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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.

Ken B

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About Ken B

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  • Birthday 08/23/1978

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  • Location
    New Jersey
  • Biography
    Always up for new ideas for my display. Lovin the 12vt technology
  • Interests
    Cars,Pro Audio
  • Occupation
    Master 12vt tech
  • About my display
    Wow where do i begin. Blow molds ,Lighted trees,Navtivty displays ,Just way to much to list
  1. ITS ALMOST TIME FOR ME TO START SETTING UP MY DISPLAY AGAIN. I'M LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING BLOWMOLDS IF ANYBODY HAS AND WILL BE WILLING TO SELL. TENDER CARS FOR THE SANTA TRAIN SCHOOL HOUSE CHOIR PEOPLE (GENRAL FOAM) SOILDER PEOPLE NUTT CRACKERS TIGGER POOH GOOFY TWEETY TAZ ANY GINGER BREAD PEOPLE,TREES,SNOWMAN 54' LOLLIPOPS CANDY CANES OR ANYTHING ELSE...LOL... MUST BE IN GOOD SHAPE WITH MINAMAL PAINT LOSS
  2. I have the Mickey And Minie . Im willing to trade for some molds. These guys are MINT
  3. Hey Chris . I want these Do you take paypal and shippin quote to 08863. Thanks i can transfer Cash asap. Thanks Again
  4. hey chris here is my zip 08863 lmk what the cheapest way to ship and price. Thanks again
  5. Gettin ready for this Christmas and have decided to add alot more molds. If any has the following molds for sale please email me prices and pics please. Now for what i am looking for: White Church (general foam) The school house ( i believe general foam) Nutt crackers (any color)and also the red and black or white toy ones Ginger Bread tree/ house and Ginger bread people General foam carolers Candy Canes also wire frames with rope light And also open to all other items lol... Thanks
  6. I live in jersey not that far from you can i get some pics pls? Thanks Ken
  7. If anybody has and of these blow molds for sale pls contact me. Empire school house Empire white church Union candy canes Any color nutt crackers or soliders The gemmy ferris wheel( i know thats a long shot) Thank you Ken
  8. MY NEIGHBOR WERE INTERVIEWED BY THE LOCAL PAPER. HERE;S THE LINK. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU GUYS THINK http://woodbridge.injersey.com/2010/12/17/christmas-lights-fords/
  9. Looks great, Really like the ss in the garage....
  10. mkjn

    Hey, I forgot to ask you with all the craziness the other night, did the reporter from the news show up?

  11. Woodbridge nj Fords section
  12. Hey Joe .I had alot of help but i'm moving slowly .. Just the thought of not having my display up for the town gave me a lot of motavation . Thanks for asking
  13. Thank you all.. It took me 7 weeks and alot of help..had alot of mountains to climb but its finally done.
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