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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. Thanks for the reply. It seems they did make their own designs,but used GP add ons like the lantern and candles. I was going though the older municipal decorations forum just to check out the older info and look at the great pictures,and they were mentioned by someone and I never really heard about them.Of course,there are several I never heard about.Seems alot of these companies where regional. There were alot of distrubutors,but they only sell what the other companies makes.I was looking at the companies that actually made the decorations. I was specifically looking to see who made what in the blowmold a vacucell. I picked up several bells that where about the size of the GP ones, (17") but didn't have the design on them,and was just wonder who might have made them. I know a few others were said to make their own lanterns as well.
  2. Are they still in business? Are they still making Christmas decorations.Where are they located? I can't find anything on them. Thanks
  3. No. These are not currently being made. There is only a small limited supply from GF
  4. Evangeline specialties is my direct supplier right here in Lafayette. I have items shipped to his store from GF and it's saves me a few $$ on shipping. I purchased a few surplus pole decorations and other nice items from them last year. And yes, they are still a big purchase agent of GF, among many other things they sell. He makes major puchases for most municipals in south Louisiana and other states. But even with that, he cannot tell them what to make and how to market their items. I've told him many times that they should bring back some older style decorations,but they (gf) don't want to hear that. They seem hell bent on running the company into the ground.
  5. comet

    Rarest blow mold?

  6. comet

    IPL Christmas bells

    Here is one of mine displayed
  7. comet

    IPL Christmas bells

    Super 3D Christmas bells from Canada. I believe this is actually an injection mold item.It looks and feels like a blowmold.
  8. comet

    A few homemades

    Thanks ...they are no hard to make if you have the right tool/machines. I made the frames in a metal fabrication shop of one of my friends.He had the metal roller that helped put the smooth bends in the metal rods.. That was probably the hard part.The straight stuff was simple. I then brought the frames to my shop and put lights and garland on them. The rods are 3/8 as normal. I took one of my decorations in so he could copy the mounting plate
  9. Fantastic !! The large candle in the first pic was made in Houston.there is a little more info in one of these threads. Company has been outta business for since mid 70s Those drip candles was made by GP in the early 60's. Mold is long gone
  10. Lamp posts--No markings
  11. comet

    A few homemades

    Here are a couple of the homemade items I have. The candle could have been a little longer.
  12. comet

    Need these candy canes

  13. comet

    Pole Mount Candle Blow Mold Question?

    I remember these . here is a little info about the owner. Sorry. Can't find any related pictures. Sure would be nice to find an old catalog http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=lewis-charles-williams&pid=2974303
  14. comet

    Pole Mount Candle Blow Mold Question?

    The candle tube & flame (the molded plastic part) was made by LC Williams back in the 50’s & 60’s. They were out of Houston, TX, but are long gone. Oddly enough, it looks like it is mounted on a fairly new (modern) pole.So where did you get the pic?
  15. Still in business today under new management owner and name--GP designs They make "almost" all usa made commercial garland.At least I'm told they make the best !!!!!! They must be doing some good.They moved into a much larger building just 3-4 years ago The company I buy from has been there and goes there often.They buy/sell a large amount decorations. http://gpdesigns.biz/products/31/