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  • 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.

Don Mcabee

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About Don Mcabee

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    charlie brown christmas
  • Location
    gaffney SC USA
  • Biography
    new to competition lighting, need supplies and support
  • Interests
    Holiday decoration for my kids and the neighborhood kids
  • Occupation
    welder/ironworker/mechanic
  • About my display
    just getting off the ground

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  1. prayers going up!!!
  2. Empire 1974 Christmas Catalog

    hopefully the ones that they bought at the auction will make it into production this year, I would like to see a new color scheme for the nativity...time will tell
  3. Empire 1974 Christmas Catalog

    Well Mell, on a more positive note I read an update today that CADO updated their molds to include a few Gen Foam pieces, so this is good news...kinda...sorta
  4. So I go to the antique mall...

    the ever elusive peep has been on my list all year and now Easter is over lmao I can't win😂😂😂
  5. So I go to the antique mall...

    there are definitely some things in your pics that made my mouth water
  6. So I go to the antique mall...

    I need to send you back shopping for me lol!!!
  7. Empire 1974 Christmas Catalog

    Agreed, It's not every admin there but a chosen handful that will shut down a post if they are called out, or corrected. I deal with one lady on there by the name of martha, straight up, and as honest as they come. If she tells you she has a mold, can find a mold, or the value of a mold you can take it to the bank that she is shooting straight. There is alot of hateful comments directed towards (1) New collectors, they get belittled for lack of knowledge, or for posting in the wrong forum, (2) the "lucky people" the ones that always seems to find treasure in the garbage every single day. I enjoy seeing the new finds, etc but it's not always a happy bubbly environment that you would think you would find in a room of adults, discussing Christmas decorations.
  8. ISO FM Transmiter

    alot of people dont like them but I love my wholehouse transmitter from wowlights...100 bucks
  9. RED C6 leds

    THIS AD HAS EXPIRED!

    • Wanted
    • Used

    Looking for a deal on red C6 led strings that someone is changing out from props etc, prefer 100ct inbox what ya have, possible trade of some sort on new in box BIG BULBS Blow molds from General Foam. Picture for reference

    Free

  10. Everything has a reason

    Yes sir, that's it, and to add to the post, I have found 10 deer for the 2018 season (9 grand venture/empire mix) and 1 of the goofy deer (often called the butt dear) so Claude will make his debut this year!!!!
  11. Did Everybody Quit PC?

    Nonsense Mel, Ramble on!!! I have soaked in more knowledge and a new found respect for blow molds (formerly known as "old timey, tacky decorations, and a laundry list of other names) since I have been following your posts about molds. I now take great pride in the ones I have, their history and their memories the older ones hold, and the memories I'll make with my newer ones, so that being said....Ramble on.
  12. General Foam Auction Tarboro

    I followed the auction results on Facebook, and several of the groups on Facebook had auction results. I read about the online "mystery" guy, I wonder if it could have been Gemmy?
  13. General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Mel, from what I have read Cado did in fact get quite a few molds, an online bidder got quite a few, and sad to say a few scrappers got several. No telling what will be lost for ever.
  14. GFP Closing

    So very true, molds used for tires as opposed to propel based plastic products are totally different, but many same principals. Interesting that you posted and referenced bottle making procedures, I left Michelin making tires to go to work for a company that makes the propel based products to make Powerade, and Coca Cola bottles...my previous employment and mechanical background is why I was able to adjust to well to a totally different/kind of the same enviroment....small worl
  15. GFP Closing

    I think Richard is referring to a few Prototype blow molds that were found in the cleaning of the factory. I hope he has pics to post.
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