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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.

Edmirt

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Rudolph!!
  • Location
    Chilhowie, Virginia, USA
  • Biography
    Computer tech, plays drums in classic rock and contemporary christian bands. been decoratating for Christmas for many years. In a rural area so many people enjoy it.
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    Playing drums, Christmas decorations,harleys, old farm tractors,
  • Occupation
    Computer Tech
  • About my display
    80 % Blowmolds, some wireframes. Some inflatables.

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  1. Union Majorette

    I just saw this post. I actually bought these, saw them while searching on ETSY and had been looking for these a while. The price was a little higher than I wanted to pay but I decided to go for it. Not sure where you saw the high shipping, I saw on the item and all I was charged was a little over $8.00 for USPS priority. Received them very quickly and they are in excellent shape. Merry Christmas!
  2. C7 Led bulbs for blow-molds.

    Thanks Allen, those are bright, mine are not that bright. The bulbs are supposed to be here today, excited to get them in my reindeer, soldiers and nutcrackers for tonight!. they are just not bright enough now. Thanks so much for this info!! and the picture
  3. C7 Led bulbs for blow-molds.

    Thanks Allen, I just ordered 4 packs of the LED ones. Plan on putting them in my reindeer first, the ones I am using are not bright enough! Thanks very much!
  4. C7 Led bulbs for blow-molds.

    Is there a bright C7 led bulb that anyone uses/recommends for blow molds? I put led bulbs in all of my blow-molds last year. The C7 I used are not as brights as I would like and some have a blueish tint in a white blow-mold such as nativity sheep.
  5. GFP Closing

    I feel for you about your job situation. I am almost in the same boat, in IT for Siemens many years they bought a small IT company, moved all their IT people to it and started cutting benefits and pay to "make it profitable" sold it off to Atos who later on sold it to NSCGlobal, both are IT contractors. Helpdesk is in India and trying to do all support from there. Through all of this I lost 38 years seniority, roughly 20% in paycuts, pension and many benefits. Still working by a thin line but will be going soon, probably before year end! Crazy World. Hate to hear about GF I have several but want the Giant Santa, can't find in my area and shipping to buy online is too expensive. I may not be able to put my display up this year. But will get up a smaller one at best!!
  6. Looking for Giant Santa

    Thanks for all the replies, I will continue check ebay and Craigs, I was really hoping someone knows of a place that sells GF, I am happy with buying a new one if I can drive and get it. It anyone knows of a seller in the listed areas, please let me know! I saw a post on here a few years back about a place in Knoxville TN. but didn't remember the info. Thanks so much for your replies!
  7. Looking for Giant Santa

    I am determined to get the GF Giant Santa this year, or Beco if I could find one, but no where local sells blow molds other than what Walmart, Lowes or Magic Mart has.. Does anyone know of a stores in the Knoxville TN, Charlotte NC, actually anywhere on the Va., Tn. NC border that sells blow molds and might have the giant Santa. I can order it from American sales,but shipping is higher than the mold! Even the Nashville or DC area, I have relatives there. Thanks!
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