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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.

    1950's Blow Mold Lady

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    • My favorite Christmas story
      My mom and brother were taking the HUGE holiday turkey out of the roasting pan and dropped it on the floor! So, my mom and brother retrieved that rascal, brushed him off and plopped him onto the platter like nothing ever happened! Mom and brother were snickering throughout the dinner while everyone were making comments on how wonderful the turkey tasted. Little did we know, the bird had taken a dive onto the floor before arriving as our Christmas feast! Mom passed away not long after that Christmas, but it is with fond, loving memories we remember our beautiful, humorous mom and that wonderful Christmas when she dropped the turkey.
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      Ontario, Canada
    • Biography
      Born and raised in Michigan. Moved to Ontario, Canada in 2000 and have lived here every since.
    • Interests
      Collecting Mold-Craft Inc. and Heller blow molds and avid eBayer.
    • Occupation
      Health and Safety Speciailist
    • About my display
      Will soon be a photo of all my Mold-Craft/Heller carolers, Santa with original sleigh and nativity display; hopefully!

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    1. If you are on Facebook, there is a group there called, "Blowmold For Sale No Rules At All". Take a look at the group and see what you think. If you like what you see, you might want to become a member and list your blow mold treasures there. I think local pickup only does limit you to only those individuals who are willing to travel to your location. However, if someone wants something bad enough, I believe they will travel to get it!
    2. I am searching for just the heads of the MOLD CRAFT carolers in the photo below. The Comb-over/ Side part boy caroler and the Ponytail girl caroler. I have the bottom portions of the carolers, so I need just the heads. Any assistance in locating one or both of these guys would be greatly appreciated.
    3. Thank you so much. I have another one of the smaller Mold Craft carolers with a large piece of plastic missing from the neck, also. This time I will take a before photo of the damage to be repaired. I wish I would have taken a before photo of the repaired one I shared with you. Then, I can show and compare the before and after repair.
    4. Unless a better option comes to the forefront; I think steam is my only option at is point. I am really apprehensive to tack this restoration. I don't want to ruin the blow mold completely, but it is no good the way it is. I was really nervous before I repaired the neck on the Mold Craft caroler head in the photos. It is not a perfect repair, however, the neck is now reinforced and functional. So overall, I am happy with the results of my first blow mold repair.
    5. I think you are right. I am just wondering if a steam environment for a short period of time would make it pliable enough to restore the shape somewhat? I am going to try it and see if it works. I am at a loss and do not know what else to try. Thank you for your response and input. Much appreciated. CORRECTION: I was told this blow mold IS NOT a Heller; it is a Mold Craft blow mold. I spoke with one of experts regarding Heller and Mold Craft Inc. blow molds and he indicated it is a Mold Craft caroler head.
    6. Thank you for the restoration link. It is really great! Actually, in one of my files on blow molds, I marked a web site called "Christmas Fan Club" and it had "The Restoration Of A Wiken 1953 Mold Craft Choir Kid" once upon a time. Sadly, it will no longer opens up and it appears it is no longer there. Oh well, that was a great suggestion anyway. So, the hard rubber in the early Heller and Mold Craft figures is called Plastisol. So, I am assuming the Artistic Latex Form Company figures are made of the same stuff? I did not know the hard rubber substance had an official name. Good
    7. I was thinking the same thing; either dry heat or a little moist heat would be the only methods I could I try to get the blow mold back in shape. I just purchased the disfigured Heller blow mold head recently. So, I do not have it in my possession yet. However, here is the link to see what the blow mold looks like. I am not computer savvy, so I hope this link works! https://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-CHOIR-GIRL-PAINTED-HARD-MOLDED-RUBBER-HEAD-only-Broken-Neck/324102341205?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
    8. Thank you so much for your suggestion. However, I can not seem to locate the blog you are referring to?
    9. Has anyone attempted to repair any disfigured, cracked or damaged Heller blow molds and has had success? I just purchased a Heller blow mold that was stored improperly and badly disfigured. I thought I would try to repair it, since the price I payed was reasonable. I welcome any suggestions as to how to go about reshaping and repairing one of these blow molds.
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