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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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  1. I keep small cords (SPT-1) in totes. The thing I try is to label each one with length and we’re I put it in the past. I also color code the labels for upstairs porch down stairs porch.....For me it goes pretty fast. When putting back in totes I try to have twist ties or two on each one.
  2. Cool what type of corn style bulb? I been thinking about changing bulbs out in my GFP nutcracker 40” ones.
  3. This is the tread last year. The main problem was and is the brightness of the C7 bulbs is not that great.
  4. I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock:( I will have to be on top of it next year. I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock:( I will have to be on top of it next year. I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock:( I will have to be on top of it next year. I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock:( I will have to be on top of it next year. I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock:( I will have to be on top of it next year. I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock. I will have to be on top of it next year. I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock. I will have to be on top of it next year. I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock. I will have to be on top of it next year. I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock. I will have to be on top of it next year. I ordered a grinch yesterday and got an email to today saying that there out of stock. I will have to be on top of it next year.
  5. Thanks Ted I try to change it up each year.
  6. The candle at Lowe’s is one piece mold the flame is not removable. The glitter is very fine compared to past years. But it comes off too easy. I looked at them pretty hard but I decided to pass. The glitter gets everywhere and I just looked at them:) it does have two C7 bulbs in back of Noel part.
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    Street light

    I have gotten use to it. Since I was there when it was replaced I asked for the old acorn dome and got it. I figured if it became a big issue at Christmas I could change out the dome during Christmas. And install the old one with back blacked out either painted or using duck work aluminum tape on inside of the dome.
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    Street light

    This was from last year
  9. I add a light and cord to the ones I got at Kroger. They look pretty good on front porch. I am glad I zip tied them to deck. I did get the other dog one not pictured for $8 but did not have time to put him out for Halloween.
  10. I was going though my blow mold folder and came across the price of 40” tall nutcracker. On Black Friday in 2014 regular price 39.99 and on sale for 29.99 from American Sales,K-mart, garden ridge ( I bought 6 for that sale price). So it looks like for 40” tall blow mold the non-sale price went up 1 cent:)
  11. I am very happy you got the Noel lamp. Thats a great piece!!! I hope others are able to buy the rest!
  12. I think it would be tough but there could be money made. Things I would think about some of molds at GFP we’re in bad shape they had issues ( do not use was marked on some of them) and it’s hard for laymen to determine if it good is still good just by sight. Also the more units you produce at one time the cheaper it will be. I attached the post I made with YouTube video of Cado factory. I know ones you get mold setup correct you can make 200+ Blow molds in 8 hours. With 3 shifts working you could end up 600+ in a day. Also it looks like just mold and not set of stencil used in painting process which could be one or up to 6.
  13. I check both bottoms neither is stamped with and thing. I was thinking TPI marked most of there items. But maybe not?
  14. Craigslist has been kind to me! Some of the items I got I am not sure who made them? It a set of Noel candles with non-fused plug see pictures below. Also I got a Santa with empire stamp on it but can’t find one that matches on blow molded. Any help would be appreciated.
  15. I am in Georgia. I know the ones around here ( metro Atlanta) all had the same bins. Peach tree city Walmart had only pink and lite green.
  16. I would check Walmart mine had a big bin of them. But they went to 50 cent each (I think nov1) and we’re almost gone a few days ago when I was there.
  17. Halloween went good we had 368 trick or treaters. Which for my street was about average. I alway think it’s funny the number of families that take their family Halloween photos at my house:)
  18. I agree totally it’s a hobby. I do it for the joy of seeing kids faces and the happiness my family gets from it. If I think it cost to much I pass on it.
  19. My wife love these hallmark Christmas movies we watched a new one Saturday and it had a lot of blow mold in back ground. The movie is called two turtle doves. Union gingerbread ( inside bakery), penguins, nutcracker, GFP huge C7 bulbs and candy canes. I think about half Christmas hallmark movie have blow molds in background.
  20. I don’t know of any easy way of doing that. I did try something with my choir stand 4 types of choir section bass, tenor,... I used the beat wizard but it toke to long for me to make one for a short song. I would email LOR help desk and see if they have any good ideas. A lot of places (eBay, and google search has a bunch)have on-line sequences for sale. But you pay for what you get. I would check reviews and see what people say. Attached is one that has YouTube of sequence that are nicely done. I hope you have luck in finding it and let us know.
  21. I start putting stuff together in backyard in about a weeks. We live HOA and in city limits there’s a lot of rules and we’re not allowed to have Christmas stuff in the front yard until Monday of thanksgiving week. I hope to have everything up by Monday after thanksgiving.
  22. I was wondering what everyone’s Halloween display are looking like? Mine is still in the works but I have over half done between weather /work/family stuff.
  23. The wall lantern is below. Also went to Disney store outlet and bought Mickey pumpkin.
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