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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

    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?
  2. 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?
  3. salamber

    11th Annual Virginia Mini

    Where would this be?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. salamber

    Did Everybody Quit PC?

    Thanks @Mel Fischer. It is a neat memento. I really miss going to GFP next year. My wife and I got married six years ago and that is when we started going as a family and got into collecting and decorating for Christmas. GFP will always be a huge part of my family's Christmas.
  10. salamber

    Yesteryear....

    This is all awesome!
  11. salamber

    Did Everybody Quit PC?

    Mel, Nothing special. but it will be cool to hang in the garage. Steve
  12. salamber

    Did Everybody Quit PC?

    @Mel Fischer there are still many of us that care more about all of that than the crap that they post on BMN. I for one, purely enjoy the history of these things because a company Like General Foam is not only part of Christmas history but it is also a local American Made company in my area. I am proud and honored to own pieces that were made just miles from me. I was stoked the other day because I received a plaque from one of the employees that i will put in my garage as memorabilia. Sadly, the "facebook generation" would rather care about buying things cheap, not care about history and have a pissing contest about things. But to me, the history of this stuff is huge. Especially when the makers are getting slimmer and slimmer. To think my kids might one day not be able to buy Blow Molds would be sad.
  13. salamber

    Did Everybody Quit PC?

    NO. We are still here. But Blow Mold Nation on Facebook has stolen people away. But I prefer here anyway because the people here have more history knowledge and are more respectful to each other unlike people on facebook.
  14. salamber

    GFP Black Friday

    I agree. I am on BMN Because you can filter out the noise. Most the time. Plus more things are posted on there than here. I wish this Forum was used more. Sadly, I didn't even know about BMN until a bulk buyer showed up at GFP buying a truck and trailer of stuff to sell told me about it. I joke around with a lot of people. Especially this week since everyone is crazy. People got angry because my buddy had three trains on a cart (One for him, one for me, and one for our other buddy). and while they were grabbing a cart, a few people tried to take their trains.
  15. salamber

    GFP Black Friday

    My biggest beef with BMN is there were people (won't say names) who stir the pot, hype up the people, and just made it not as fun as it should of been. I love BMN. But I also can't stand certain people taunting others like they are going to buy everything or act like they know more than others. After hearing the dominos of blow molds falling, these certain peoples being pretty vicious with their grabbing, I left right after. I felt bad for the lady at GFP. I was also dissapointed I didn't stay to meet some other people like @Tyler and @richardG.
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