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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 johnnygriswold

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    • Birthday 11/07/1980

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      helping my dad set up all the blow molds!!!!....and for future stories...watching my little boy wake up and open presents :)
    • Location
      west milford nj
    • Biography
      i have a little guy that's 4 years old and loves blow molds..lol
    • Interests
      Family,blow molds and cars
    • Occupation
    • About my display
      a mass amount of blow molds...see a smile every night :)

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    1. its true....i got 3 boxes of C9 lights for 1.50 each!!!!
    2. thanks everyone!! when im not looking for them they manage to find me...lol
    3. picked these molds up today from 2 moving sales....
    4. very nice score!!!! i love hauls like that!!!!!
    5. Looks soo good buddy! ive been waiting to see your display!!! you really have some great molds!!!!! inside and out!!
    6. looks great!!!! i cant wait for my lil guy to get bigger too....its alot of work for 1 person....
    7. very nice find!!! i have that santa/sled but no reindeer
    8. nice display!! soldiers are my favorite molds! i love the army scene!!!! great job!!!
    9. small world...he got lucky selling those for that price too...
    10. in Blow Molds Started by johnnygriswold, 22 Sep 2013 they were in this thread......
    11. i think i checked those out at an estate sale a few months back...the boy choirs bottom half was busted....
    12. yeah those are some nice molds you have....keep growing that collection!!!!
    13. i would have kept mine up but it stinks when theres a foot of snow and 200+ blow molds have to go in storage....lol
    14. i just took my display down today....all the snow melted so i figured before we get hit with another storm id better take down.....feeling sad tonight....but already getting ready to find more stuff for next season...lol
    15. thats the same way i feel....my 2 year old will inherit the blow molds...lol
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