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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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  1. Thiel Family Christmas

    Starting New

    Hello all! I am starting my display over in a new location. At my previous house I had 128 LOR channels with close to 50k lights. When I sold the house, the new homeowner wanted my complete system so I sold it to him - EVERYTHING! So now I am in a new home and in a new state and looking to start over. i am looking to dive into the world of smart pixels and DMX. I have 1 16ch LOR controller. So now you know my life story here is my question: What is the best way to go with smart pixels? Where do you recommend purchasing them from? What controller will I need? How will I power them and how much power will I need to have? How do you mount these? Do I stay with LOR software? As you see I have a lot of questions and I know I still have many more to ask. So please help with any and all information that you may have. It is greatly appreciated. I have also included a picture of the front of my current house. Some old nasty videos can be found here - "https://vimeo.com/3099146" Thanks in advance for any and all help. I received a lot of help from here in the past and I know I will get the same.
  2. .First Energy Corp. is providing ways for people to save energy around their homes, with this they are providing energy saving flyers at stores in PA. I walked into Lowe's today and the guy was there handing out these flyers and I talked to him for a bit. He said that he knows PA First Energy Companies are doing it, not sure about other states like Ohio. The companies covering this is Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power. You can receive 10.00 off Energy saving surge protectors, and Torchiere floor lamps and 3.33 off LED holiday light sets. (limit 6 holiday light sets per person). I have attached the entire flyers for you to review. They are printed on semi gloss card stock so that might be a good thing to buy to reproduce these very well ( I do not know if they will accept them on paper). Visit https://www.firstene.../s...vania.html for more details. This is good for ANY Energy Star LED light set. To see if they are doing something similar in your area please visit: https://www.firstene...com/fehome.html This rebate is valid Oct 28 2009 - May 31st 2013 (products to be purchased and rebate MUST be postmarked by June 7th 2013. Some limitations apply: must be listed by the EPA as ENERGY STAR qualified, LED holiday light sets are limited to 6 per customer, a photocopy or portion of the packaging illustrating the brand and proof of led is required to qualify for the rebate. ALSO: they have a CFL Rebate http://energysavepa-home.com/cfl The CFL Program from Met-Ed, Penelec and Penn Power (FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities) provides for discounts on the purchase of ENERGY STAR qualified CFLs at participating stores in Pennsylvania** or at our online store. You’ll save $1.00 on each ENERGY STAR qualified light bulb you purchase — and you’ll be taking an important step toward reducing your energy usage. It’s Easy! There’s no paperwork to fill out and no rebate form to mail. Simply visit one of the retail locations participating in the program, purchase selected CFLs displaying the ENERGY STAR logo and receive your discount on the spot!