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6 hours ago, DoorGunner said:

42 Days till CHRISTMAS

Did you know? Nearly 8 Billion Dollars is spent annually in the United States on Christmas decorations. 

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That's a lot of trash

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41 Days till CHRISTMAS

Did you know? Bubble Lights for Christmas decorations were first patented here in the United States by Carl W Otis in 1944 and introduced here in 1946 by NOMA, one of the largest American manufacturers of Christmas Lights.

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First Christmas since the wife died.  Last Christmas was the first Christmas since she walked out on our family.  Gonna be a little rough for us this year.  On the bright side, I have a new girlfriend, so there is some looking forward to Christmas now.  Just a little sad for the kids.  We will start new traditions.

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40 Days till CHRISTMAS

Did you know? In 1911 as Alfred Carlton Gilbert rode the train from New Haven to New York City he noticed something. Sections of track were being converted to service electrical powered trains from the old steam engines. Gilbert watched as steel girders were erected to carry the power lines. This inspired Gilbert to work on a new toy idea and by 1913 he introduced his Erector Set to the American public. It quickly became the fastest selling construction toy in the United States because it was the only one that came with a small electric motor. 

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39 Days till CHRISTMAS

Did you know? Kutol was first manufactured in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1930 and marketed as a wallpaper cleaner. The product was reworked and marketed to schools in Cincinnati as Play-Doh in the mid 1950's and was demonstrated at an educational convention in 1956. The rest is history.

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On 11/13/2019 at 0:29 PM, bospa357 said:

For a tree this year, I'm thinking something along the lines of these. :wave:

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I just stopped taking it down. When anybody asks I reply that "It's ALWAYS Christmas at my house ..".

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38 Days till CHRISTMAS

Did you know? Advent dates back to the 4th century and Advent Calendars to the early 1900's. President Dwight D. Eisenhower is credited for the proliferation of the Advent Calendar tradition here in the United States. During his presidency he was photographed opening an Advent Calendar with his grandchildren and that photo ran in all the national newspapers. 

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37 Days till CHRISTMAS

Did you know? Animal Biscuit Crackers were made and distributed by the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) in 1902. Animal Crackers officially became known as "Barnum's Animals" and evoked the familiar circus theme of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. Later in 1902 Nabisco came up with an innovative idea of putting a string on the box so it could be hung on the Christmas Tree. 

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