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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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  1. 7 points
    We made 3 of these and finished them, finallt. Have a few more projects to finish and the installation begins on 10th of Nov. They are 26" round, from 5 ply plywood. Good ol rustoleum paint.
  2. 7 points
    Very sad news. I'm so glad I have my molds and will pamper them even more now that this has happened. You can look forward to the price of molds on ebay skyrocketing. Better get what you want from GFP and ebay, while you can still afford it. I wouldn't be surprised, if some China company buys the molds and then redesigns them to put crappy solar lights in them that only last for two hours and gives them that ugly bluish light look. My greatest fear is that the molds will be thrown away or sold to collectors that will never produce them again. I hate saying this, but I feel that we Christmas loving blow molders are a dying breed of people. It is true that there are some new lovers, but the truth is that a large majority of people in our country have been losing the Christmas spirit for many years. Just look at how many neighborhoods and homes are dark at Christmas across our land. Many cities and towns hardly put anything up. These things started a long time ago and just continues to get worse as the years roll on. Most Americans seemed happier and optimistic back in the 1950s, 60's , 70's, & 80's than today. I hope America finds its happiness again someday. No matter what happens, I'll keep putting my stuff up and hope the younger people will see what Christmas was once like in America. I need to just shut up, because talking about this brings me down. To all my fellow Christmas blow molders, I say keep the joy alive in your hearts and on your lawns and never let it die. Now I need to go look at my molds to lift my spirits back up again.
  3. 6 points
    Picked these up and redid them. Will have a total of 14 in the display this year.Before is the bottom pic and the pics show how they look now, also did some customized strips on 4 of the 14. 10 will stay original
  4. 5 points
    I have been after this piece for over 4 years. Finally got him this week!!! He was even more beautiful in person that the pictures portrayed.Made by Noma and about 26 inches across. I am a happy camper!!!
  5. 5 points
    This is so adorable that I wish I knew how to sew! They print it to order and you order the amount of fabric you need. I think I would make kitchen curtains!
  6. 5 points
    What's a few dollars more or less when I could have one of the loves of my life to look at when I wake in the morning. Please note, when I said one of the loves of my life I wasn't referring to the first love of my life, possibly the second but not the first. It would be impossible for me to look at the first love of my life when I wake in the morning because she is already up and watching Dr. Phil when I wake in the morning.
  7. 5 points
    I wish I had the means to by all the stamping, patents and equipment to keep it in business....i know, I'm a dreamer lolol
  8. 5 points
    Well... I've finally finished my new characters for this year's display. I decided to go with the characters from Frozen and this is what I came up with. My 11 year old daughter painted Anna all by herself (other than the shading). She's told me that she wants to have her own Christmas display when she grows up... so I'm teaching her the process. AAaaahhh... it does an old man's heart good to pass along the traditions just as my father passed them along to me! ... and one more to give you an idea of the size of the characters. (FYI... the tree is 7' 9" tall)
  9. 4 points
    Stumbled across yard sale listing in our area on Facebook. Mentioned blow molds, so I jumped in the car and off I went. Here is what $20 bought! made my wife , who loved blow Molds, very Happy Happy. 4 sheep in box also and from some one who hates blow molds and my wife loves blow molds, guess it is time for me to get busy. Where did all these things come from/
  10. 4 points
    I found so many really good molds this year. Here is mix of Empire, Bayshore, Tico, Gregg, Blinky and Gen Foam. The large Empire witch came in her original box. I am still on the prowl for the very much in demand Union Scarecrow. My search continues!
  11. 4 points
    Hello! I recently purchased Creative Displays Inc. and wanted to introduce myself. I am thrilled to be a part of this incredible industry but please take it easy on me as I am new! I am also wanted to let you know that I will still honor the everyday 10% discount provided to Planet Christmas members. Please enter CDIFAN10 at check out! Thank you so much for your business, and I look forward to building this company another 50 years! Angela Primavera Creative Displays Inc. President
  12. 4 points
    Picked up a small addition today. Could never really decide if I wanted this one but what the heck............
  13. 4 points
  14. 4 points
    Started my collection of wood cut outs today. Found a 3M 9100 projector on Craigs for 20 dollars and another guy had 7 ply, sanded plywood , 36×36 for a buck. So started to make these....hope to get more done. Want to make about 20 of the C9 bulbs, 6 to 8 of the bulbs and display them. Have to get more plywood for some bigger items I want to make
  15. 4 points
    Here's the final produst-minus the green stripe
  16. 4 points
    I'm thinking more in the line of PJ's, blanket and bedspread to lead me in my sweet dreams.... Mel
  17. 4 points
    Finally got myself a Polk Brothers Santa! Wanted one for a long time and this one is in great shape!! Feeling giddy! LOL
  18. 3 points
    I figured I would share my Halloween display with all of you this year. I have acquired more than 60 new Halloween molds this year from General Foam Plastics! This is my first year putting up a large Halloween display and I think it was a success. We had lots of great comments and compliments from the trick-or-treaters and their parents tonight!
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  20. 3 points
    My neighbor had a bunch of stuff at the curb marked free. This was one of them. It says Union on the bottom, anyone know anything about it? I feel like the base is not supposed to be brown like someone repainted it. It has 1 small nightlight bulb at the very bottom, no way it lights the whole thing up, I will have to add more. Any info is appreciated on it.
  21. 3 points
    Sad indeed! I have accumulated around 170 or so molds over the years and this is another reason I want to hang onto mine longer now. I made a large display with them and have many of the same types such as drummers. angels, trumpet angels (have 25 of these in different colors) choir people! I want to replace all the C7 incandescent bulbs in them with dimmable C7 LED bulbs in some and pixels in some others but with my back problems I have not set up my display for the last couple of years. I was thinking of selling some stuff but still have the idea that maybe I can set up some things so I hold out hope on a display yet! Now I guess I will have to keep things just so they will not disappear entirely. Especially when I see some molds sitting on the side of the road for pickup by the trash collector! That is sad when many times the molds justs need some TLC and taking care of to bring it up to looking just fine. Times change as do all things I guess and certainly business is business but can be sad to see an era going away.
  22. 3 points
    I can see it now! Mel buys a whole bolt of the material and uses it for wallpaper in the family room.
  23. 3 points
    Picked up a great Noma Santa.....number 95....mint condition in the original box!
  24. 3 points
    We decided yesterday we had better start cleaning up some of the auction finds from this year. We just kept throwing it in the basement! We got a mess! LOL
  25. 3 points
    Found this guy at auction never used outside it looks,motor still works VID_20170618_085817.mp4
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