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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.



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About bmichael

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 12/27/1971

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas Vacation
  • Location
    Hatfield, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Biography
    Decorating with blowmolds since 1997.
  • Interests
    Blowmolds, Music, and Family
  • Occupation
    Sales Development
  • About my display
    Mostly blowmolds...

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  1. Yesteryear....

    Mel, you need to think about making a real book on blowmolds. You, and many others on here, have a great collection of historical documents coupled with knowledge. I wish I had the time I used to so I could dig this deep too. Thanks for sharing.
  2. GFP Closing

    I think many of the lots can be identified at some level based on the descriptions and using the knowledge of people here. Man, I hope someone buys these and if they don’t decide to make them now, then maybe at a later date.
  3. Did Everybody Quit PC?

    Seems like no one really is coming around PC since the site update. Is it just because it is the slow time of year and need a break from Christmas or just can't stomach the update? I personally do NOT like the changes and seems hard to get around and find stuff. Maybe it's my skill level too, but I find it harder to use on a mobile device vs. being easier!!
  4. Where is it now! Uggg

    Thanks Chuck!
  5. Where is it now! Uggg

    Chuck, are you going to be able to fix this?
  6. Hanging with My Peeps

    Wow...wonder what they did with it afterwards? Probably in the trash.
  7. DIY Forum sub-forums?

    A few of us are trying to figure the same thing out!
  8. Where is it now! Uggg

    Same here! Chuck, please fix!
  9. Hanging with My Peeps

    I haven’t seen them online. I suspect there are some on the auction block though.
  10. Hanging with My Peeps

    I was fortunate to pick up the complete Peeps set today. I suspect you won't find too many of these around, although I did see there were some in the pics in the GFP factory closing thread here on PC. I got the last of them at this small local garden center - close to Bethlehem, PA, where the real Peeps candies are made at the Just Born factory. Only drawback to them is once again GFP went the route of the battery powered LED bulb contraption. Will change those out to standard bulbs though. I wish I could have gotten the optional shipper store display rack shown in the catalog, but they did not have that. Glad to have these in my collection.
  11. Craigs List and Ebay

    Hi Mel, Yes, due to some health issues with my wife, we elected to move back in 2015. Actually did the big dislplay this year. Shame on me for not posting pictures. Ironically since moving back, I am seeing it more difficult and costly to find blow molds at yard sales and such like I used to pre 2006. The profit makes have caught on. Thanks for asking.
  12. Craigs List and Ebay

    For as many that are in bad shape, I see many that look good...and harder to find! And imagine how many you don’t see in the pics and just what could be in those boxes. I gotta think if someone went to his house and talked to him he would sell some in pieces. I would try if inkiv d near there!
  13. I was thinking about PC in the past and pulled out my collection of DYI DVD's that the early PC'ers used to put out spearheaded by a volunteering Greg Young at the time...this is how we did it before YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc! Lots of great members and their displays on these DVD's. 2002 thru 2007. Wonder who still comes here, who doesn't, who's given up doing a display, who's passed on, and where they are now? The good 'ol days! Would be cool if Greg still had the files in a format he could post on YouTube to start a "Displays of PC's Past" channel.
  14. My Love For Hamberger Displays

    Those are cool. Looks like these mechanicals were made for just about any holiday or season!
  15. I wonder

    I actually think those ones are from someone else! None of that furniture is mine. I do have the same one and the same box though.