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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.

Trash

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About Trash

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  • Birthday 03/03/1961

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  • Location
    Gowen,Michigan, USA
  • Biography
    New to Michigan, new job moved here June 2010
    Had a huge display in my home stae of Ohio. Hopefully we'll continue our tradition of holiday displays here at our new home.
  • Interests
    Christmas displays golf and bowling
  • Occupation
    Service Manager
  • About my display
    Starting over not sure what we will come up with but you can count on some blow molds,

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  1. Swap meet molds I'm taking to ACDC, a rel nice Poloron whispering santa. two Beco caroling angels, Union Mrs Clause. GF Snoopy. Santas Best Mickey, Minnie, tigger. pooh, 2 Grand Venture angels. Grand Venture Santa w/toysoldier in sack. six smaller Union candycanes w/bow. Empire red lamp post. Reindeer Crossing mold. And anything else I can fit in my Jeep.
  2. I will also be bringing at least a dozen for the swap meet.
  3. I believe he is Sun Hill also.
  4. Looking forward to seeing everyone at ACDC. I will be doing two demos myself, and I'm honored, First is a secret a lil something that I think are cool and definately will save you some coin. Second one I'm doing is blow molds and incorporating them with computer control. A lil something of both worlds(old school/new school) And lastly THE SWAP MEET! If theres something your interested in or would like to see please let me know. I want to do my best to make your(and mine) trip worth while, informative and FUN!
  5. Okay--thank you anyway for you response.

  6. I just moved here a few months ago so I have no idea where Grand Blanc is. I'm right outside of Greenville if thats close enough. Would be glad to have you visit and see what our first Michigan display turns out like.
  7. Congrats my friend, honored to say I have seen the Cox families display in person and it's great.
  8. sorry it's long gone

  9. Hello Dave, Tom (A.F.Nut) said I should PM you. I am looking for the Santa for the Empire Blow Mold Train. He said you used to have one but he didn't know if you still had it, or not, or if you wanted to sell it. I bought a train that has both the Santa and Stack missing. Tom found me a stack. Thanks you

  10. Trash

    Newbie in Michigan

    Yes, his name is Icey. He's a full blooded Siberian husky.
  11. Sweet finds, I'm jealous wish I could find a fawn!
  12. Nice finds Jay, as for the noses...........grab the wifes hair dryer and a coat hanger. Carefully warm up the nose area while you fish the coat hanger through the light hole. The noses will go right back into place.
  13. Lincoln Lake road is 7 tenths of a mile down the road from me. I've heard alot about the Trufant Flea market but I haven't got there YET!

  14. Creating new things is fun especially with 5 times the frontage that I had back in Ohio. Ten acres here to play with a huge deep two car garage, work shop and a barn........can we say storage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Trash

    A few summer finds.

    Some nice finds, looks like more than a few if you ask me lol. I on the other hand feel like I'm starting from scratch.
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