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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.
Carrie Sansing

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Does anyone have any christmas blown mold for sale in the FL area.

I don't know what you are willing to pay but here are a few in Florida. They proably still have them because they are higher than what I would normally pay.

http://orlando.craig...2609774365.html

http://orlando.craig...2579368334.html

You might just give this one a call and see if anything is left.

http://lakeland.crai...2577172928.html

Also the Restore Habitat for Humanity store in Casselberry (near Orlando) has a Santa and a Reindeer but it's not posted online anywhere. Maybe call them and get a better description or even a picture sent to you.

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THREE WISE MEN SET CHRISTMAS NATIVITY PIECES

Local Pick up only. Lebanon, Tennessee

http://www.ebay.com/...5#ht_3489wt_974

I just now stumbled upon this auction on Ebay. It ends in approx.16 hours. So far, there are not any bids.

Starting bid is only 99 cents, so I just HAD to post here hoping someone can get these 3 items for a steal.

I have never bought from the Ebayer selling them, so I can't offer any input about that, but according to Ebay, their feedback score is 98.7, based on almost 199,000 feedbacks..

My apologies if I didn't post this correctly. I've never posted an outside ad like this on here and with the auction ending so soon, I didn't want to waste time trying to read how to do it. The most important thing was to try to find these a home. LOL :-)

Have a great Christmas !!

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THREE WISE MEN SET CHRISTMAS NATIVITY PIECES

Local Pick up only. Lebanon, Tennessee

http://www.ebay.com/...5#ht_3489wt_974

I just now stumbled upon this auction on Ebay. It ends in approx.16 hours. So far, there are not any bids.

Starting bid is only 99 cents, so I just HAD to post here hoping someone can get these 3 items for a steal.

I have never bought from the Ebayer selling them, so I can't offer any input about that, but according to Ebay, their feedback score is 98.7, based on almost 199,000 feedbacks..

My apologies if I didn't post this correctly. I've never posted an outside ad like this on here and with the auction ending so soon, I didn't want to waste time trying to read how to do it. The most important thing was to try to find these a home. LOL :-)

Have a great Christmas !!

Are those the life size ones of small ones??

Here's one in Jacksonville.

A good price for the condition they are in too I think.

http://jacksonville....2583319165.html

Thanks. Those are good prices.

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Is there any one here that has some in Southeast Texas?? or anyone willing to ship. I am looking for anything really but would like to have Gingerbread.

Thanks again :cool:

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Is there any one here that has some in Southeast Texas?? or anyone willing to ship. I am looking for anything really but would like to have Gingerbread.

Try Garden Ridge and Kmart. Those are about it in the South. Try to attend some of the mini PLUS events next summer.

TED

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Mike yeah I saw that one while I was up there.. I would have gotten him but I already have 3 lol

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and 3 of the rarest pieces in this lot aren't included in the sale, though they are pictured, Whats up with that?

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