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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.

    Buddy McCarrier

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    About Buddy McCarrier

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    • Birthday 09/26/1989

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      Pennsylvania, USA
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      Ebay ID: Lilprmom

      I collect Blowmolds.
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      Old Navy
    • About my display
      My display consists mainly of blowmolds. I usually put out around 500 or so for Christmas. I do like to incorporate inflatables and other holiday items. I do not set the house to music; I don't have enough time or patience for that. My display is mainly static. I like the look of that and that

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    1. Half the lights are still on the house. Blowmolds are down.
    2. Anybody tried creating the empire bunnies into Christmas Bunnies? I would think it would be neat looking, I personally do not have that creative side to me. MAAAAAA, I'm thinking you could or Tomm you could!
    3. Tom, wonderful! I'm so glad you got him! Great work!
    4. Silly duck, Post a picture of the new refinished Empire Prototype Howard!
    5. Mel, Congrats! I really like it! Personally, it probably would scare my dogs! I still want one!
    6. Mel, I like it. The last one I saw was on ebay about a year or so ago and Daffy got it.
    7. If you get in contact with Mel he made a blowmold CD with most of the companies. He may still have some left.
    8. Yes, they did. I don't have a picture of my 4th July display or I'd post it.
    9. I would consider most of us blowmolder hardcore collectors. If I want a blowmold, I will get it. To think 4 years my mom paid 250+shipping for a Taz...now they sell for hardly 100. Oh well! I have and its the only one in town! So I'm a happy camper! I don't get discourage for any price that I've paid or underpaid. More then half of my blowmolds I think I bought for great prices, especially the union molds! I know this beautiful mold will never see the outside again!
    10. Thomas, I love the bunny! He looks so much happier at your house then my cold attic!
    11. I need one too if anyone has a spare as well!
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