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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.
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  • 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.

Niki

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About Niki

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    My son woke up and saw the presents for the first time and said I BELEIVE!!!!
  • Location
    Sussex NJ
  • Biography
    Christmas fanatic
  • Interests
    Blow molds
  • Occupation
    assistant
  • About my display
    I started last year with 30 blow mold I am up to about 70 now - this year will be great! Adding music too!

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  1. Niki

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Omg that is absolutely horrible!!!
  2. Niki

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Last year my husband got me two cameras for the front yard so we could watch and record in case something happened. There’s another person in town who has a big display and he got some lollipops stolen and the police didn’t do much. Thankfully I only had some mittens stolen on my snowman but was able to get them back from a little girl that took them thanks to the cameras. No blowmolds were taken
  3. Niki

    Paint stripper on bliw molds

    Thank you!
  4. Hello all, I’m stripping a few blowmolds today and usually easy off does the trick. But I have some very stubborn paint Anyone use anything safe that won’t melt the blowmold that they can share please!!!!! thank you!!
  5. Hello all, I’m stripping a few blowmolds today and usually easy off does the trick. But I have some very stubborn paint Anyone use anything safe that won’t melt the blowmold that they can share please!!!!! thank you!!
  6. Niki

    Painting a blow mold without a spray can

    That’s a fabulous idea. Let us know how it works out!
  7. Niki

    Painting a blow mold without a spray can

    What if you use an X-acto knife and cut the painters tape that way - gently to make the curve
  8. Niki

    Painting a blow mold without a spray can

    That would work with me!!😊
  9. Niki

    Painting a blow mold without a spray can

    Oh no!!! I would definitely have thought a red solo cup would have worked fine. I use the little plastic condiment cups they cone with a little lid and It didn’t eat thru. I was using the Krylon fusion paints.
  10. Niki

    Painting a blow mold without a spray can

    It stayed for awhile. I covered it when I wasnt using not sure if that helped thou 😊
  11. Niki

    Painting a blow mold without a spray can

    I painted one last year and it was hard —lots of painters tape and redo’s. I touched up with the spray paint by spraying in a plastic cup and laying lollipop flat and went slow. Took awhile but it worked. I believe I also used testors model paint if I recall correctly. Good luck!!
  12. Niki

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    I wish I could!! I started painting unpainted last year after reading how to strip one on this site and love doing it now.
  13. Niki

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Yes thank you!!! Let’s hope more get saved then scrapped!
  14. Niki

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    I agree! Nice to see it survived!
  15. Niki

    Grand Venture Blow Molds

    I have ordered from them. They are very nice to deal with and they ship very quickly. I actually got the gold candy canes. They look a little pink and gold to me but I love them.
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