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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.

boytoy1974

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About boytoy1974

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  1. have you sold your lrg bunnies?
  2. Garden Ridge in VA has the following in stock for 2012 Mr. and Mrs Easter Bunny @ $49.99 ea Boy and Girl ( Children) Bunny @ $24.99 ea Large Bunny Face Eggs ( green, yellow, & blue) @ $5.99 ea Medium Eggs (same colors) @ $2.99 ea
  3. Looking to purchase a TPI Vulture Blowmold. If anyone has one for sale, please let me know. Thanks Jason
  4. Hello to all. I am looking to purchase & have shipped for my own use: at least 2 green elves/gnomes in decent shape and a reasonable price without having to break the bank. (don't mind if I have to touch up or paint) Thanks to anyone who can help. Jason
  5. Hello all, I am new here from Powhatan Va: Anyway I am desperately trying to locate a pilgrim man and woman blowmold set that someone will sell me. My grandmother had her set out this year tied to her porch posts and someone came by while she was at my house and set them free ( well stole them). Never the less she is totally beside herself because they were a gift from my grandfather before he passed away. I have within the past couple of months tried to locate replacemnts but have been left w/ total failure, even tried bidding for them on ebay however they seem to get way above what I can afford to pay. I am hoping for a miracle that I can replace these because this whole thing has pulled my grandmothers health way down from just worrying about (why and how) someone could've done this, and I would really like her to see them another Thanksgiving..... Thank you very much in advance for your time and allowing me to ramble on after stumbling onto your site!!! S. JASON GROVE
  6. Hello all, I am new here from Powhatan Va: Anyway I am desperately trying to locate a pilgrim man and woman blowmold set that someone will sell me. My grandmother had her set out this year tied to her porch posts and someone came by while she was at my house and set them free ( well stole them). Never the less she is totally beside herself because they were a gift from my grandfather before he passed away. I have within the past couple of months tried to locate replacemnts but have been left w/ total failure, even tried bidding for them on ebay however they seem to get way above what I can afford to pay. I am hoping for a miracle that I can replace these because this whole thing has pulled my grandmothers health way down from just worrying about (why and how) someone could've done this, and I would really like her to see them another Thanksgiving..... Thank you very much in advance for your time and allowing me to ramble on after stumbling onto your site!!! S. JASON GROVE
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