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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.
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  1. I finally found pictures!!!!!!! WoooHooo!!!!!! This is the bird/crow I was looking for, also shows the post was tan and Union Products was imprinted on the back. My scarecrow doesn't have the imprint.....that's curious.
  2. Thank you so much for responding! The Scarecrow that I posted was from the Union Lawn and Garden line. The blow mold was made with a tan plastic, came with a crow and doesn't light. There is a small hole on one of the arms where you would stick in the crow. On the arms is imprinted directions to attach the "bird". This Garden version is not in the Halloween catalogs. I was hoping that someone here might have the box with a picture or some other picture of it. From what I was told this guy was made in 1987. Thanks, Donna
  3. Does anyone have a picture of the crow that came with this scarecrow? I think it was just a plain black crow but not sure.
  4. Wow, these are awesome! Thanks for posting :)
  5. Ted, Wow, those seem like a great deal. Unfortunately I didn't see this in time. Donna
  6. Thanks, I am familiar with this page.
  7. Unfortunately there was no original cord. Thanks again!
  8. I just got this toy soldier. It has one of the strangest imprints on the back that I have ever seen. There is a "2" above the light hole. I have read past comments here and know that it's not unusual for a Poloron Pixie to have a "2" , however under the light hole is just plain weird. The "120 volts" is backwards and the "L" in the word volts is upside down. Any clues? I'm hoping that this guy is really made by Poloron. He is made of hard thick plastic and I think the candy cane is original because of the visible striping on the very bottom. Thanks for any information, Donna I made the pic black and white so you could see the lettering better.
  9. Wow!!!! Please tell us more. How long does it take to set up? How many blow molds? Are you using all led bulbs? This is awesome and the kids must love it 😀
  10. According to Blow-molded.com the Angel was made by Lidco and was introduced in the 1960's. She is pretty common on EBay and Etsy. 😊
  11. Merry Christmas BamaSanta and everyone here. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and keep the Holiday Spirit going right through New Years Eve! Cheers to a Happy and Healthy New Year! Donna
  12. Well, the buyer didn't think it was a full size set and appears to be very happy according to his/her review. I am still amazed 😮
  13. I would like to get the 14 inch Poloron Pixie Toy Soldier. I don't know if there is any difference between the original and the Holiday Innovations one. I remember a discussion here about how H/I sometimes used different color paints and I don't remember if they removed the Poloron name and the 120 volt mark on the back. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
  14. If in fact the bidder thought it was a full size set I would love to know how Ebay handles it. My first thought was that the buyer did not read the description or look at the photos. We all know about "buyer beware" , however the bid was so high that it makes me think that there was something amiss here. Then again it could just be a buyer who wanted this at any cost.
  15. That could very well be the case. The description does say "rooftop store display", however the seller did list the dimensions in the item description . Can you imagine what the response will be if the buyer expects a full size set. Yikes!!
  16. I have mine on a cabinet in my living room right now. I pulled out my blow mold list and looked it up. I purchased the same blow mold back in 2015 for $28.00 plus $10.60 for shipping.
  17. Looks great, love the red-green-white theme. (was it Moose-Munch because that wouldn't last very long in this house..lol)
  18. This happened a short time ago. If the buyer actually pays this I will be shocked.
  19. WOW......WOW!!!!!!!!!! I love it, looks amazing. How did you get the gingerbread group to stay on the house??? Every single window has a lighted silhouette!!!! This must have folks coming from all around your area. The kids must LOVE it. Amazing job.....CONGRATULATIONS! MERRY CHRISTMAS, Donna
  20. Thanks Big J. These guys were covered with snow almost to their necks with the last snow storm! We just got rid of most of it and now it's snowing again. :)
  21. We have many of the candleabra type flickering bulbs and they are great close up, however not at a distance. Our home is too far from the road to truly appreciate the flicker. We put a clear c-7 in this lamp post.
  22. Well done! Our fire department does something every year. They use a ladder truck and have Santa sitting on top. Other smaller trucks, playing Christmas tunes, go along and blow the siren to let kids know that Santa is coming down the street. The volunteers in Santa hats hand out candy canes to all the kids waving to Santa. It really is wonderful and very fun for the kids and adults.
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