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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.

babyantidormi25

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About babyantidormi25

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  • Birthday December 25

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    going to a auction and getting a whole bunch of blowmolds really cheap
  • Location
    pennsylvania
  • Biography
    i was born on christmas ,
  • Interests
    collecting blowmolds, didn't have a lot before but I was lucky to start finding lots of them I'm 19 now by age 40 I'll probably be the person with several thousand of them, you can call me crazy ha
  • Occupation
    decorate for christmas
  • About my display
    been doing it for about 6 years,gets better every year.

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  1. Thank you for sharing very cool stuff you've shared lately
  2. Wow I didn't know the toys by empire are that old
  3. I used valspar outdoor plastic red it's sold at lowes it seems to work good they sometimes don't have it in stock
  4. It really is sad all the people going to the place to make a buck I wish I lived close to buy some stuff for my display
  5. They light up fine you have to strip all the old paint first
  6. I added blowmold to the about 12 foot star I welded with my dad thought it was a cool use for it
  7. I custom painted the yellow clown I wanted something different ,I had to repaint the universal electric snowman I need the Santa for him , I think maybe I have 250 not sure exactly
  8. Used to keep up with this group when I was in high school after I graduated in June I went on once I think to check in then I forgot for about 5 months this existed , I'm just busy in life ,now is a slow period in construction so I have some down time , I'm on Facebook almost daily just haven't talked to a lot of people It was some place in New Jersey I don't even remember it was over summer , they came in a set they where bought together so I'm glad they got to stay together These where not in the best shape so I wanted them to look new again , the people I went to had another snowman but they sold it for 600
  9. The photos aren't the greatest but it gives you an idea
  10. My name is nick , people keep calling me Anthony lol
  11. It's been awhile since I've posted on here , I thought I'd share my restorations I did to these over the summer , the snowman had dents and a crack on his arm, was missing parts for the motor so I welded a custom part and got him working , for Santa he had no bracket or motor so I had to custom bend metal and then I added a reindeer motor to make him turn
  12. Uv clear coats help a lot I'd suggest it I've been doing it to some for a few years and it slows down fading completely so far
  13. It's original and it's union, they made that with a white base also but the brown base is older
  14. I have my dad add outdoor outlets , and I run timers then use vampire plugs and lamp wire and run all the blowmolds and lights I have , works good and is cheap
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