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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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  1. amd250

    GFP Closing

    Yes it was a joke! I have never bought them myself from EBAY. I am too cheap!
  2. amd250

    GFP Closing

    So CADO would be the only possible company making them? If not, no more new blow molds? Does that mean I can sell my 200 molds for 1,000,000 on EBAY?
  3. I think I have the empire sled, I have to types let me check, but you reindeer, and I in NJ. Give me a few days. Snow is coming tomorrow.
  4. what sled are you looking for?
  5. the crazy this is, I think total at hobby lobby I bought like 20 green 3.5 and now these 10 33 trees. I have never had this many trees before. It will allow me to have a different look for a few years.
  6. I got 10 3ft for $4each and 3 6ft for $12 each. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/81487074481069729/
  7. 3.5 Ft. I am looking to sell the Walmart ones.
  8. I had 20 of them out for the past 2 years, and just bought another 20 at Hobby Lobby, all labeled indoor use.
  9. I have these on Ebay if interested I will cancel and give you a better price: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151201333911?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 http://www.ebay.com/itm/151201984740?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 PM Me.
  10. Any one interested in these PM me.
  11. I got all for 4 75% off the Santa and Reindeer $189 for $44 the other 3 were around $22.00 each. Not a bad deal
  12. Hobby Lobby 80% amazing deals.
  13. Sorry Johnny even if I cut down, they are mine for life. Unless I need money to pay my mortgage. lol
  14. Good Idea, maybe I only use a smaller amount.
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