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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.

kevin dasneves

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About kevin dasneves

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  • Birthday 10/27/1976

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    new bedford, Massachusetts, USA
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  1. Is that picture of your sleigh? That looks alot like the Picture off of HoliDaves.
  2. Here are a few pics of our 2009 display, hope you enjoy. 60,000 lights contolled by lor this year broadcast over 107.5fm. I did not sue any of my wireframes to try to change it up a bit. Not really sure on my blowmold count this year. I need to take some better pics when the weather gets better.
  3. Benny's has blowmolds also this year. They have not sold any since T.P.I. and union went out. They have the santa sleigh for $79.99 and nativety for $59.99.
  4. The Empire version is still on my list of molds that I need to find.
  5. I won the union father christmas for $41. I could not belive no one else bid on it last secound.
  6. Thanks I will have to check my K-Mart.
  7. I can not see it using internet explorer. But I just tried using firefox and I can see the pics now.
  8. I do not see any pictures either.
  9. I have bought many molds from Dave and never had any problems. He has cut many deals on molds I have been buying from him for the last 3 years. Blowmolds for sale is also another great source to buy molds from Chucks prices are very reasonable.
  10. Hi, I have not been around much. Due to the econemy I had to take a new job and been doing alot of work out of state.
  11. Shawn, it lites up well I have a few that I have wanted to light for some time now looks bright enough with the c7.
  12. Bob, I hope you feel better soon.
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