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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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I'm looking specifically for Grand Venture Reindeer.

Is Grand Venture out of business? Is anyone making this design else where?

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I used this pic to show the antler detail. Also the Grand Venture deer have white ears.

I'm wanting to obtain as many as possible.

If this design is out of production, are there any manufacturers that can revive it?

Thanks,

Scott

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Yard ornament - light up plastic Christmas --

Nativity set $50.00 OBO,

two large elves $15.00 pair,

small snowman - $3.00

small Santa $3.00

snowman walkway lights 3 boxes $5.00 per box

http://omaha.craigsl...3276391250.html

I can help with the shipping if you need it.

15 bucks is well worth it for those elves. Specially since they are selling for 50 bucks brand new.

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I Just found out what Vacucels are not to long ago, I was at a yard sale and ran across a Poloron Vacucel Fireplace still with it's box, and I didn't care for it so I decided to sale it on E-bay a couple weeks ago.

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General Foam is re releasing their 36 inch Santa face blowmold but I can not find anywhere that is offering it. Any help would be most appreciated. I did find that it can be purchased through Ace hardware online. However the shipping is more than the purchase price. The exact model number is GF C3430 gigantic santa face

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You will have to contact the individual on cragislist. All I'm offering is to help ship them if they will not.

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12 Blow Mold Soldiers for sale in Lodi CA. Currently it's at 75$ he won't ship but if you are in the area seems like a good price for the size lot.

 

Auction ends Aug 26, 2013 11:08:16 PDT

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-VINTAGE-LIGHT-UP-BLOW-MOLD-SOLDIERS-CHRISTMAS-LOCAL-PICK-UP-/290963300482?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43bec3a082 

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