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  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • 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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About westislipxmas

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  • Birthday 11/23/1989

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  • My favorite Christmas story
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    West Islip
  • Biography
    My father has been collecting blow molds and decorating my house since 1986. Since I was a little kid my father and I would always decorate the house the week of thanksgiving. The lights would always turn on the day after Thanksgiving. Now that I am getting older I do most of the decorating on the house however my father still helps out. Its a tradition that I will continue for the rest of my life and then one day pass on to my son.
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    My father and I have about 250 blow molds and other decorations.

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  1. This is how the tan faded from sun. I purchased these brand new in tan. Now they are pink
  2. Anyone have any for sale. Willing to trade for blow molds or pay cash
  3. Understand. I got a different impression. sorry have a good night as well.
  4. Considering I made the wanted post you would think you would nicely say if there is anything you do not buy please let me know. I would never hop on someone's wanted post and tell someone who commented that is selling to post pics and prices
  5. Anyone have any hamberger pieces for sale?
  6. Looking to expand my collection. If anyone has any hamberger dolls similar to picture please message. Also if you have any leads please let me know. Thank you!!
  7. Ffmedic. I'm glad you found my pictures/explanation helpful. Symphony I've been doing this technique for many years. Never once had an issue. (Knock on wood) As long as your hardware is secure you will have no issues. If you have any questions let me know. Like ffmedic said he used this idea but tweaked it. I really like the parallel idea and will probably do it like that in a few years. Thanks again. And yes 1983ss it's a 70 ss chevelle. Good eye
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