use/repurpose it. You can see some of the animations in a short video here. You can see the construction writeup and more pictures here. I *probably* have the source code lying around someplace but not guarantees. I'm in the Seattle area. I'm flexible on price; if you are interested, make an offer.

    NO VALUE SPECIFIED

    - US

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