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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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Tyler last won the day on August 16 2016

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  1. Better places to find blow molds than ebay?

    Carrie and myself are the admins of Blow Mold Nation on Facebook. We have our own dedicated selling group exclusive to BMN. There's quite a few things listed for sale in there all the time, and they are usually reasonably priced. If you join BMN send me a PM with your name (and the email address associated with your facebook account to join the sales group) and I'll let you in.
  2. A few more new arrivals

    I got the snowman and santa the other day. I'm still debating on the candles... I like the size, but the glitter is a bit much for my taste. These designs are vastly superior compared to the ones from last year!
  3. Integrated Plastics?

    There's some Cado available on Home Depot and Walmart's websites So that's something... a step up.
  4. They are expensive because the "free shipping" is built into the price, of course. They'd be cheaper if shipping wasn't added in already/"free".
  5. Integrated Plastics?

    So Cado has whatever few amount of UP pieces that remain, TPI, and GV? If they can create a market which booms, they'll surely be able to give GF a run for their money with that kind of catalog. A real "competition" of sorts in the market would be such a welcomed change... that could lead to good things (improved quality, different designs, etc).
  6. 2016 GenFoam catalogs

    Also, they don't send out hard copies of the catalogs anymore. Strictly PDF & excel price sheets at this point.
  7. Mice damage...

    Get some traps and kill em? Prevention depends on where the molds are stored and how the mice are getting in...
  8. blow mold storage.

    10x15 storage unit (coro figures not put away) and my attic which is partially floored..
  9. Blow Molds for sale

    Hmmmmmm... interesting... only an hour away... do post pics and prices!
  10. General Foam 2015 Catalog?

    No, they weren't discontinued, but it's odd that they weren't in the catalog.
  11. blow mold company showroom's

    Here is the Grand Venture show room.
  12. Blow Mold Parts

    Yes, General Foam makes parts. Call GF in the fall. Know the item number of the mold you want a part for when you call. Maybe watch ebay for the UP snowman pipe, but probably not likely to find it..
  13. Empire Choir

    The next logical question is: where? A Menards exclusive maybe?
  14. Look And Drool....

    Frederick is actually in Maryland, Fredericksburg is in Virginia, lol #local. The one on CL is a tad expensive considering the condition - which is hard to completely assess since it's so dirty. It's so close by it hurts.