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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. Bolwin

    Never made Production

    I got to thinking after seeing a picture of a Mrs. Clause that was never made to production. Is there any other molds that were talked about or 1 was made but that was it? I would love to see pictures of they exist?
  2. Bolwin

    GFP Closing

    Auction Flyer https://secure-s3.serverdata.com/www.cia-auction.com/files/auction_brochures/General_Foam_v3.pdf
  3. Bolwin

    GFP Closing

    If the auction company uses bidspotter.com for online bidding, they post pictures of the item. I can't remember which site they use.
  4. Bolwin

    GFP Closing

    There will be an inspection day before the day of the auction for people to look at and check out what they are interested in. Anybody can go to it.
  5. Bolwin

    GFP Closing

    From being at this auctioneers auctions before I would imagine they would sell them in lots of 10/ maybe more of the different season molds. That way the auction doesn't take forever to finish. But I could be wrong, I have before. Price of aluminum scrap here in Dayton Ohio is currently 50 cents a pound. That kinda gives you an idea of scrap. I've seen it much higher but you would really have to have the pounds to really make it worth while to scrap. I would hate to see that happen, just like everyone else. I'm going to sign up for the auction for online bidding to see how much they go for, when they get the date finalized. if they go for scrap prices I might try to buy a few
  6. Bolwin

    GFP Closing

    Auction info below. I usually get flyers for industrial auctions, I'll be sure to scan the auction flyer when it arrives. 350+) Various Christmas, Halloween, Easter, and Toy Aluminum Blow Molds https://www.cia-auction.com/home/upcoming_auctions/general-foam-plastics-corp-day-1-location-1.html
  7. Bolwin

    GF Bell

    You could always drill a small hole at the lowest point if you were worried about water getting in.
  8. Bolwin

    Options to fix snowman frame

    Are you taking about painting the frame? I was curious about painting rope light to match the color on it currently
  9. Bolwin

    GF Bell

    Has anyone been successful in lighting the bells? If so c7 bulb?
  10. Bolwin

    GF Bell

    Has anyone been successful in lighting the bells? If so c7 bulb?
  11. Sections of rope light have quit working on this snowman. Can i redo him in clear rope light and paint it?
  12. where can I buy the bracket and straps to put a decoration on a telephone pole?
  13. Bolwin

    Where to get municipal molds

    Sometimes stuff pops up on craigslist, Like the one here https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/for/5925290767.html
  14. I have two of each color, Green/Yellow/White. Would anyone want to trade for 6 red ones?