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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.

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

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

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

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

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    I agree! Nice to see it survived!
  4. 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.
  5. Niki

    Picked up some Union Hard Plastic Elves

    Not that I ever saw but you never know there could be one out there. 🙂
  6. Niki

    Picked up some Union Hard Plastic Elves

    Here you are. I have never uploaded a picture so hope this works.
  7. Niki

    Redoing the Union candycanes

    I did my first two this summer. A polar bear and a large snowman. Did you use easy off oven cleaner? I read somewhere on one of the post here that it works and it really does a wonderful job!
  8. Niki

    Redoing the Union candycanes

    Last year I got lucky with a guy on eBay with double cords. He even offered discount with multiples when you ordered. I know that’s rare for eBay but maybe he will sell again this fall on eBay.
  9. Niki

    Redoing the Union candycanes

    Great job!!!!
  10. Niki

    Picked up some Union Hard Plastic Elves

    That is a wonderful idea!! I would love to see when your done.
  11. Niki

    Picked up some Union Hard Plastic Elves

    I have a few of these. Mine also have lanterns in the hands to light up. I put them outside but under protective area just because I want them to last longer. There is also another elf with orange pants and brown Hair that keeps eluding me finding him for purchase. 🙂
  12. Niki

    blow mold soldiers at Lowes

    Thank you
  13. Niki

    blow mold soldiers at Lowes

    Where in nj? Mine up north here doesn't have yet.
  14. Niki

    blow mold soldiers at Lowes

    These are great!!! Hope they make it to the nj stores!!
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