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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.

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About vette-kid

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    ...The Christmas Story, of course!
  • Location
    Niceville Florida
  • Biography
    Husband and Father of 2 kids, I love to share the Christmas message and the real meaning for the season with my little ones and those around me.
  • Interests
    Running, Cars, tools, holiday decorating (a new one, but its taking)
  • Occupation
    Be the best husband and father I can be!
  • About my display
    ...working on it!
  1. Mickey and Minnie

    Could not resist these. Pretty pricey, but I'm happy with them and the kids will love it! Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  2. Blowmold Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Lowes

    Mickey and Minnie were $40 each Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  3. Blowmold Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Lowes

    Found her, they were just late to put them out Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  4. Blowmold Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Lowes

    That's what I'm afraid of. Although I can't figure out why they had two Mickey's and no Minnies??? Seems odd, I'll have to go back and try to find someone knowledgeable in there (long shot around here). Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  5. Blowmold Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Lowes

    Well now I've gone and done it. Got Mickey today, minnie was out already (they have had then less than a week! ). So now I'm going to have to find Minnie and a place to display both. Also got one of the Disney projectors to display on the garage door. Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  6. Need some patterns for plywood cutouts

    What is it you have? Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  7. Made these plywood cutouts

    Nice! I would love to use that on caspers eyes for Halloween! Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  8. Blowmold Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Lowes

    Yeah, I'm torn. I'll probably buy mickey and minie if they get them and wait for the sales on anything else. I doubt mickey would make it to a sale Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  9. Blowmold Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Lowes

    Checked ours yesterday, they don't have them yet. Interestingly, they only have a small amount of Christmas in right now as most of the south bound trucks have been reloaded with supplies for south Florida. So or normal holiday goods are about a month behind normal. Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  10. Blowmold Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Lowes

    Those are pretty cool, I'm not even a blow mold guy. I kind of hope they don't have them here or I might have to get some (don't see them online) Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  11. Need some patterns for plywood cutouts

    I user an art projector. Print a4x6 of what ever I want and transfer to the wood that way. An overhead probably projects better, but this works and I don't have to mess with special paper. Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  12. Selling off the mold collection

    Tempting, I have a sister in Decatur...a little far still. I've wanted something like this though, put some color change lights in them and have a fun display! Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  13. Selling off the mold collection

    Do I see giant easter eggs? Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  14. Wood cut outs

    Can't wait to see it finished. Is like to do some cutouts for Christmas, just not sure I'll have time this year. Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
  15. Easter!

    Thank you, the kids love it too! Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk Thank you Sent from my SM-G900T using Tapatalk
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