Jump to content
Did you know?
  • 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.
  • 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.



Everything posted by Yuletron

  1. 1yr Old C9 LEDs Failing

    I lost 7 LED net light sets this year, but it was due to rust in the sockets and on the bulb contacts.They were Walmart specials ($12 ea?) but still...
  2. Blow mold Nativity Custom Paint Job?

    I've painted a few. Stripped them down (which may remove mold release agents), washed/scrubbed with Dawn, then wiped down with 91% isopropyl alcohol from Walgreens. Then used spray paint for plastic (Rustoleum, Fusion, etc) No paint chipping after 4 years .
  3. Yuletron's Christmas 2017

    Some new additions and a more orderly design.
  4. looking south

  5. Blow mold candles

    I have 6 Christmas and 2 Halloween and I bought LED flickering lights for them this year. I'll have to take pix, but here are the bulbs: https://www.amazon.com/Flickering-Emulation-Atmosphere-Decorative-Simulated/dp/B01JEB67ES you can find them cheaper from other vendors - I think I paid $14 each for mine
  6. Blow Mold Replacement lights

    The ones from Home Depot came with the clips. It was in the lamp repair section
  7. Halloween

    I have a few blowmolds , 1 inflatable, and some odds and ends, but I don't put it up till a few days before Oct 31st; then take it down Nov 1st.
  8. Blow Mold Replacement lights

    Home Depot has them for 6.99 (here in NY). Otherwise I make my own
  9. Did some research and it looks like the best way to go is Coro in rectangular box shapes with flat white paint and some silver glitter. My only concern is if I light it from inside that the ribs show through. Anyone ever do this or have a better suggestion? I'm still relatively new at making my own decorations...
  10. New Way To Repair Holes In Molds?

    Anyone try using fibergalss mesh and filler, like the kind you can get for auto body repairs? I would imagine its lighter than epoxy and a little more flexible...