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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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    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.
  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. 4 points
    I actually got a big jump this year and finished. Last night was the test of it all on.
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    Way cool! Reminds me of the Little Debbie christmas tree snacks lolol:)
  8. 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/
  9. 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!
  10. 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
  11. 3 points
    We made (2) 50ft cords for our 30 tin soldiers ,that will outline the one side of our property. The total length will be 100ft or so The cord is 16ga. Was thinking of SPT with vampire plugs, but not sold on them, for a 100ft run.
  12. 3 points
    Finally Done.. Sorry my cell doesnt do well with led lights LOL.
  13. 3 points
    Phase One complete. Don't forget to add your display to www.ChristmasLightFinder.com. linus_2017.MOV
  14. 3 points
    Most of the lights are up but still have another 5k lights and 80 or so blow molds to put outside. About 2/3 done now.
  15. 3 points
    I have the light show section on the house turned off in this pic, and I have a few other items up that are not plugged in. Hopefully by Thanksgiving!
  16. 3 points
    My neighbor across the street was moving and today they were having a garage sale. Before they got started she came over and ask if I would be interested in these blow molds. She tried to give them too me but they refused and gave her 10 dollars for them.
  17. 3 points
    Here are pictures of most of the sample/prototype molds Here are some pictures of the ones that all of you had the most questions about.
  18. 3 points
    Let's remain hopeful that they find a buyer before the end of the year. I've heard no further news!
  19. 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!
  20. 3 points
    Traveling for work this week. In the north Dallas, TX area. Had to stop at a Walmart to pick something up. Of course, I stopped down in the seasonal section to compare to what I have seen in PA so far. They have the RBL (Really Big Lights) C7 Bulbs and the GF nativity. I have not seen either of these at 2 stores in PA I go to. Looks like they are not carrying the yellow and white RBL's that Home Depot sold in-store last year. I bought about 3 dozen of these last year in all colors and they are made extremely well. LED C7 bulb inside, about 3 foot long cord with male plug end and then another about 3 foot long cord with female end so you can string them together, molded colors - not painted, and good system to open up to change bulb if you ever have to.
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    I can't believe I just bought these at a garage sale. I know they're Union, but anyone have an idea of what year?
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    The brightest c7 LEDs that I have found ( and probably least affordable ;-) ) are made by Meridian.... They are 7W equivalent, bright white, non-dimmable. The light appearance is 3000K with a brightness of 23 Lumens. They make both clear and white bulbs but I have found that the clear bulbs produce a circle like appearance in the center of light while the white bulbs do not. Below are several pictures of how the white bulbs look. Also, if interested, these bulbs can be found at Home Depot.
  24. 2 points
    Got more out... Still not finished. Looks good for only one person doing it with absolutely no help. lol.
  25. 2 points
    finals of max and cindy lou. I just pulled out the black 12 gauge wire from some extra romex for max's string and Cindy's hair. In the back I have 1/2" white PVC attached with zip ties. Pound some 1/2" rebar in the ground and the PVC slips right over. a little blurry from my phone, but you can see how they fit in the display. Grinch is still in progress. The wife's truck dumped the transmission so I have been distracted.