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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.

BLOWMOLDSRUS

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    I love blowmolds and love to decorate for christmas and am always looking to expand my display.
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    blowmolding
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    student
  • About my display
    I have a small display consisting of about 50 molds and maybe a 1,000 lights.

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  1. Planet Christmas and its members have been blessed to have you as a moderator, Carrie. We will miss having you around often. Glad life has some positive changes for you, and I hope everything works out! We'll miss you, Sadie Sent from my iPhone
  2. I see this thread has gotten quite a bit longer while I haven't checked it. Carrie, I must agree with you about the primer. Primer is meant to seal off the color your putting it over. If you put primer on a stripped blow mold, you will be blocking the plastic. Primer will definitely retard the light unless you use a clear primer like Tom suggested.
  3. Chuck, I feel your pain. I just bought a santa's best Winnie the Pooh and shipping was like $45.00. Absolutely ridiculous! That really irks me that those two guys would do something like that :/ Thanks for getting back to me, Sadie

  4. Sadie, the shipping became way to much and there a two guys up here now that fight over molds. If they do not get the first call in to pick up/buy molds that are being sold, well they quickly tell the seller that they are being ripped off and should sell them on Ebay or somewhere else for higher prices. So between that and the shipping cost, I went on the Overtime list at the USPS and make much more money with no headaches..LOL....

  5. Thanks for the tips, Carrie. I have stripped antique furniture so I sort of know what to except. I will dig up this thread when I start my repaints. Thanks Again!
  6. I'm so sorry. My Heart goes out to you and your family. Just remember that good can come out of these times in our lives. Hugs to you and your family, Sadie
  7. You got some nice molds! I like the Santa in the chimney, He's made by dapol right?
  8. I have gotten a few other pieces: a Empire traditional Santa Claus with green bag. Apparently my aunt and uncle bought two years ago, and never used the extra! I have also gotten a general foam carrot nose snowman with pipe and broom, a dancing Santa, and a santa's best fat snowman. Of course I always buy myself a few things too
  9. BLOWMOLDSRUS

    Bad news

    So happy you're okay! See, I told you it wouldn't be bad
  10. yes, a couple years back I got a new union snowman (when the were still being produced). Most of my relatives wouldn't go out of their way to look for molds. So, if they stores aren't carrying molds I don't get any for Christmas.
  11. The heads are made removable for easy packing. Most of the choir people come/came with boxes, and making the heads removable made the boxes shorter. Also, you change the angle they are facing.
  12. Justin, Same here. Hopefully that melts some of the snow. Did you guys get clipped with the last blizzard? around here some of the roads are still in bad shape
  13. Weather isn't usually a problem in New Jersey either, but this past storm hit us hard. We haven't had this much snow since 1996!
  14. That no one also includes me
  15. Wow, Those are great deals! It's all about opinion, but if you're looking for good resale value than definitely get the union snow lady.
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