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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.

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  • Birthday 07/16/1949

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    Lawton, Oklahoma, USA
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    Custodian Super. for LPS district. / On retainer by US Army.

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  1. MichaelB wrote: Thanks to Michael B from Florida you haven't missed it yet. Hope to see you there. I was there in 06 and am planning to be there in 08. glenn
  2. Those are some very nice Gingerbread finds you got there. I was talking to my sister in NC today and she said that she had her garagesales logged into her GPS how many of you do this? I don't even have a GPS. I was shocked at this. glenn
  3. There are some very good molds there. I say go for it. If you decide not to, let me know and I will see you Sat. glenn
  4. Now a word from the SW where the sun shines hotand not a tree for shade. Stored mine up in the attic one summer. Never again had some get deformed, and the ones that where old got very brittle from the extreme heat.Keep in mind that when I went up there on Oct to get them the attic was still getting hot. glenn
  5. Carrie Sansing wrote: flying:( glenn
  6. Being still fairly new to this Blowmold thing, one thing is very clear to me. The blowmold price is just like the gasoline price, those days are gone. That isthe downside to a good thing. The good thing is more people getting back into Christmas decorating. I am glad that more people are getting into decorating just wish they would use wireframes or inflatables. glenn I will be in Chicago Sep 1 for the Mini. Where will you be?
  7. dfern wrote: You have developed blowmold radar that is a good thing.:] glenn
  8. Could be some TV advertisement exc. display. You know how they some times have everytning in black and white except the product tthey want to highlight is in color. Or it might just be that was all they could get. glenn
  9. Richard, What a great idea, I don't have a potato twister, however the ice cream freezer motor turns slow and will work. Hope you don't mind my" feeding" off of you idea. glenn
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    Blowmolds On Ebay

    Dave, "Good luck! Well this is the last box I have don't let them get away!" Quote from ebay description.They didn't this time.The first box got sniped. You happen the have what I was looking for to put in my 2008 display. They aren't getting any cheaper on ebay as the years go by. glenn
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    Blowmolds On Ebay

    Dave, I am doing my best to move as many as I can from Ohio, to Oklahoma.:waycool: glenn
  12. Don't worry to much, they will come. I live in the country and never got many vistors. Went animated two years ago. Now we have to wait to get into our driveway if we go out on Friday or Saturday. It was fun the first couple of times. Trust me and everyone else that has told you this, they will come. glenn
  13. With the price of coppernow who knew that extension cords would be such a great investment. Time to redo my will and divide up the extension cords. glenn
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