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  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  2. Great idea. I don't know of other companies but I'm in for your crowdsource idea.
  3. Hello Everyone, I am a long time blow mold and vintage Christmas collector, but new to your group. I recently bought a metal mold to make a new reproduction the Old Empire - Elf sitting on Snowball blow mold. I sadly found it had been bought by a scrap yard I assume for the metal. As we know this was normal when many Blow Mold companies went bankrupt. I have contacted Cado and Christmaslightscreations.com that has some Grand Venture molds about taking the next step to actually create a new version with new paint, as not to be confused with the originals. Does anyone know of other companies that still makes blow molds with paint in the USA? I would like to Crowd Fund the making of a short run for fellow collectors like you. I hope to take any profits to rescue other molds from being eventually destroyed. Sorry for being so long winded but I respect your knowledge. Thank you, RICH - SOB - Save Our Blow molds
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  5. LED strip lights are very cheap and should work well in clear tubing. I retrofitted about two dozen candy canes with SMD 3528 cool white LEDs to replace the standard incandescent lights. They are just as bright as the originals. The diameter of the candy canes is large enough that not all of the LEDs point in the same direction as the strip coils slightly down the tube so it is not as directional as in the smaller tubing. A regular LED light string might work better than LED strip lighting if there is enough room to pull them through the tube,. All of my light strings are put away in the attic so I can't do a test with a regular set of LED Christmas lights.
  6. Thanks Rich. I was afraid the blue and red looked to dense. So, do you think just a regular string of Walmart leds would work in the white tubes? I’d go ahead and buy some of the white tube and see, but Lowe’s only sells it in 100 foot rolls.
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  8. I had a short piece of red PEX pipe and a spool of white SMD 3528 LEDs It does light up but with strip lights the light is very directional, lighting up only about 90 degrees out of 360. You would probably need to use SMD 5730 to get it seen from a distance. PEX blue color tube looks to be even denser
  9. I can't say I've heard of that but I like the idea of it. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  10. I’ve seen several people make arches for light shows using clear PX pipe. I’m wondering if anyone has tried using it for non light shows...can you shove led lights into it and have a lighted poll? Also, would the red or blue PX pipe glow with white leds? If it all sounds stupid, just let me know.
  11. Yes I saw that one before I made the purchase for the one in china ..........But it's half the size and the one that china makes also has Red and White tinsel to make Santa's Suit ......Thie price is approx. the same for both of them except the crazy price I paid for for shipping.........LOL
  12. Glad to help! If you have a chance after pandemic it’s a cool place And owner is very nice. Theres also about 5 big Christmas stores on same road and Christmas hotel and Dollywood to visit there a lot of family things to do. We normal go there in fall each year.
  13. Hey Scott R. Just went on that site. Really cool stuff! Can’t believe how many large items are offered. Definitely will be making at least one purchase there. Thank you. Scott M.
  14. LOL! I know.....Every Christmas season I have the same issue with putting lights on my yew bushes in front of the house. I love the way it looks, but as soon as it snows the branches get forced to the ground from the weight of the snow and the lights get buried.
  15. I have pick up some things from below company in TN near pigeon forge. They make frames in factory in TN and they have a cool indoor outdoor show room. There santa is not as big but, the one below Is 10ft tall and it seemed big to me.
  16. Sorry to hear you went thru that expense. I’m wondering if you allowed more time for people to respond, if there could’ve been a different ending. That Santa is awesome. You deserve it, so enjoy displaying it, gmac. As a side note, I noticed the Santa was shipped to Cleveland airport. Well we live in Florida, but are visiting relatives this week in Cleveland and drove past that airport numerous times all week. Hope you post pics on PlanetChristmas this year. Scott
  17. I wish they were 3 ft not 2ft, with 2ft blowmolds, I don't like them outside because of the snow. And with LED they stay cold and the snow, doesn't melt. LOL the debate of the LED conversion.
  18. My whole thing is I like to build things as well, or fix broken things. So I might build a few.
  19. Agreed. My wife has bought a few online. BUT the best deals are the ones we get at Estate sales or a garage sale.
  20. Well it's a long story............The entire transaction took about 3 months going back and forth thru email .....the lady I worked with was quite nice her name was Ada, she was much more versed in English than I was in Chinese and I guess I had to do quite a bit of stretching the truth if you know what I mean!!!!! They really don't want to build only one so I had to do a lot of talking to convince them to do a Sample (per say). The final price wasn't too bad considering it's 20' high ($835.00) for one.......... that was the easy part then came time to ship it .....that was the killer .... I had to have it flown into Cleveland Airport the trucked to our business .....hard to believe ....... It was cheaper than having it shipped by freighter but the ship only goes to docks on the west coast and the it would have to continue here by truck which is approx 3000 miles........So, then the costs with shipping, tariffs, customs charges etc. it came to around $1200.00 ............From what I understand the shipping and others costs would have been about the same for more pieces that's why I wanted to do a group buy. So if anyone is still interested............. I can give you a link to the company in China 😀
  21. I wouldnt mind one.. never did hear how that went
  22. Im happy with the way they look and the quality. I’m not happy with the switch on them it’s covered with a rubber cover to turn on off etc. so that’s a bit weird. And battery compartment has 4 little screws to take out when you need to install batteries so that may be an issue especially in the cold lol. I may switch them over to electrical. I’m doubting 3 d batteries will last long.
  23. So, did it arrive, do you like it, how much was it, and is it still available? Thnx for your response! Scott
  24. Yes it's been year, and since no one really showed any interest I just wnet and ordered 1 for myself
  25. Here's a picture of my 2019 Christmas Display. To learn more about my display you can visit www.moyerdisplays.com 

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  26. Here it is, a year later. So, what is the current news on these Santa’s?
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