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salamber

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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
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    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. My Christmas Lights

    Since everyone was talking about how quiet it has been. I decided to share my displays (minus a few new additions from GFP) and hopefully others will follow.
  2. My Christmas Lights

    Since everyone was talking about how quiet it has been. I decided to share my displays (minus a few new additions from GFP) and hopefully others will follow.
  3. Silent site?

    Exactly.
  4. State-wide Display Map

    Stephen, Sam has a pretty comprehensive list. https://samsansalone.com/real-estate-blog/hamptonroadschristmaslights/ It's Google Maps used.
  5. Silent site?

    I totally agree. I was really excited to find out about Blow Mold Nation. But it's Facebook. Here's my thoughts on what I like here and there. Facebook BMN group: I love the easier way to socialize, talk, post, etc. I don't like the selfish, rude and disrespectful people who are more worried about profit of selling than Christmas and holidays itself. I got burned several times telling buyers what GF had in stock and next thing you know, they go and buy $1000s of blow molds. Or you have the buyer being rude about GF and how they won't respond to them so they can plan their 5 hour trip to make a profit. Some of these people forget that GF is actually closing. People are losing their jobs. And lastly, GF didn't have to open their warehouse for customers. They could of forced every customer to buy from a store just like every thing else. Instead, people are more interested in making a buck instead of the love of Christmas and collecting. I also wish their was more history, positive conversations, etc on facebook. Which I go mostly for here. Planet Christmas: I think that the idea of a forum is great but not many people go to them anymore. That's partly because of social networks. I can get a BM answer faster on facebook than here. I also think because of social media, people don't participate in as much on this site because people have become lazy. I love reading the magazine. I love finding different stores on this site. The other problem it takes time and people to update this website versus Facebook is basically auto. But I truly appreciate this site. I would be sad if it died.
  6. I wonder

    @TED one of the guys at GF told me that all the molds have been sold off. To who? He didn't say.
  7. Silent site?

    it's depressing.
  8. Roof lights help

    Thanks for the info.
  9. I used the bigger sized camels and it looks fine. Since we are talking an imaginative world. Placement is huge. I bought the GF Camels. Used them in the background.
  10. Roof lights help

    @qberg for actually on my roof. See picture below. i bought the plastic Shingle tabs for lining the roof and they won't go in nor did I want to damage the shingles.
  11. Roof lights help

    @Douggg that didn't work. And plus It would take hours to do that for 100 clips.
  12. Roof lights help

    So I bought the roof shingle clips for on my roof and I couldn't slide them in the shingles because my shingles are stuck together. Any recommendations? Currently just using duct tape.
  13. Need help between LED light sets

    @Douggg It's all for a wonderful christmas!
  14. 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.
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