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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.

Brandywine528

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About Brandywine528

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  • Birthday 05/28/1975

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  • Location
    PA
  • Biography
    I am a blow mold freak.
  • Interests
    Collecting blow molds.
  • Occupation
    Taxes
  • About my display
    Halloween is my favorite holiday, but you would never know it when you see my house at Christmas. I love blow molds and display them for each holiday of the year,but at Christmas I go all out and way overboard.I put out well over 200 decorations for Christmas.
  1. GReat!!!! I went out for breakfast this morning and on the way home,I got a sleigh and deer just like this and a new snowman I didn't have.Someone had them out front with signs that said FREE!!!!!!!
  2. I have more stuff than yard. Did not think my neighbors would like me to decorate their yards. Had to put snowmen and Santas in rows in order to get them all out there.
  3. I am having a hard time getting daylight pictures...lol I tried to get some the other night I had my camera set wrong and it looked like daylight.I am waiting for it to charge I will try to get the rest of them taken tonight.
  4. I am almost finished decorating.A few more light changes and I will be done outside.Here's a few pix.
  5. I also have a candle and a couple of Santa characters if anyone's interested.
  6. I have a few blow molds if anyone wants to make an offer + shipping send me a message. Santa is 16.5" l x 13" w. Angels are not made like the usually blow molds. They have gold wings and blue eyes. Sorry no light cords. They are approx. 18". Thanks Everyone!!
  7. Mine are gold with white windows.
  8. yes i think they are, they are all outside plugs and they all run by the same switch.
  9. I am done with my decorations. Christmas has exploded on my lawn...but, I need help.I am tripping my breaker. Someone told me that they did not think I had them even,I don't know what that means. I have 3 outside plugs and over 150 things running to them.Can someone help me? Do I need to have an even amount of extension cords going to each outlet or do I need to plug half of them into a whole other breaker. Please help!!!
  10. I did the same thing.As I took the Halloween down I replaced it with the Christmas.I got 7 strands of lights and around 120 characters out yesterday.Hopefully I will finish the outside today so I can start on the inside. I have around 100 more and I am running out of yard....look out neighbors you may be decorating this year and not even know it...lol
  11. I got 4 new ones yesterday.I got an empire deer,and empire snowman, and 2 candles.I don't know who makes them,they are red on brown pillars.
  12. Does anyone collect Animated characters? I would love to see some. I have not seen a thread on here about them. I have Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet,Taz, Sylvester,Bugs Bunny, Mickey, and some Halloween ones. :giggle:
  13. I got 3 santa candles at a yard sale they are just a little bigger than those.I paid 10 cents for all 3.
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