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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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    lowes blowmolds

    All of the items pictured are from General Foam. I know from an inside source (My GF Account rep) that only a very few of the NorthEasternLowes carried any molds. Those of you lucky enough to have them should be happy folks. Clint BlowMoldsRUs
  2. Ok I think we got everyones emails out. If you did not get a response Please let us know. Thanks, Clint
  3. David, Stock is gone. We bought it. Building is sold and empty. Union is no more. Clint
  4. BlowmoldsRUs is one of the largest sellers of General Foam, Union Products and Drainage Industries on the Web but without a web site. We offer the exclusive General Foam School House, White Faced Witch, and Tombstone with Skeleton Wearing Derby Hat. We were also the ones who brought Union Product items to many folks earlier this year. We are a reputable seller with references from many folks on these boards. The BlowMoldsRUs catalogue is now ready in pdf format. It contains a list with prices off all items we have in stock as well as pictures and additional info. If anyone would like a copy feel free to email us at [email protected] or send a pm with your email address. As always prices and availablity subject to change since many of the Union Items are running very low. Thanks, Clint
  5. Prices are based on quantities purchase. For example a $200.00 order will get better prices than a one piece $30.00 order. Send me a list of what you are inerested in and I will work you up a list of prices. Thanks, Clint
  6. Monte, No problem. Hope you enjoy them. Folks here is a list of what is left: Note: Some Items that have single C7 cords may be missing cords. All items that require Double cords will have double cords. Available Molds: green trees Ghost on Tombstone Special Red Hatter Snowman 40" Magenta Snowman 40" Hollywood Snowman Owl Pilgrim Male Pilgrim Female BELA LUGOSI Gingerbread house ghost on a pumpkin brown bear white bear haunted house Halloween wreath goblin with sign goblin blinking Santa bear elf w/cane elf w/sign Delux elf 33" lollipops Green 30" Angels Cherub 22" Snowman White with Broom 53" Halloween Post Pink Flamingoes per set Double C7 Cords Big Light Sockets for Big Molds 3 Piece Nativity Set Black And White Cows Polar Bears all white (no black nose) Xmas Gifts Line Witch on Pumpkin Snowman and Friends Pumpkin Trio 13" chocolate Rabbit Uncle Sams Pink Flamingo Watering Can Brown Gingerbread Snowman with Black Hat Once Piece Santa with Sleigh Rabbit with Cart Santa with Cane 33" 13" rabbit white and Pink and painted Bunny Candle 30" Economy Nutcracker Valentines Hearts 4 piece Blue Ice Nativity Noel Candles White Noel Candles Red Pumpkin Stack Painted Rabbit If anyone else needs any pieces email me at [email protected] Thanks, Clint
  7. Folks, We are back from vacation so if there is someone that I did not answer please resend the request or question. I apologize but the internet coverage was spotty on the ship last week. Thanks, Clint
  8. Last word from a "insider" was that the molds were still for sale. There were a few offers on the table but they were less than the scrap metal value. Clint
  9. Ted, Youve got mail Thanks, Clint
  10. If I have not sent you the list and you requested it please email or pm me again. I found out this afternoon that my email has been rejecting folks. I think I have gotten to everyone but holler if I missed you. Thanks, Clint [email protected]
  11. A friend of mine has access to the Union warehouse and is willing to buy and ship pieces. If anyone is looking for anything in particular let me know (pm or email). I have a spread sheet of what is available andthe costs. Obviously they will not make it to you prior to Xmas but it may be the last chance to get any of these molds for a while. Clint
  12. Try using two pieces of prefab wood fencing from Lowes or Home Depot. Take the fence and put two large hinges where the two pieces join. Next take two 2 x 4 s and hinge them for supports in the front. When you are done you will have a fence piece at the back and a fence piece for the roof. The 2x4s will be the pillars in the front. If you hinge everything the right direction it will fold fairly flat for storage. The only problem is that you have to tie the back down to keep it from rolling over in high wind. Clint
  13. 3/4 or 1/2 inch electrical conduit works great, especialy for Union molds that have the small hole in the bottom. Clint
  14. They seem to be popping up all over the place. Last night on TV Best Buy had a comercial where they destroyed a union Snowman. And this weekend they had a bunch of molds on both Desperate Houswives (wifes's show) and Boston Legal. Maybee they are making a comeback.At first glance it looked like bothshows had both Union and GF molds.I even saw the big (60")santa made by GF that I just got in the mail yesterday. Clint
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