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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.

christmas_nut

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About christmas_nut

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    Cut-out Canadian
  • Birthday 03/12/1982

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    All of them.
  • Location
    Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Biography
    I've been decorating since I was about 14 and love the whole christmas season.
  • Interests
    Christmas and Halloween
  • Occupation
    Maintenance Manager
  • About my display
    It's growing every year.

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  1. Grave digger prop

    Wood for the legs and waist and 3/4" pvc for the upper body.
  2. Grave digger prop

    This is the first time I have ever attempted a "human" prop. It took longer than expected but I am just about finished. I also found that dressing a prop is like dressing a toddler, no help from either.
  3. A new tombstone for 2017

    Been working on this on and off. This is the first time distressing one of my stones with an airbrush. I think it turned out pretty good.
  4. Super Hero Minions

    Thank you. I use latex and acrylic paints. Most are from Michael's of Dollar stores the rest of them are the small pints you can get tinted at Home Depot. I lay down 1 to 2 coats of killz primer draw out my design cut and paint. I then add a final layer of exterior, satin finish clear coat.(The water base brush on stuff.)
  5. Obelisk. W.I.P

    Low lighting and home made PVC candles with battery operated tea lights.
  6. DIY Scarecrow goves.

    After weeks of trying to find gloves for my scarecrow costume and found nothing I liked or could afford, I was about to give up. Then I seen a youtube video on how to make your own scarecrow gloves. This guy made it look super simple. Here are my DIY Scarecrow gloves. Here is a link to video that inspired me to make my own. FYI there are 4 vids on this. This is just 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgee7u76zx8
  7. Wraith/reaper

    Hollowed out foam wig head and a small block of foam. Thick wire covered with caulking backer foam for the arms. Then glued and screwed it to a small piece if plywood and a 8' 2x2. Painted it black then started covering it with landscape fabric and lots of creepy cloth. I then sprayed him down with a can of spray on truck bed liner to stiffen the landscape fabric.
  8. Wraith/reaper

    Mabey I should note that I made this guy.
  9. Gingerbread door

    Here is the gingerbread door I made for the side of my shed to give it the appearance of a giant gingerbread house.
  10. New tombstone finnished

    Well done.
  11. Wraith/reaper

    Either way I like him.
  12. Help Finding Tinkerbell

    On the end of a wooden flag pole. I mounded a small piece of 2x2 on the back of tink then pre drilled and screwed through that.
  13. Help Finding Tinkerbell

    I think that was me . Here is the pic from my display and a more close up version.
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