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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.

Isaiah S.

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About Isaiah S.

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    Distinguished Member
  • Birthday 08/06/1993

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  • Location
    Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Biography
    I loved decorating from a young age. At around 3 my aunt bought me my first collection of blowmolds; including a Santas Best "Fat Snoman", two TPI Angels, an Empire Polar bear, and a few other pieces. Unfortunately over the years I lost all my original blowmolds, and have been recently trying to collect more again.

    I was born here in Hawaii, and have been living here ever since. I do wish to move to Vegas after college, but we'll see how that goes.
  • Interests
    *Drawing, art, architecture.

    *Interior decorating, designing, landscaping.

    *Christmas decorating, collecting blowmolds.
  • Occupation
    currently, working at a local supermarket.
  • About my display
    unlike a majority of Hawaii homes, ours is quite large. So decorating is quite a task, but worth it! I pride myself on a quality display; gutters, windows, sides of my house, and my lawn is beutifuly covered in LEDs blowmolds and some inflatables. Despite the fact that Im only 19 I enjoy decorations, however when it comes to decorating, I love going old school; I prefer blowmolds to inflatables, because of their character, and rareity. Due top that LEDs have become a great electric saving solution in my display!

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  1. Yeah. One of the biggest bummers (for me) was Linus and "Great Pumpkin" mold not making it to production back in 2012. He would've been great! I wonder what else long lost prototypes are out there? I do know of the Santa's Best Sleigh (1997), GV Mrs Claus, and most of Empires 1999 to 2000 Halloween line-up. :/
  2. Darn that sucks. Those really seemed like something retailers would actually pick up :/
  3. Really digging the "Dancing Decor" Halloween pieces! I hope the paint on the gold and silver nutcrackers will be decent.
  4. Not sure why they haven't made it onto Planet Christmas. But here they are, the 2017 Halloween and Christmas blow mold catalogs by GFP! Enjoy! Note: as mentioned by other commenters some of these molds probably haven't made it to production. 2017 Halloween Blowmold Cat email (REVISED).pdf 2017 Christmas Blowmold Cat email (REVISED).pdf
  5. I usually pair each santa with a mrs. claus or snowman or elf, and set them at varying parts of the yard. Overcrowding one character can be extremely overwhelming and they wont all get seen or appreciated. So, yeah my advice is to pair your multiple santa or mrs. clause or snowman with different characters, that make sense, and avoid over crowding.
  6. they sell'em at Christmas Lights Creations...google it ...shipping may be steep :/
  7. It's probably cheaper to sell these under the WalMart brand "holiday time"...perhaps WalMart purchases the molds by themselves and packages them utilizing there own packaging, to save money. ~ just a thought...
  8. AWESOME! Hope my Kmart has him too! Congrats, he's gonna be an awesome addition
  9. Me too, the skeleton wouldn't have looked so plain. Thanks for the cool pics! Post more if you have'em!
  10. Apparently, like the "Cat on Pumpkin" and "Skeleton and Tombstone" molds, Empire had to change the designs a little for production costs. It's hard to believe that the "Scary Tree" and "Ghoul" never struck up enough interest from retailers to be mass produced, I guess they only wanted the Vampire, Frankenstein and Ghost because that's what they believed customers would actually buy at the time.
  11. Me too...especially the flying witch and that "Ghoul Light-Up"!
  12. Here's a few pieces from Empire Plastics, for Halloween 99'. You'll notice most pieces yet there's a lot that were never made! Imagine if they were ...I wonder if Gen Foam has the molds?? 0.0 (also notice the major variation on the "cat on pumpkin" mold compared to the existing production). - Enjoy!
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