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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.

Scott Rob

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    When my granddad help me make wood cut outs for our naivety when I was young.
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    Metro Atlanta
  • Biography
    I love putting up Christmas light and seeing the smiles on people face that come by
  • Interests
    Christmas Displays, blow molds, gardening, LOR
  • Occupation
    Electrically Engineer
  • About my display
    Most years my display is LOR and other years it is blow molds and old school looking

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  1. I noticed on eBay a guy has for sale 3D made light back plates for Santa best and GFP. He has a write up about it that’s attached below.
  2. I would guess 20lbs per side. It Could be heavier if the back of mold is solid. Attached is a picture for height. I looked up aluminum bar 6.2x2x2=2lbs the owl pumpkin is around 14” tall and about 11-9” diameter
  3. Looks like someone has Noel blow mold c88 for sale on eBay. Also elf but I don’t know type or maker? They have a lot for sale. Noticed owl pumpkin and others.
  4. Cool did they get standard empire nativity set or the life size set or kids set or Santa best?
  5. On eBay a guy has for sale Santa best/GF Replacement parts. I been looking with no luck for a few years for top of Shepard/Joseph staff and the correct set of eyes. The Shepard/ Joseph I got at GF factory was a great price ($5) but was missing the eyes and top of staff. Attached are the pictures. I did paint the staff part to maybe better match it. I keep kicking myself about not getting more at GF. There were three more Shepard’s/ Joseph missing same parts.
  6. Praying for you and the doctors and nurses that will be working on you. Take it easy in ICU. P.S. don’t forget your phone charger.
  7. I thought about this today. See if your manage followed content folder has items in it or is marked all. See below snap shots. To get to the page go to 3 line at top right then go to account then down to manage followed content. Then click on little box to get to none, all...... then click on none and hopefully that fixes it.
  8. This should fix it. Go to three lines at top right. Then click accounts then click account setting then go to the bottom to notification . Then I click on notifications then uncheck all the ones you don’t want. Attached is a snap shot of mine. It set to only let me know when someone copy’s one of my post. It this does not fix it then I would email Chuck.
  9. That’s a nice score! I keep looking and hoping I can find a score some more blow molds. I have only seen a lite color green post once. It was a Easter set up. Not sure if it’s exactly the same or not. The one attached from YouTube he put some flowers on the post.
  10. It’s a few items:LOR ( I should have put more details in LOR you can do all the functions of a PLC but it’s a few add on items are needed like for servos and trigger inputs.) showtime Director has 3 or 6 trigger inputs and servo dog controller Or using computer InputPup 3 trigger inputs and servo dog controller
  11. Cool! I found a YouTube video that has what your talking about. You could use a Koyo PLC that can do most of the things you asked about but there for industry use in mills and factories. Also light-o-Rama PLC could do all the items you want. But you have to get some add-On for servos-and have spend $$.
  12. Since in Atlanta area you can’t buy any Cado items I mail order everything from Ace or others. I have noticed two things one: they bag the mold before the paint is set. Which is why every Cado item I have has paint loss it still on the bag. The other the type of plastic they use is different from GFP, Empire and old Union plastics. It’s like whiter when un-lit but when lit it’s got a tint to it. I have email Cado about the tint of the plastics but, have not heard back. The picture below are using standard warm white 40watt LED bulb the union Santa has warm white 60 watt LED bulb. Picture from left to right: old Union, Empire, Cado, GFP. The last two pictures are the bag with paint on it and the Cado union box label.
  13. Attached is the blow mold Halloween and Christmas blow mold list / flyer from Cado Plastics for 2019. Sorry the pages got out of order. The only thing that I noticed that changed was gingerbread tree has all white decorations on it instead of colored decorations.
  14. I found a youtube video from a few weeks ago about CADO plastics and there different products. Towards the end of the Youtube video they go down to the floor and film the making of the snowman with penguin 75305. The youtube video is long but it has some good information the last 5 minutes is the best!!!(in my book). youtube link:
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