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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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    About ChrisL1976

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    • Birthday 09/07/1976

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      Kankakee, Illinois, USA
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      Married, Having our first child in November
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      outdoors stuff
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      work for a land surveying firm
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    1. I still have molds left. If there is something you are interested in, PM me.
    2. I have no real easy way to ship that mold. A lot of this pricing especially the big stuff is my, "You come to C3 and get it, I dont have to box it " discount.
    3. Trick or Treat Tombstone $20 Halo Nativity $15 Winni the Pooh $15 Blue Tip angels.....$20 each Used one---$10 drummer kids $35 pair red head witch $30
    4. Chilly Willy Penguins $10 Noel Candles $10 each Have 5 Ginger Bread Person---Missing some paint on top of arm---$10 LIFESIZE shepherd and sheep $20 Union Nativity Stars $30 These make GREAT RGB pixel stars. Add the standard rectangular RGB modules and make the star any color you want!!!! Use a DC controller or $7 dmx controller to run it. Check out the video!! https://vimeo.com/19450648 Nativity Animals $10 each (except camel) Camels ($25) Frankenstein $10 Elf w/ Present $20 each Have 2 Mrs Claus 2 Kinds $15 each Slim Ghost $20 Mini Disney Mo
    5. I won't be able to make the Friday night meet-n-greet, so I'll be arriving at C3 Saturday morning. Lots of big molds for great pricing. I want them out of my attic. Anyone looking for pumpkins? $5 each Santa? $10-15 Candy Canes. $5 Big Ghost on Pumpkin $10 Mr & Mrs Bunny $20 set
    6. Check out the Vflood from Two Dog Lights. Awesome flood!!! http://twodoglightstore.com/category.php?id_category=8
    7. TPI lamps-----perfect for a RGB project. There are some cracks on the lamp plastic, but should be fixable.
    8. I agree with Brad, That looks exactly like the foam spooky tree I threw away last year from a group sale. (broken)
    9. C3 is labor day weekend. What ever is left I'll put up after.
    10. People from all over the country come.....there is even someone coming from England. http://chicago2012.constantlychristmas.com/index.php
    11. Click the album to see most of the molds. I'll post more pictures later. This is for C3 participants only right now. Anything left over will be posted afterwards. I will be pricing these all to not come home with me. PM me for pricing. Payment required ASAP to hold the item. http://s12.photobucket.com/albums/a220/chrisl1976/Blow%20Molds%20For%20sale/?start=all
    12. $25 each plus shipping. PM me with zipcode for shipping cost.
    13. $25 plus shipping PM me your zip code for total costs
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