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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 milyfaz

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    • Birthday 10/28/1973

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      west newton, pa
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      i decorate for every holiday from halloween till the 4th of july. i spend all summer going to yard sales and flee markets looking for blow molds. i have about 100 now. my boyfriend and kids now know every manufactor of blow molds, i may have gone too far, lol
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      holiday decorating
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      school bus driver.
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      i use blowmolds and lot's of lights.

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    1. There are several ways to secure molds. The easiest, if they have large enoigh holes in the bottom use bricks or bags of sand. On a side not i once broke my little toe when a brick fell out of virgin mary. If they have no holes or caps on the bottom (like some of the fetherstone ones) pour sand directly in them. But do not pour sand in hard plastic (injection) molds. I lost most of my toy soldiers that way. As far as staking molds, for smaller ones i used old tent posts and i also liked to use metal broom handles. Now gathering old broom sticks wont help you now and might require a bit of garb
    2. They are hard to come by. $250 is a fair price for them.
    3. He is about 8" in height and made of hard plastic. He is unmarked, anyone know who made him?
    4. Holy cow ( pun intended) that's a good donation.
    5. Sorry, i never get this right
    6. For sale 13 piece blow mold nativity set. The shepard, sheep and holy family are empire. The wisemen and animals are beco. The angel is santa's best. The star is not marked. I'm asking $200.00 with local pickup. I live in sw pennsylvania. Most of the pieces have original working light fixtures. Pm mi if interesred. I can also send more pics.
    7. Love that mold! He's my favorite snow man.
    8. I would not worry, i would be surprised if she got the prices she is asking. I collect, buy and sell, some people get the idea molds are made of gold.
    9. The ghost and pumpkin man are both pretty interesting. I'd probbably pay 20 a piece. mind you i'd hate myself for it. If you collect molds you'llfind Pumpkins all the time and one looks like it has a bad paint job.
    10. Today i spotted the featherstone mold with the row of pumpkins with hallowen written across it. Only it was much smaller than the other ones i have seen. I didn't realize it was made in multiple sizes. Sorry no pic, i was driving my school bus
    11. Today i spotted the featherstone mold with the row of pumpkins with hallowen written across it. Only it was much smaller than the other ones i have seen. I didn't realize it was made in multiple sizes. Sorry no pic, i was driving my school bus
    12. Finding any mold in a garbage is feat. But finding those is a find of a lifetime.
    13. A garbage pick blow mold is the best!
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