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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.

FatherTime

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About FatherTime

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    Distinguished Member
  • Birthday 12/31/1913

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  • Location
    Western Chicago Suburbs/Illinois
  • Biography
    Once upon a time there was a ..............
  • Interests
    Family and friends
  • Occupation
    Collecting Rent
  • About my display
    Never seems to be finished........

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  1. FatherTime

    Starting a blow mold business

    Ya good luck........The original companies couldn't survive not sure a new start up could either....
  2. FatherTime

    Wanted: Poloron Chimney Santa

    Are you still looking.............I may have it for you
  3. FatherTime

    Blow Mold Paint Repair Needed

    Mel is there a number stamped on the back of his neck?
  4. FatherTime

    Really Cool Reindeer

    moldcraft?
  5. FatherTime

    Good Value? Gingerbread Mold Set

    Mel stole my thunder. He's right........The multi Colored Gingerbreads are hard to find at times. They show well lit up at night and are also very colorful during daytime. The multi colors on the pieces make them in my opinion premium and more valuable then the 2 colored ones. I sold a set like this last year on Ebay for $229.00 but that's Ebay, you will get top dollar there eventually
  6. FatherTime

    Artistic Latex Or Mold Craft.......

    Any idea of the maker or possible age dates of these? I'm Thinking ALF.......
  7. FatherTime

    Just Got These!

    Blow Molds Are Nice...........But Your Friends Are awesome
  8. FatherTime

    Is This Blow Mold Original Or Did Someone Do This To It

    Could be smoking Crack
  9. FatherTime

    Missing Light :(

    Dollar Store.........Can't go wrong there,,,,, buy some extras for next time...........
  10. FatherTime

    Interesting Angel

    Things That Make You Go ......Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
  11. Peeps Going For A Ride.........
  12. FatherTime

    Moving Sale Find!

    We sold the Mary, Joseph and Jesus mold for $79.00 last year on Ebay......But that piece can be displayed on it's own........Forgot to say it was The white version as well
  13. The other day we ran across 3 Mold Craft Choir Kids
  14. FatherTime

    Yesteryear

    Mel, did the M C carolers come in 2 different sizes?
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