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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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  • My favorite Christmas story
    my favorite Christmas story was when I used to go with my family to "the festival of trees" in our town. We would try to win trees, play games, and go inside Santa's secret shop to buy gifts for my family members.
  • Location
    Canada
  • Biography
    I am a fun loving guy who is obsessed with everything Christmas and can't get enough of it.
  • Interests
    I love collecting lights, blowmolds and decorations old and new
  • Occupation
    collector
  • About my display
    My display is filled with blow molds, inflatables and colourful lights galore

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  1. Sorry for the confusion Mel, I guess I just got excited about finding out who might have made it. Anyways like you said we need some packaging and such to definitely confirm the correct manufacturer.
  2. These are some screenshots of part of the conversation. Eventually Kev was brought in when I suggested an Irwin section for the site. Sadly I don't believe either her mold or the one from the auction had any packaging. I could be wrong however.
  3. I recently posted about it in the Blowmold Nation group on Facebook. Carrie Sansing commented saying she has the same mold and confirmed that it was indeed made by Irwin. She also has the same pictures from the eBay auction of the unpainted set which identified the mold as Irwin and that it was 24"
  4. Fascinating info Mel. I have also recently found out that this unknown sleigh pictured below was confirmed to be Irwin as well. In fact a slightly larger complete unpainted set surfaced on eBay a couple years ago. The sleigh is around 24" and the deer are 12"
  5. I'm guessing the Irwin Santa is probably one of the rarest blow molds out there since they've only made the one mold (In 3 known sizes). Is there any other info available about Irwin or other molds they made ? I've also heard that Noma may have distributed their molds. These were the only photos I was able to find of all three sizes (Photo credits go to Dominic Siravo)
  6. I believe it was made by Noma.
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