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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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About candee

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  • Birthday 11/16/1961

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    Kankakee Illinois
  • Biography
    I am married I have 2 adult sons I have a 5 yr old grandaughter that just lights up my whole world!
    I love to decorate for every holiday!! I am truly addicted to blowmolds and proud of it!
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    Blowmold Hunter!
  • About my display
    It gets bigger and better every year!!

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  1. Very Nice Halloween Display !!
  2. All of the pumpkins have been SOLD !!
  3. The Union 3 Ghosts on a Tombstone is sold!
  4. #1 JOL on the cat is SOLD ! THERE ARE STILL 2 MORE AVAILABLE !
  5. This big guy needs some T.L.C. I'm sure if you know how to restore these beautiful blowmolds and you are able to give him a new nose and a new paint job he will be a wonderful addition to your display !! $75.00 + shipping and he is all yours !!!
  6. Well our plan for the Christmas display is as it is every year... The plan is to have everything done and light up on Dec 1 The reality is... It will hopefully be done by Christmas eve !! LoL!
  7. The small (new) pumpkin sitting on the cats back that says "trick" has been sold !
  8. Let me know what you are looking for and who knows I just might have in hiding in the basement... LoL!
  9. Try here: http://www.americansale.com/Products/Christmas-Outdoor-Lighted-Blow-Molded-Nativity-Figures__896153.aspx
  10. We are downsizing our displays. Will be posting more as we get to them. None of the molds in this post have cords/ light kits except otherwise specified. Prices are under each picture. Prices don't include shipping. You are always welcome to come and pick them up. I am in the area south of Chicago (Kankakee). PM me if interested. $35.00 $25.00 $15.00 $10.00 (five available) $10.00 $10.00 (three available) $35.00 $10.00 $10.00 $35.00 Brand new, never displayed. $50.00 Comes WITH light kit.
  11. My hubby said to try this: attach a weight to a small, thin but sturdy rope (duct tape to a baseball or something) toss the line over the tree, keeping as close to the top as possible. when the line is over to the other side-(you need enough rope to go from the bottom, up to the top, and back to the bottom on the opposite side). attach a strand of lights and pull it to the top. Do this multiple times until the tree looks how you want it. Good Luck !
  12. I have no clue what to tell you about how to get it lit ,but would love to see a picture of it once it is lit Looks like a beautiful tree
  13. Strictly Lights, What color are the icicle lights you have for sale? Such as wires / bulbs? Thanks !
  14. Blowmolds of course !! LoL!

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