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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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Tinker

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About Tinker

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  • Birthday 12/24/1956

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  • Location
    Champion, Nebraska, USA
  • Biography
    Old, and getting Older
  • Interests
    INFLATABLES,John Force, Trucking
  • Occupation
    Owner/Operator
  • About my display
    Small but enjoyable
  1. Hi Mike!! Sorry to have taken so long to answer,but I don't get on here much.
  2. Rita, your best bet is to go to gemmy.com and look what they have and see where it is being sold.
  3. I'm with you Mike, I could have bought this for 40.00 and chose not to as I didn't think it to be tasteful at all.
  4. Well I have a proto of the easter train of Tim's (Buyinflatables.com) and it's a awesome piece and with having it we Tim and I got to discuss a lot of the detail work that went into it. Oh yea! It looked great in my yard last year too!!
  5. That's a great house, you'll enjoy it,and so will the kids. Congrats!
  6. I don't know where to find that one but Tim at buyinflatables has one that is similar. http://buyinflatables.com/productidG-32289.htm
  7. Your welcome, and your right there is no excuse not to buy at those prices..
  8. Hey everyone I went to buyinflatables.com today and seen that Tim is offering his 4th of July and other items at a real good discount! I already have my 4th of July items and let me tell you, they are super!! The Eagle is Huge and the others are awesome as well. So get yours today at this great price!! http://buyinflatables.com/index.php
  9. I wonder why there isn't any halloween pre-orders and just christmas. You would think that the Halloween would be here first.
  10. That is true,they have to use the same boat. I guess we will all have to wait and see what hits the shelves this year from Gemmy. I noticed that on their website that they now only have 3 distributors. And yes this has been a good discussion.
  11. No Kidding the dealers that make their own can get put off too. Man I hope not, I already ordered some from yardinflatables. Now you have me thinking.Unless it would be a quality issue like buyinflatables had with his easter line,you know with wanting it to be right for his customers, I couldn't see a dealer not getting his. I thought when he had his own made that was a sure deal. The ones that are gemmy's then should show up in walmart,kmart, and the other stores soon too. Thanks.
  12. Maybe, but I've seen stuff confirmed before and then pulled at the last minute or a storm come in and sink the boat(s) and the way everything else is going with the economy I wouldn't count my chickens before they are hatched,unless its from a dealer that is making his own inflatables and you know they are being made.
  13. Well I'm not sure what to think as everyone knows that not all things get made by gemmy so I guess with that said I'll have to agree with Krusader and Bill on this previous post. http://talk.planetchristmas.com/showpost.php?p=120689&postcount=6 shannanspub wrote: When stuff is in stock.......then I get my money out.......till then it stays in my accountwhere it belongsand not on my credit card paying interest no one wants to afford. bill duggan I agree with you. I pre-order about 8 inflatables last year and got burned. Not again. You got to have it in stock for me to buy, unless i know for a fact you are going to get that piece.Pre-order policies are not good at all. I'll keep my money for now. When you get itin stock, then will i do business. it's like the IRS, do you give your money to them nowand let them draw interest, or do youkeep your money and you draw the interest.That's not the realtopic, the real topic is payingfor an inflatable that is not going to be made. if you are going to get the product for sure, GREAT. Maybe...... No way, I'll wait. __________________ CHRISTMAS IN COTTONPLANT
  14. I got all of mine in and they are all great pieces... The bear is adorable, the rocket Uncle Sam is really nice, the Uncle Sam is very very Cool and the Eagle is the best. Thanks buyinflatables.com for listening to the public.!!
  15. Carl that bird is HUGE!!!! I know that the Uncle Sam is a little over 8' tall. Nice very nice. Thanks for showing it to us.
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