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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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Alpine

Biggest Find For Me So Far!

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Ok so I was searching blowmolds on CL and came across a garage sale last night that was to take place today thru sunday. The ad said they had blowmolds, but no pics. Well I had to work today so I was thinking how can I get there before anyone else. Then it hit me, I called my mom who wasnt working today and whos house is way closer to said sale then mine. She calls me at lunch and says i think your gonna like this, ask me what ones you want me to buy, I reply buy them all and Ill pay you back. So they where asking $10 a piece, which I think is a great deal in itself. Well good old mom got them to sell them all for $120.00. I think I did great at that price, what do you all think? Here are some pics of what I got:

PS: dont mind the drywall on my pool table, remodling the kitchen.

RJ

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WOW I see over 120.00 in just 3 molds!!! GREAT DEAL!!

Grizz lamposts hard to come by in your neck of the woods??

Jim

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Thanks everyone, I am still so excited about the find. Its great having a site like this, to come and share my finds with people who can appreciate them as much as I do. Alot of people just dont understand, but you guys and girls do!

RJ

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That is an awesome find! The Disney stuff alone goes for big bucks! The rocking horse the Union lamp posts wow you hit the jackpot! I think I payed around $120 or more just for my Mickey and Minnie, those ones are hard to find around here, although nothing else is.

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Great find! I have a Mickey and Minnie 35" Caroler Set I bought last year at a second-hand store. I just checked Ebay and a set just sold for $169! Wow! Guess I'll have to make sure to display 'em close the house!

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Barry rocking horse santa has been on the top of my list for 4 years!! Ive only seen one other than in pictures. I think it was a GREAT find! Makes you want to hit every yard sale in a 100 mile radious!! : )

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