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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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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

    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.
  2. salamber

    Other sites?

  3. salamber

    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.
  4. salamber

    Other sites?

    Sadly, with little responses......I was wondering if there were any other places where people discuss Christmas lights. Any recommendations?
  5. 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.
  6. salamber

    Christmas Lights across Roof

    Thanks for the info. We used gorilla tape too. But we live in a very rural area and we get a lot of Nor'Easters where the wind picks up a lot. And gets wet a lot. Not a bad idea. I may try this
  7. So last year my son and I ran christmas lights across the whole front of the house. We used duct tape to hold them down. But we had to constantly go back up because we live in a pretty wet area during december (Virginia Beach). I have recently had a new roof put on. We did attempt to use the "shingle clips" on the old roof but the shingles were glued together. Anyways. I am interested to see what other people have done to run lights across the roof peak to edge. Any help would be great. here is an idea of what i did last year
  8. salamber

    Roof light clips

    So I have to get the front side of my House's roof redone because of a tornado and I'm wondering what types of Clips I should install on the peak of my roof so I can run lights up and down across the whole house. Any suggestions?
  9. salamber

    Roof light clips

    So I have to get the front side of my House's roof redone because of a tornado and I'm wondering what types of Clips I should install on the peak of my roof so I can run lights up and down across the whole house. Any suggestions?
  10. salamber

    11th Annual Virginia Mini

    Where would this be?
  11. salamber

    Easter Set-up

    I used sand and plugged them back up. Then you can maneuver them however you want. I bought them all at GFP this past fall.
  12. salamber

    Easter Set-up

    Sharing my Easter set-up on here. I got these Union eggs from my Sister in-law's father who has passed away. he had a big Easter set-up every year for friends and family. I got my big and little Easter bunnies at GFP this fall. I was pretty excited because my parents had a bunny (don't recall what it looks like or from who) but I stole it my senior year in HS to put in our theater dressing room for shits and giggles. Never put it back and I always felt bad. Because I wish I still had it. Anyways, its not much but I like it.
  13. salamber

    Easter Set-up

    Sharing my Easter set-up on here. I got these Union eggs from my Sister in-law's father who has passed away. he had a big Easter set-up every year for friends and family. I got my big and little Easter bunnies at GFP this fall. I was pretty excited because my parents had a bunny (don't recall what it looks like or from who) but I stole it my senior year in HS to put in our theater dressing room for shits and giggles. Never put it back and I always felt bad. Because I wish I still had it. Anyways, its not much but I like it.
  14. salamber

    General Foam - Former Empire Factory

    I don't think it is a mess. It's the way the world works. Usually old warehouses don't get fixed up. I grew up in Detroit.
  15. salamber

    Eary Carolina Enterprises

    You wanna hear a crazy story? So GFP had a huge painting, probably 8 feet wide of the Norfolk warehouse. It was purchased in November. The person who bought it, only bought it for its frame. Was going to throw out the painting. I was so bummed that I didn't buy it. But I really don't know where I would put a giant painting.
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