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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.

Blowmoldfreak

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  1. I'm back if anyone actually remembers me. LOL. Anyway. I picked two candles out of the garbage a while back and recently got around to looking at them today and found this inside both of them. someone had spliced a night light onto the 25w light holder.
  2. YAY! finally we have a forum! Thanks.
  3. Im Canadian so TPI is my equivalent to say your empire so I only ever find TPI molds. And the Santas are part TPI/Universal electric (I think)
  4. Finally last photo's! These are some of the few mini molds I have inside.
  5. We took a hairdryer to a dent of one of my molds and heated it up while pushing the dent with a stick.
  6. And I wish I could find more Empire/Union one's here. I rarely find those where as TPI is everywhere.
  7. yep. even after there gone I still find many TPI molds.
  8. Best part of all: more reindeer and another Santa in a sleigh. 80$ for all of it.
  9. We didn't have snow last year but we had it the year before but it wasn't on Halloween and it didn't stay. I had to shovel my lawn this morning to make room for some stuff because the snow hasn't melted yet.
  10. We got 2 centimeters of snow last night and it's still on the ground. It is however expected to melt when the sun comes out though. I will have pictures soon.
  11. A TPI Santa in a Sleigh and a reindeer. And another one of those mini snowmen.
  12. They look like ornaments though because they have gold things coming off of them
  13. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for all that?
  14. I use them in the larger blowmolds. the cold dulls there longevity and it takes time to warm up in the cold but they do work well.
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