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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.

blow mold13

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About blow mold13

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  • Birthday 09/28/1997

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    new castle
  • Biography
    i love blow molds have been decorating since i was 3 the first blow molds i got were 1963 13inch blow molds lol! ;)
  • Interests
    decorating, puppets at church
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    school
  • About my display
    has many blow molds for a descent size yard. just got 15 new blow molds this summer. has four inflatables alot of lights and candy canes!!!

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  1. Wow! I never even knew those existed. I have never seen them. So cool! Thanks for sharing Mel!
  2. I would your house looks great from that one pic.
  3. I need to get a better pic but here is mine.
  4. Yes that happend with my Joseph and tallest wiseman... Very frustrating!
  5. Found a union North Pole blowmold with original light kit in the bag and directions with amazing paint for 3 bucks! Will post pics later!
  6. You have to special order it through the store.
  7. This is on the menards website.?.?
  8. And yes the little snowman is a mold there's a dif post about it.
  9. Sorry I got excited and didn't proof read lol.
  10. My grandma and I were out yard saleing on st. Rd. 38 in IN, which if you ever go on Labor Day weekend it's HUGE!! Anyways and we were driving by just trying to spot a good sale when out of the corner of my eye I saw a poloron drummer boy, I ammediatly yelled STOP! BLOW MOLDS!!! So she whipped in to the drive way and there ended up being 12 all in great shape! Needless to say I got the lady down from 50 to 27.50!! I'm one happy camper!!
  11. blow mold13

    Snowman?

    I just bought this snowman at a yardsale for a buck and have never seen in before. It looks very old, any help is appreciated!! Thanks
  12. I can get one of those brand new for 35....
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