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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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    Well this is a very informative website and its important to those who collect.  The time and effort those people responsible for the site have put into the project is truelly amazing.  Activating the site for 5yrs is something we all can benefit from as collectors and even re-sellers.  I say lets fire this site back up!!  I have a few blow molds we need to archive on the site still.  Mel bill me for the remaining 84.00 just email me the details.

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    Gris AKA Cory

     

    Cory,

     

    That is a wonderful offer that you have made and I will definitely keep it in mind but if you don't mind, I would like to wait a few days before accepting it to see if others are willing to step up with small donations first. 

     

    Part of my thoughts on my suggestion of several people donating small amounts is that would give us somewhat of a better insight into how much real interest there is in the website and as you said, it would give the site more of a community feeling other then just two or three people doing their thing.

     

    Mel

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    Not good, so far 4 donations received for a total of $65, at this rate we will not see the 5 year registration happen, I personally will not let Cory make up that kind of a difference.  If the donations do not pick up I will personally refund all of the donations that have been made so far.  I did receive a PM this evening though from a PC non-blow mold person who offered to help.

     

    Mel

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    I see you are all set until 2014? 

     

    No, we are not all set up until 2014.  At this time there has been 5 contributions for a total of $85.00, we are $99.00 short of the $184.00 total that is needed for the 5 year registration.  I have told Cory that I can not accept a large contribution from just one person, this is a blow mold community project and if only five or six people are interested enough to help support Blow-Molded.com, then it isn't really worth the time and work to continue with it. Only three of the five original people that offered to help have, the other two appear to have changed their mind.  The largest donation that I will accept from any one person at this time is $20.00  The latest contributor is not a blow mold person but they donated anyway because they want to see the resource available.

     

    EDIT:  Of course we will happily accept any $10.00 contributions also.

     

    Mel

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    Everyone:

     

    I have renewed the domain name for one more year; paid out of my pocket.  (until 2014 as amd250 pointed out)  I will also continue to host the site for free.  The site should be back online by Tuesday morning.

     

    David

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    Thank you David!

     

    However everyone, the goal remains to have this be community supported and our goal still remains at gaining enough to cover the full fees for five years and avoiding any one person being out on the cost involved.

     

    A huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far!

     

    We are at $85 in donations, currently counting our anonymous donor.  We still have $99 to go, lets keep it up everyone, please!

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    Everyone:

     

    I have renewed the domain name for one more year; paid out of my pocket.  (until 2014 as amd250 pointed out)  I will also continue to host the site for free.  The site should be back online by Tuesday morning.

     

    David

     

    David,

     

    Once again, thank you for your generosity and support of Blow-Molded.com, Kev and I do appreciate it and look forward to seeing the site back online.

     

    Mel

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    You guys did it!!  Thank you to everyone who donated!  I would like to list all of you here and on B-M, but please let me know if you have any objection to your names being up on either site first.

     

    We will now be set for six years!

     

    Thank you guys, you have all been great!

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