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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 creepycrawlspace

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  • Birthday 03/10/1969

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Bad santa
  • Location
    marietta ga
  • Biography
    Artist, blow mold restorer
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    Cadillacs , old cars , guitars
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    lead artisan at furniture co
  • About my display
    Lots of blow molds

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  1. If you are using a stencil try spray adhesive called re-mount 3m makes it. It will seal down to surface and not let overspray in then you can peel it off and stick it to another one over and over
  2. thanks, I made the manger out of coro and painted it to look like wood.
  3. the epoxy is clear, so light comes through more actually, I thought I would paint it white in those spots first. But I was thinking of painting the robe black because I don't have the head and will be using a small pumpkin to turn him Halloween
  4. How do you get the contour right? Also isn't milk jug to thin?
  5. Seems strong I sanded it fairly aggressively, and it laps over on inside for support.
  6. This one also had a large hole in the neck
  7. Fiberglass would work also but I don't know how the light would shine through. The tape came off well, I un taped and retaped every time I put on more epoxy.
  8. I just can't give up on any mold , no matter how bad it is. I covered inside with tape. Next I filled the void with locktite 2 part epoxy, small amounts at a time untill full, then sanded to shape I will post a pic after I repaint
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