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  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. 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 jcsnapp

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  1. Prayers needed

    sending you prayers Jerry!
  2. UV Protectant

    Thank ya'll for the information!! I will try it!! Janine
  3. UV Protectant

    I am hoping you can help me. I live in Texas and the UV rays fade my blow molds. Has anyone tried a UV protectant? Would it be worse? thank you, Janine
  4. Poloron Vacucel Purchase

    awesome find!!
  5. General Foam Catalog 2017 Halloween/Christmas

    Will the snowman in the new color scheme be available? Any idea where to buy it?? It is hard to find blow molds in Texas
  6. My pictures

    what a shame!!!
  7. Blow Mold Snowman-Anyone Know Manufacturer of This One?

    He is very cute!!
  8. A blow mold icon

    Thanks for sharing Mel! Janine
  9. Our first Mold-Craft reindeer

    Thanks for sharing.
  10. An early reindeer

    Thanks for posting!!! Janine
  11. Another day on the assembly line

    Any idea where to find the purple ones? I bought the pink ones from Lowes a few years ago. Janine
  12. 2/3 hobo clowns

    WOW - Just amazing - congrats Nick. Janine
  13. 2016 display

  14. Hobo clown

    Congrats Nick, you find the best deals!!! Janine
  15. First thrift store find of 2017

    Great find!!