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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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      I'm just doing volunteer work. I'm very spiritual
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    3. No seriously! I heard that when I was talking to them! They told me that specifically!
    4. When I spoke to someone in the company, they said specifically that sales and demand has nothing to do with it! They've been selling their products very well in stores. They only thing is that the investors decided not to invest with them. If the company has lasted for 60+ years, that means they've done very well. That's what I heard when I was talking with them!
    5. Please let me know what the truth its!
    6. I do know that the Tarboro location is permanently closed. Norfolk, VA is still there. I do know that the investors who invested with GF decided to invest somewhere else. Demand and Sales has nothing to do with the reason they closed the Tarboro location. Who bought some of their molds!
    7. That's good news. What's the name of the company? I haven't heard any announcement saying that GF is completely closing at all. The latest I read on Google is that they're finding a buyer. I also read that GF wasn't closing because of the demand. It was because the investors decided to stop investing with them. When my father spoke to GF Customer's Service, they said that they're looking for a buyer. The website is still up. The catalog is still the same. That's good to know! If GF stops manufacturing certain molds, I'll manufacture them. That's because I'm going to start a blow mo
    8. I don't know why it hasn't been updated. I guess they haven't found a buyer. I do know that they hired a finance company to help them find one!
    9. Let's remain hopeful that they find a buyer! The website is still what it is. That hasn't changed. Maybe they'll find a buyer! Meaning?
    10. Hello Everybody. I've heard no updates from General Foam. I've gone to the GF website. It's still the same. There are no updates. The website doesn't say GFP closing. Maybe things have changed. The General Foam blow mold catalog is the same. Let's still remain hopeful they find a buyer. In fact, I'm planning to start a blow mold business myself with other partners. I know that I'll succeed.
    11. Well, I remain the same way. We just don't know who'll purchase them. Blow molds are definitely popular. They're better than inflatables! My guess is that the finance company is doing the work for them too!
    12. I found out that they hired a finance company to help them find a buyer. They want to please their customers. They know that customers will be very upset if they close completely. They don't really want to layoff their current employees. They want to stay open and continue. If a new company buys them, either the company name will change or it will continue to be GFP. I have a feeling that they'll find a buyer. What do you think?
    13. Listen up everybody. I found out what the truth about GFP closing is. They told me that sales and demand has nothing to do with it. Their sales have been doing very well as well as the demand. They know that a lot of people like their products. I'm praying for them to find a new company. I think Cado will buy all the pieces. Cado is open to new ideas and suggestions. They own all of Union and TPI blow molds too! GFP expanded too rapidly. Call GFP customer service at 1-855-277-0085. We should contact them and tell them that this isn't good.
    14. I really love that TPI snowman with the green hat. He looks so cute. I like that patriotic snowman too(the one with a blue carrot). He holds a broom in one hand and a pipe in the other. I saw the Empire Santa with a dog in his green bag. I have that blow mold too.
    15. That should definitely help them to bring back the two TPI snowmen with green hats.
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