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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 mdpeterman

  • Rank
    New Member
  • Birthday 05/04/1993

Profile Information

  • Location
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Biography
    I love Christmas and Lights!
  • Interests
    Lights, Blowmolds, Inflatables
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    It gets bigger every year!
  1. Craigs List and Ebay

    Have to get rid of my Nativities so all 4 of them are up on Craigslist. Local pickup only - central Ohio area. Please make an offer if interested. I moved to California and can't keep any of my molds anymore TPI Nativity https://columbus.craigslist.org/clt/d/tpi-plastics-blow-mold/6333190826.html Child Nativity https://columbus.craigslist.org/clt/d/child-nativity-general-foam/6333185029.html Gen Foam Regular Nativity https://columbus.craigslist.org/clt/d/blowmold-nativity-general/6333185500.html Life Size Nativity https://columbus.craigslist.org/clt/d/general-foam-life-size/6333086111.html
  2. Got Started This Weekend!

    Got about 70% of my collection out this weekend. Need to get them all plugged in and lights up in the trees.
  3. Looking For Life-Sized Shepherd

    Columbus, Ohio
  4. Looking For Life-Sized Shepherd

    Done that before. Borrowed a van last time and brought this haul home. Only need one piece this time. I think I have everything else they carry (blow mold wise).
  5. Looking For Life-Sized Shepherd

    The $4.99 shipping (plus the $19.99 oversized fee they charge) is looking to be the best I suppose. I'll likely have to just order from them.
  6. Looking For Life-Sized Shepherd

    I was hoping so but no luck. The two Menards near me have no Life-Sized pieces. I don't see them on their website either.
  7. Looking For Life-Sized Shepherd

    Hello all! I picked up a Life-Sized nativity last year at Menards on clearance and was able to get all pieces except the Shepherd. Has anyone seen them around in-store or online? I found it at Bronners and at American sale, both are fine options except shipping is super high! I'm hoping someone has seen them someone I haven't come across. 6 days until I start putting up! Thanks, Matt
  8. A New General Foam Exclusive

    I wish Menards would order those again! My Menards got the santa's in inventory but I never saw the snowman the several times I was in. I did pick up the santa but would have loved the snowman. My Empire snowman w/ wreath has seen better days.
  9. Cracker Barrel Deer And Snowman

    Great. Thank you!
  10. Cracker Barrel Deer And Snowman

    There are no dimensions of the deer or snowman on the site. Can you provide us an idea of how big they are?
  11. Menards Sale

    I got a great deal at my menards on dec 18. I picked up a train & tender car and a life sized nativity. Had to go borrow a van to get it home!
  12. Union Molds Are Back!

    Here is Cado's holiday catalog from their website. http://www.cadocompany.com/pdfs/HolidaySeason.pdf If you click on the link below "Fantazia Marketing" you'll get the sam PDF above. http://www.cadocompany.com/division.html