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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.

blowmoldohio

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About blowmoldohio

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  • Birthday 05/10/1992

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  • Location
    Mercer County, Ohio
  • Biography
    I love Blowmolds and all christmas lights. I started decorating at the age of 5, and I am now a senior in high school.
  • Interests
    Collecting christmas decorations
  • Occupation
    Student
  • About my display
    I try to add new things to my display every year, and I try to have fun with the Santa Side, while remembering the true reason for the season too.

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  1. Nicely done! I'm sure your grandmother really appreciates you decorating for her!
  2. Congrats on two awesome big scores!! -the Halloween molds are just in time!
  3. I agree with you, if the antlers are missing replacements can be purchased from gen foam yet... at least I did last fall... -Great Finds!
  4. Congrats on your new-to-you nativity! It looks like its in great shape, and will be a great addition for your display!
  5. lol made my day! ~ It almost looks like Minnie mouse eyes? idk?
  6. Those are really cool, haven't seen very many of them done in blue...congrats!
  7. Very cute!! i'm sure it will be a big hit with the kids who see your display!
  8. Great score again!! Congrats lucky duck! haha
  9. try something along the lines of a citrus strip. or citrus smelling stripper. I used them once and they worked really well! -Good Luck!
  10. Welcome! Best of Luck on your search! You'll find your replacement set yet! Just keep your eyes open and don't be afraid to buy pieces and piece the set together... the deer are hard to find now, so I wouldn't expect to find all nine in one spot, but then again you never know... haha -Best of luck to you, keep us posted on your search!
  11. ok does it say 79.99 when everybody opens the link above? -b/c when I open it, it says the 139.99??
  12. Its a fantastic display, and one that is equally amazing at Halloween and Easter!
  13. Beautiful work! He is sure a piece to be proud of!!
  14. Great finds both of you!! -Congrats!!
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