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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.

Tracy boyette

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Drummer boy
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    Lakeland, fl
  • Biography
    I love all holidays. I'm a 58 year old that goes out of her way to save blow molds and all things in holidays.
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    Gardening, sewing, crafts, terruim, garage sales, flea markets
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    Oh boy.. At Christmas everything inside and out, all the way down to a toilet seat is removed.

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  1. Our house goes on a couple Christmas tours. What I do and everyone loves it and I change it every year is a hunt. One year how many snowman or how many animation figures. I give out the sheets with each room named so they can write down the number. Fill out there name and phone number, to contact for the winner. Last year I did a hot chocolate bar and they loved that one. Goodluck
  2. Wow.. Absolutely beautiful!!! ???? Happy Easter
  3. That is so awesome! Thank you for the post
  4. I use a steal stake. There is a hole on bottom of egg. Thank you.. I love gardening..
  5. Hi.. I got all my Easter blow molds from yard sales.. They are hard to find, that is for sure. The eggs are held down by a metal stake. There is a hole on the bottom. So I took a metal stake and used that and it worked.
  6. Tracy boyette


    Spring is in the air. Time to let the bunnies out
  7. I just stripped my first blow mold.. Candy cane just like yours. I was scared. I have to fix some holes on the bottom and then paint. Yours look really good.
  8. Wow a great find. My Christmas elve group would love it... Congratulations Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  9. I have some brand new never been opened Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk All you have to do is pay shipping. They are free. I wanted someone who use them. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  10. I stop to ask about the family first. If all is well then talk about the decorations. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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