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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.



salamber last won the day on November 13

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About salamber

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    My favorite Christmas story is every year when i write a new one with my kids.
  • Location
    Virginia Beach
  • Biography
    City Planner, Outdoors lover, father
  • Interests
    Football, my family, hunting
  • Occupation
    City Planner
  • About my display
    I love blow molds. I have always been drawn to them. I just got the Santa Clause and Sleigh. I found out I live really close to one of the biggest makers, General Foam, which is great.

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  1. salamber

    Virginia Displays

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    Virginia Displays

    Alright Virginians, Let's see your displays!
  3. salamber

    Been busy again

    I totally agree. Started bagging my Halloween this year. And I am very mad in myself not keeping the original bags from GFP.
  4. salamber

    Been busy again

    That seems still like a lot of work. But Mel is the OG professional. I wonder what others do. Thoughts?
  5. How can I post albums?  I can't figure it out this year.

  6. salamber

    Display so far

    Heres our display so far.
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    Looking for the cheapest place to buy regular and Red 40 watt Led bulbs. Also looking for a red LED bulb for Rudolph's nose. Any recommendations would be great.
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    Finishing painting my GF train and starting to the house lights here!
  9. salamber

    Finds at ACE Hardware

    Ours didn't have anything. I went to one when I was on my business trip. They didn't have anything. I was disappointed.
  10. salamber

    Other sites?

    @Stephen Blue No worries. Good to know too. i wasn't too scared. Nothing worse than the BMN group.
  11. salamber

    Other sites?

    @Chuck I totally understand. I have said this many times over on the Blow Mold specific Forums. Facebook is great but it also allows for more rude people. I don't have facebook for that reason. People can hide behind their profile/fake profile. Example: I joined the LOR facebook group (via my wife's account) and asked a question and instantly a guy was scolding because it wasn't LOR specific. Sadly, I don't think Facebook is the way to go. Especially when people are getting off facebook. I do wish more people would chat on here. But us enthusiasts are few and far between. The work that you and others do, the people who actually give good responses are priceless.
  12. salamber

    Other sites?

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    Other sites?

    It's just sad because when I have a good question, I don't really get quality responses because no one is ever on here.
  14. salamber

    Other sites?

    Sadly, with little responses......I was wondering if there were any other places where people discuss Christmas lights. Any recommendations?
  15. salamber

    GFP Santa Train

    Finally started painting my train I got from GFP this winter. The fun part is doing whatever you want. And also knowing its probably a better paint job then the factory could give, so just do what you want.