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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. 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.
  • 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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New updates are up.

Kev:

Could you tell me what email address I can use to send pictures? I looked throughout the site and couldn't locate an email. Also, are iPhone photos fine, as long as the photographs are maintained by Mel's photography guidelines, or are digital camera pictures preferred?

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Email addresses and information have been sent to you via PM,  Thank you for your interest in contributing pictures for Blow-Molded, we look forward to receiving some pictures.

 

As for the photography guidelines, I leave that to Kev since he is the one who does the formatting of the pictures and uploading them to the site.

 

Mel

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We have a large update this month, 70 new items have been added.  I am proud to say all 70 items are courtesy of our wonderful contributors.

 

A big thank you goes out to the following people:

 

Carrie Sansing

Daryl and Gidget Hayworth

Dominic Siravo

Jim Johnson

Mike Politz

Shannon DiMartino

Tyler Scally

 

Another thanks to Carrie Sansing for her contribution to our Restoration page.  Be sure to visit it for her in-depth articles on refinishing your blow-molds.

 

Last but not least, Blow-Molded has a new home.  We have changed servers and are now graciously hosted by Matt's Web Design, run by CarnivalMatt here on Planet Christmas.  So a big thank you goes out to Matt as well.

 

All the details are on our Blog, as always.

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We now have sections up for the hard molded rubber companies, Mold-Craft, Heller Industries and Artistic Latex form.  The sections are mostly empty right now, except for a few items in the Artistic Latex Form section, but we will be adding more soon.

 

Links are on the main page below all of the blow-mold manufacturer links.

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Kev,

 

I should have a bunch of photos for you to put onto B-M in the next few days (or maybe weeks, haha). Send me an email when you are back for the winter season and I'll send you the pics.

 

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New updates are up, details are on the Blog.

 

Special thanks to Tyler Scally, Mike Politz and two anonymous contributors!

 

I'm happy to help out.

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We have a new update up, finally.  It's been a whole year already, almost to the day since the last update.  Not to worry, there is no shortage of material to add, I just haven't had the time to be online working on the site.  Hopefully in the coming year I will be able to put in more time on B-M.  In this update we have a completely new section, Halloween Candy Pails, so be sure to check that out.  We have a total of sixty-three new items added for this update.  Be sure to check the Blog for the full list of updates.

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I archived every page of "Blowmolds R Us" before they mysteriously went offline.  I noticed that you have some holes in the archives bases on some molds that were on blowmolds R us. I can send them to you if you want so can add them to your site, even if you don't have an image. I can also provide info on some Mold Craft and ALF molds that aren't listed. Get in touch with my profile if you want this info. Happy to help!

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