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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.

Christmaslover82

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    The night before Christmas
  • Location
    Illinois
  • Biography
    not now
  • Interests
    BLOW MOLDS
  • Occupation
    Property Manager
  • About my display
    We love blow molds and lots of lights
  1. Menard's blowmolds 2017

    Silver lit Gold lit
  2. Dads train

    Wow that is amazing!! I love it.
  3. Redoing the Union candycanes

    Those look awesome Big J.
  4. Menard's blowmolds 2017

    Here they are unlit. This is the silver one This is the gold one.
  5. Menard's blowmolds 2017

    Donna, They are beautiful unlit. I think despite the horrible paint job I will put two out this year in our display and the others packed away. It is ashamed how bad the GF painting has gotten. We bought a witch blow mold from Menards yesterday and when I plugged it in last night I was just saddened at how bad they have gotten. A side from these nutcrackers it was the worst paint job I have seen on a new mold.
  6. Menard's blowmolds 2017

    As promised here they are lit up. Sorry it took me a few days.
  7. Menard's blowmolds 2017

    They have this online at American Sale. They don't look fantadtic lit up, paint job is typical GF but even worse. I'll post a pic later today.
  8. Menard's blowmolds 2017

    Sounds like even if they did order them they might not have gotten them. I have heard GF isn't filling all of their orders with the company closing.
  9. Menard's blowmolds 2017

    Thank You Mel. We do love them.
  10. Menard's blowmolds 2017

  11. Menard's blowmolds 2017

    Mel, Pictures and any info had was sent to Kevin this morning.
  12. Menard's blowmolds 2017

    The gold and silver nutcrackers never made it to production. Only 4 silver and 4 gold were made for photos ECT. Some how Menards distribution center ended up with the 8 and they sent 4 to each of their two stores in Eau Claire. One collector purchased all 8 of them.
  13. Menard's blowmolds 2017

  14. Menard's blowmolds 2017

    Are they getting the gold and silver nutcrackers at all?
  15. ISO Schoolhouse Blow Mold

    Hello I am looking for a schoolhouse blow mold for sale. Please PM me if you have one you would be willing to part with. Thank you so much.
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