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  • 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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One of My 2002 candy snowmen was poorly inflating when i tested it this week, i noticed that a section of the fabric on one of the face panels was leaking air. It had become so thin and almost like silk. I coated it on the inside with pva waterproof glue and it seems to have worked really well. It will be put to the test when its finally christmas!

i can only assume that the fabric had deteriorated so badly in just one area as it may have still been damp when i  put it into storage, my bad): 


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Actually if you search this topic it is a common probelm with aging inflatables that the fabric begins to hold air.  Many different tricks are tried by many to include tent sealer, clear paint sealers, waterproofers, etc with varying success.  Glad the glue worked for you!  If you would not mind can you post the exact glue that you used and where you got it?


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