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  • 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.
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salamber

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salamber last won the day on November 24 2015

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About salamber

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    My favorite Christmas story is every year when i write a new one with my kids.
  • Location
    Virginia Beach
  • Biography
    City Planner, Outdoors lover, father
  • Interests
    Football, my family, hunting
  • Occupation
    City Planner
  • About my display
    I love blow molds. I have always been drawn to them. I just got the Santa Clause and Sleigh. I found out I live really close to one of the biggest makers, General Foam, which is great.

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  1. Need help between LED light sets

    @Douggg It's all for a wonderful christmas!
  2. Need help between LED light sets

    Thanks for all the feedback. I blame all of you if I burn down my garage! Jk. This is the Best place to find information.
  3. Need help between LED light sets

    Solid pep talk!
  4. Need help between LED light sets

    Can you do that @NDNS00ner?
  5. Need help between LED light sets

    I don't know the techinical names but I need an extension cord that I can connect between two light strands. The problem with Vampire plugs is that they have one wide prong.
  6. Star of Bethlehem Blow Mold

    ISO Star of Bethlehem Blow Mold in Virginia
  7. Marco?

    Bueller?
  8. ISO General Foam Reindeer

    Totally true @donna123
  9. ISO General Foam Reindeer

    Good to know @timpwk. Price isn't a huge concern. But I would prefer to buy at resonable price. People are selling them on E-bay for 100.
  10. ISO General Foam Reindeer

    Thanks. Their prices are crazy though. I was hoping for an enthusiast who had some extras.
  11. ISO General Foam Reindeer

    I am in search of a few Reindeer for my Reindeer and Sleigh set. I have 3 reindeer but have not been able to get any more at a reasonable price. I purchased this set a few years ago at General Foam Plastic but they have not since then had anymore reindeer. I live in Virginia Beach and can travel not too far to pick up. Does anyone have any extra reindeer laying around or know of places to buy them? Thanks.
  12. Flying sleigh and reindeer

    I have the Gen Foam Sleigh and only a few reindeer. use cable from tree to house. need more reindeer.
  13. Area meeting

    I would be interested
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