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  1. Prayers needed

    Hey Planet Christmas family, I come to you all asking that you keep my father in your prayers. He is 74 years old and a severe diabetic and has found out that he is going to have to start dialysis along with just having a cancerous tumor the size of a peach removed from his bladder back before Thanksgiving. We go back on to the Urologist on Monday 1/8/2018 and to the Nephrologist on 1/9/2018. Was so bad that there was no display this year except for some lights, garland and wreath on the porch. Didn't want to get to heavily decorated and then have the burden of tearing it all down, not knowing if I would be needed to handle everything. Dad hated because I didn't decorate this year because he likes it just as much as I do and he is a BIG help to me with the display. My mom also had open heart surgery (triple by-pass) in September so she cant be doing a lot of pulling and tugging on my father. Just keep them both in your prayers for me. I have put it in the Lord's hands and asked him to take care of them both for me. All prayer would be appreciated. I will keep everyone posted. Jerry
  2. Craigs List and Ebay

    Big J, Just saw this post and thought to myself Big J needs to jump on that, then I saw the price that they were asking for them. I guess that they will sit there and finish rotting for that price. Some nice older molds from the looks of the pics.
  3. need help

    You may be talking about "Burton Lights" in Fayetteville, GA and also the Gaddy Light Extravaganza which was on the Great Light Fight this past year. I believe the Gaddy display is on Youtube. Here is a link of my favorite song in the display of Burton Lights Jing, Jing, Jing - PlanetChristmas Forums maybe this will help you out.
  4. Chuck, I know it would be virtually impossible but to be able to see all the old pictures that we used to could see and the pics posted before I became a member. Or the folks who have web pages that don't work. Blasted 404 not found just irks me. All in all a GREAT site though. Totally enjoy it.
  5. Joe, That is an absolutely beautiful Nativity scene. I am so proud of you for continuing your Grandmothers tradition in displaying the Nativity. I know that the pictures don't do it justice, but it is just beautiful. Wish I had the money to buy that set from Bronner's if they still made it. Your Grandmother would be proud to know that you carry on her display.
  6. New member our scene for 2017

    Beautiful display 🙂
  7. GFP Closing

    Meaning... You said you was going to open a blowmold company along with other partners and that you know you will succeed. All I was asking was that you keep us here on Planet Christmas informed since no blowmold so are being made at this time and we will be looking high and low for molds.
  8. GFP Closing

    Please keep all informed when you do get the company off the ground. We will all be searching high and low for molds to get our hands on. 😃
  9. This early snow on my blow molds

    Great looking display!
  10. my Display 2017

    AWESOME!!! Love the display!
  11. Pics of anyone's display progress

    Love your new nativity puternut
  12. My 2017 Halloween Display

    GREAT JOB!
  13. Halloween

    AWESOME display there Jordan. I know the neighborhood loves it. Keep up the GREAT work!!!!
  14. Dads train

    Looks AWESOME!!!!!! Are you going to add the puffs of steam coming out of the engine? Great job!
  15. Wooden ornement cut outs

    Those look AWESOME J.
  16. Requiring Blowmolds

    Greetings Planet Christmas Blow mold family!!!! Question for everyone. How would you handle this situation? There is a family that lives not far from us and they used to set up an impressive display. They are older and she worked at Walmart and was talking to my mom one day and said they still had the items but weren't in the shape to put the display up anymore. She mentioned a yard sale but nothing as of yet. She hasn't been at work in quiet a while either so no contact with her. Would you all if you were me stop and ask about the items or just wait? I don't want to seem pushy or overstep any boundaries. Up for any suggestions. Thanks, Jerry
  17. Redoing the Union candycanes

    Those look AWESOME J!!!! Can't wait to see pics of this years display.
  18. New freebies

    FREE!!! No greater price! They look great.
  19. Grave digger prop

    That looks AWESOME!!!!!
  20. Menards has there christmas stuff up!!

    We aren't lucky enough to have those here in the South. Just Lowe's and the Depot. Contacted them before about items in stores and not on their site and was told that they would be more than glad to ship to you.
  21. SNOW!

    I just love the snow flocking you put on your trees. It is just beautiful. Ask a stupid question. Is the material waterproof? Can it be used outdoors? Any Info would greatly be appreciated.
  22. New Ownership Creative Displays Inc.

    Congratulations Angela in your new endeavor. The world of holiday lighting is where it is at because the decorating bug hits someone new every year. Look forward to maybe ordering from you soon.
  23. Where to sell new Christmas light sets ??

    Why not here on Planet Christmas? Members are constantly looking for lights. PICTURES along with PRICING go along way also.
  24. Small Addition

    Love the sleigh. Looks to be in great condition.
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