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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.

RichardG

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About RichardG

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  • Birthday 07/05/1992

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    Interlachen, Florida
  • Biography
    The name is Richard.
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    Blow molds
    Inflatables
    Trains
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  • About my display
    My display consists of blow mols and inflatables. And lots of lights.
    Each year something new is added.
  1. Actually, the RBLs are smaller then the ones that GFP made. I attached a pic of the GFP ones in my display along with at the top of the pic you’ll see the RBLs from Home Depot Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Reason GF is going under. Nobody will purchase them. Even if they are listed you’re lucky if the store will get them. GF isn’t able to fulfill orders and a lot of retailers are cancelling. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I’m shocked to hear Kmart in store has these available. Maybe had they had the variety in store they did online they might have sold. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. GFP Closing

    Sadly that’s going to be the scene all over. GF is way behind and allowing retailers to cancel orders cause there is no guarantee they will fulfill their orders. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Walmart only ordered the Nativity and some tree stand from GFP. Sadly, with GF closing, they’ve gotten way behind in orders. They have cancelled a bunch of orders for big companies all across the country. So you may not even see them in stores like usual. Last I heard they were still producing pumpkin pails when they should have already been on Christmas. Home Depot- saw someone post that there store had the RBLs again. Walmart is getting a knock off of them this year, but they are a tad smaller than the RBLs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Blowmold Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Lowes

    Get them. You’ll regret it later. Lol However, they decided to paint the body completely red then went back and painted the white and yellow on. The hat. Painted it all black then went back and painted the red and yellow. But they are awesome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. GFP Closing

    Good luck getting them from GFP. They are not selling any extra parts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. GFP Closing

    Make your own light kit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Menards has these sparkle GF pails

    Well, everyone can quit their complaining about GF. They are closing at the end of this year and you may not see any molds in stores and what you do see will be it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Seen these today at Menards

    I have a set and love them! GF did make them this year as well. Just don’t know if the shipment to Menards had them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Menards has these sparkle GF pails

    My Target has the pink and purple. And the pink had 2 different shades. I passed on them. May have to go back again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Questions about Poloron molds

    When I bought my snowman a couple years ago. A year later I had to change the bulb and when I got down at eye level I noticed it. Pretty cool I thought. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Curious about lack of production on popular molds

    Mel, the santa and snowman was different both years. Attached are the pics of the last 2 years. This is last years This is the year previous. They were sold by Cracker Barrel the previous year but had a battery operated light. Seen also with the candles last year. My Lowes only got the Mickey and Minnie. Had to go to a store an hour away because mine didn’t get the rest. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Questions about Poloron molds

    Yeah, that tends to happen. The fate of a lot these lie within the closure of GFP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Lowes 2017 Blowmold Pictures

    I got mine. Like everyone else, not a fan of the glitter BUT love the soldiers. They are just awesome looking. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Questions about Poloron molds

    Not my photos. But this will explain. This snowman was made by Poloron. GFP was the last to make it. General Foams name appears on the bottom, but Poloron’s name appears just above where the light plate is located. GFP did NOT keep the shovel when remaking the blow mold. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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