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  • 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.
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  • 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 shawniepooh

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  • Birthday 02/12/1974

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    Fort Scott, Kansas
  • Biography
    Call me shawniepooh. Some people on here dont like me do i care? NO i dont. Yes i do have a mouth and i know how to use it. Do i get mad? Yes only when stupid people are stupid and pick fights. Can i be really nice? Yes just ask Cars , Tom, Carrie and a whole lots more ..... Smoochhhhhhhhhhh
  • Interests
    collecting nativitys, blowmolds, vintage decorations. I love it all
  • Occupation
    sales
  • About my display
    Nativities, santas etc. Now quitt being nosey
  1. Let there be peace in PC.

    Im Sorry but what is the point of this thread ??????? lol
  2. Craigs List and Ebay

    he's getting better..... i guess.... http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2099060483.html snoopy, dont want it. he went down a few bucks in price. http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2099004782.html table top noel candle... paid .50 for two http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098973702.html table top empire sleigh, paid $1 for mine http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098958212.html for the price of two toy soldiers you can buy a few new ones. i once paid $2 for 5 http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098940332.html Empire green sack jumbo santa... paid $10 for ours http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098902672.html empire/gf bear with candy cane, paid $2 for mine http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098890403.html yeah, no. Candles.. pine cone ones http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098684543.html green stocking santa, paid $2 for mine... or go to Menards and buy a brand spanking new one. http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098637717.html candy canes.... i paid $3 for two http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098623347.html paid $1 for one... different candy cane http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098607632.html SUPER rare! so rare i got 4 for free over a 2 year span http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098585262.html paid $5 for mine http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098570196.html again... so rare http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098546596.html i just got this one last week! for $5! http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/for/2098529009.html soldiers... a joke.... (they are slowly learning their lesson... these are the same people who said they wanted Ebay prices... on craigs list... http://kansascity.craigslist.org/clt/2094674955.html this one is funny. http://kansascity.craigslist.org/for/2090148590.html i think its ALL for $50? http://kansascity.craigslist.org/for/2094987895.html TPI snowman, maybe i'll get him next year.. or if im super lucky someone will pick him up for me and put it on ebay http://kansascity.craigslist.org/for/2088567996.html this one is all "l-o-l" http://omaha.craigslist.org/for/2099071272.html READ CAREFULLY http://omaha.craigslist.org/for/2084726524.html (LOL) http://omaha.craigslist.org/for/2097436373.html (OMG) http://omaha.craigslist.org/clt/2097280597.html (WTF) http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/for/2090347374.html bit high.... http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/clt/2094427551.html candy http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/clt/2094487405.html A CHURCH! http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/clt/2094535199.html nativity... kinda http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/clt/2094555952.html super duper rare hard to find one without a blue face http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/for/2099472178.html someone buy him i want him http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/for/2099982894.html (women where a LOT smaller two thousand years ago...) http://tulsa.craigslist.org/clt/2095335157.html OMG its like i died and went to heaven except they said it wasnt my time so they sent me back to a blowmold store! http://tulsa.craigslist.org/for/2095338847.html see above http://tulsa.craigslist.org/art/2083572719.html see above
  3. General Foam Replacement Parts

    I just got my 2nd shipment of parts and everything i wanted was here. They did a great job on getting my order correct . I have no complaints at all.
  4. General Foam Replacement Parts

    So far i have got everything i orderd so we will see in this new shipment
  5. General Foam Replacement Parts

    Dont **** them off or they wont sell up parts lol
  6. General Foam Replacement Parts

    lol thats too funny, you actually got a blue one! see annoying the crap out of them is a promising method! LOL I bet they had some laying around he has been discontinued for only a few years... but that is funny
  7. General Foam Replacement Parts

    when a specific mold is no longer produced, no you can't get parts for it. Lets say they got rid of the Mr/Mrs C duo, you can't order those glasses (even though they use the same one for the larger Mrs C but this is hypothetical). Even if they have the molds stashed away, that mold is not in production so therefore its components aren't either... makes since. Most parts are molded in colored plastic so thats where the real trouble is, if they have no use for blue plastic they wont use it... and won't 'warm' up the machines for one order. that snowman of yours was discontinued in I think 2006/7... right before Menard's started carrying the selection If they discontinued him later I bet they would have carried him. Painting it blue will work, see now reason why it wont.
  8. General Foam Replacement Parts

    This might open a can of worms, and it may seem a bit too redundant but me being such a nice guy (contrary to misguided belief) I decided to post pricing on the parts you CAN ORDER from GF. I had great luck with ordering so I decided to post the prices as reference. Before I continue I can not stress the rule "it's all on who you talk to" today I got a sales rep that was one nut shy of a fruit cake (not to go into detail but WHOLE molds where offered to me). Anyway... I called the showroom line, it was automated (press 1 for this, press 2 for that...) but eventually I got to the replacement part line (which was offered in the menu upon calling). The parts I got can be used for any mold, not just GF. Most of the molds they carry are old Empire so theres a good chance spare parts are interchangeable . Now the prices WILL vary.... they have for me. Choir heads: ~$8 Carrot Noses: $1 Buttons (halloween bear, snowmen): $0.50/each Angel Wings: $2/each Runners: $4-8 (I ordered two, one set of two was $4, the other was $8? Shepherd's crosier/staff: $1 Snowman Pipe: $1/each This is what I ordered, so the prices are correct. Over the past couple weeks I ordered 2 choir heads, 2 angel wings, 2 pipes, 4 buttons, 2 sets of runners, 3 carrot noses, one shepherds staff and a partridge in a pear tree! Im sure these are parts as well.... Victorian Caroler coat buttons, (SB) realistic deer antlers, Mrs C's glasses, animal noses (bears, if they are not molded in), maybe the 'doll eyes' in Mrs. C, and reindeer stands (maybe, I couldn't order reigns)... these items I have no use for and no need to order, but I'm sure some of these can be ordered as well. So the bottom line is you CAN eventually order, I have ordered give or take 15 items and half of them won't go on GF molds... So, good luck. Hope this helps.
  9. Craigs List and Ebay

    LOL told ya is was a good pic here's more http://kansascity.craigslist.org/hsh/2051013191.html i may have posted these before if not here ya go.. http://kansascity.craigslist.org/bab/2051008182.html http://kansascity.craigslist.org/hsh/2051002804.html
  10. Craigs List and Ebay

    i got a minnie you jerk lmao. i got her for a steel i just no ill find mickey when if i sell you
  11. Becco Candles

    omg lol thats funny
  12. Becco Candles

    Tom (AF Nut) had the idea of using flower pots and painting them.... neat idea glad he thought of it
  13. The Blowmold Thread

    Mini Empire Santa and Deer
  14. The Blowmold Thread

    Union Mr and Mrs Crow
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