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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.

NatBlowmold

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About NatBlowmold

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  • Birthday 04/02/1987

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    West Virginia
  • Biography
    I love to decorate
  • Interests
    collecting blowmolds
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    none
  • About my display
    I use about 20-30 blowmolds and about 30-35 wooden cutouts

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  1. I would!! You are wanting to sell these, right?
  2. Hey guys, I really want to do this song for christmas this year(LOR). I have searched iTunes and can not find it, and have searched lots of other places. If anyone has the mp3 or know where I can find it it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
  3. HI ALL, I WOULD LIKE TO FIND THE TWO STANDING WISEMEN FOR THE TPI NATIVITY. I RECENTLY RECEIVED THE BALTHAZAR WISEMEN AND WOULD LIKE TO COMPLETE MY COLLECTION. I WOULD ALSO BE INTERESTED IN THE DONKEY. IF YOU WOULD HAVE ANY OTHER PEICES, I WOULD LOVE TO LOOK AT THEM AND PROBABLY WILL BUY THEM. THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP. NATBLOWMOLD CODY DOUGLAS DEAL
  4. Hey Everyone, As we all are, I am looking to buy more christmas lights. I want to get about 100 sets of each: red, green, clear.I was in the hospital when they went on sale and was not able to get any. My whole display this year revolves around these lights. Can someone please help me? They can be new or used. I must see proof if they are used that they work: pictures, etc. I hope to stay under 2 dollars a set. Thank You!!!
  5. I only have my 2 mega trees up and some lights in the trees, should have everything up in about a week or so. Like Carrie, sloooooowwww and ssssstttteeeeaaaadddyyyy......................
  6. Hey Guys, I was Just wondering if anyone had any pics of the Deluxe set?? Thanks!
  7. I've found: Sand Dead Rats Spiders Bugs Snake A ceramic Baby Jesus Baby Doll Afghan Nails Screwdriver Thats About It!
  8. WOW! Those are some nice finds! I LOVE that star.... been wntin' one for a while... But, Anyway, Nice finds- They look brand new!
  9. Joe, I'd LOVE to have it! But, with what I talked to you about, I can't afford it! That's O.K. though, I already have 4 outdoor nativities in storage, and 2 in my building! NatBlowmold Cody Douglas Deal
  10. How much would you take for your santa and sleigh and you TPI Holy Family and Shepherd? Thanks. I'm looking for the santa and sleigh the most but would like to save my money for plywood for next year's cut- outs. :giggle:
  11. Nice Haul! DIG that GF Nativity!!!!!!:giggle: NatBlowmold Cody Douglas Deal:D
  12. :)Hey, it's me again...... I have a new gen Foam nativity and would like to see what kind of stables you all have! I need some Ideas for my stable.... THANKS!!!! NatBlowmold
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