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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.
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  • 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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Somehow, I knew this would happen.  I used to love these when I was a kid and then at some point in my adult life, I shunned them.  Why? I don't know, maybe because I didn't see them in the Pottery Barn catalog (??).  Well I have woken up from my stupidity and boring holiday decor that people would just speed by.  I will confess: I drop kicked one own the basement stairs and I have no clue if my husband gave it away or trashed it.  I deeply regret it now.  I'd love to have my penguin back.  Still have a snowman, but he is missing his carrot nose and will need to be fixed.  

 

Now, I want Santa, in his sleigh, with the reindeer.  The kind that "flies" well, appears to at least with proper reinforcement.  

 

Where can I find one of these and are they in the hundreds now?   The only ones I can find are tiny.  Ridiculously tiny.

 

 

 

 

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Thank ye!  Have you (or anyone else) ever shopped with Shopko?  I've never heard of them and their price is right!

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Thank ye!  Have you (or anyone else) ever shopped with Shopko?  I've never heard of them and their price is right!

Just be aware, the Santa sleigh and reindeer they have listed is the smaller one, it's 20" as opposed to the 72" one I linked through Home Depot. (the measurments are the sleigh and reindeer together)

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Thank ye!  Have you (or anyone else) ever shopped with Shopko?  I've never heard of them and their price is right!

I personally have never shopped with Shopko. I saved all these websites in my blow mold favorites. I have bought from Bronners in the past but that was before I started searching other site locations for blow molds. Bronners prices are a little higher but they package their blow molds very well.

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Bronners is fantastic.  I plan on making the trek from GA to Frankenmuth one day.  Thanks for the links. Bookmarking those now

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55cgas is correct.

 

The Santa Sleigh your looking for is the 72" and Home Depot has the lowest price.  I added the other sites because the Home Depot site says Free Shipping to a store near you. That means you have to go pick it up at the store when it arrives. If there is no store located near you, then you may have to look somewhere else. All four Home Depot stores in my area say "Out Of Stock Online", so I would have to order from another site that has the 72" Sleigh.

 

I hope this hasn't been to confusing. :)

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Bronners is fantastic.  I plan on making the trek from GA to Frankenmuth one day.  Thanks for the links. Bookmarking those now

You're Welcome.

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Also check Kmart.com, at the beginning of the season they had a BUNCH of mold son their site.

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Also check Kmart.com, at the beginning of the season they had a BUNCH of mold son their site.

 

 

Good deal!  Thanks!

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55cgas is correct.

 

The Santa Sleigh your looking for is the 72" and Home Depot has the lowest price.  I added the other sites because the Home Depot site says Free Shipping to a store near you. That means you have to go pick it up at the store when it arrives. If there is no store located near you, then you may have to look somewhere else. All four Home Depot stores in my area say "Out Of Stock Online", so I would have to order from another site that has the 72" Sleigh.

 

I hope this hasn't been to confusing. :)

 

 

Not confusing at all :D 

 

I checked around the HDs in my area.  I will be pulling a list of zip codes from people I know that live elsewhere.  So far, I've been able to locate a few in the northeast.   

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