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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 clevelandbucky

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  • Birthday 10/23/1976

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    justinwdudkie

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    I met my love at Christmas! It was the magic of the lights. =)
  • Location
    Demorest, Georgia, USA
  • Biography
    A 39 year old holiday decorating fanatic.
  • Interests
    Christmas Decorations, Theater, Music
  • Occupation
    Assistant Human Resources Director
  • About my display
    Vintage, blowmolds, C7 and C9 lights, die cuts, Shiny Brites.
  1. Some European rarities

    I have 2,4 and 5. They were sold at Rose's Discount Store here in Georgia. They are battery operated LED. I used them in 2015 and 2016. They are pretty cool.
  2. My Thanksgiving Display

    Looks great!
  3. Christmas In July For Sure!

    Congrats!
  4. Christmas In July Qvc/hsn

    QVC added a good bit of new product online this morning. They are doing a build up to this weekend. Last year I only bought one thing during Christmas in July. So, we will see how I do this year. I have a feeling I won't be as good. I already see several things I want in the preview. I have the DVR taking care of HSN, so I will catch up when I get home. The snowman I got seems to be the only thing mold related on QVC as well. A few years ago QVC offered Dancing Santa, maybe they will surprise us. Justin
  5. Christmas In July Qvc/hsn

    Christmas in July is in full swing on HSN and QVC this week, and I have already made a purchase. http://www.qvc.com/Indoor-Outdoor-Oversized-Holiday-Figural-wLight-Illumination.product.H197589.html?sc=H197589-Tailored&cm_sp=VIEWPOSITION-_-13-_-H197589&catentryImage=http://images-p.qvc.com/is/image/h/89/h197589.001?$uslarge$ I have been watching this snowman for a while. I just hope he arrives in one piece. Justin
  6. Any Help With This Blow Mold

    Here is a merchant in the UK that carries molds. I took a quick look and it appears that the current inventory is low, but it is a great resource to have on hand. Also, their versions of the GF molds sometimes have different faces or there are interesting variations. http://www.festive-lights.com/decorations/christmas-figures/outdoor-figures/ Justin
  7. A Few Fun New Plastics ***with Pic***

    Amazing Finds! Congrats!
  8. New Coloring For Wisemen?

    If you notice in the larger picture they are also missing the jewlery accents....no rings or stones in the crowns or on the urns. Justin
  9. Snoopy Blowmold $29.15 @ Kmart.com

    All of their molds and holiday decor is on sale on-line through today. There are a lot of great deals. The Santa mold (holding a blue present) is 18 and some change, nativity was 30 and some change. Great Prices and with free shipping on most items. Justin
  10. 48" Poloron Snowman

    Nice work! His coloring is great! Justin
  11. Final Season-Selling All My Blowmolds

    Maybe a few years off?! Things change....just saying. Justin
  12. I use the inflatable stakes and fishing line. I wrap the fishing line around the mold and the tie it to the stake. I have a hard time drilling into them; it makes me feel like I am doing something wrong. Justin
  13. We Went To Seattle Yesterday

    Those are amazing. I would love to find set like that. Justin
  14. Rare Topstone Candy Pails

    Those are amazing. I have never seen any (at least that I remember) like that before. Justin
  15. Some New Angels For The Collection

    These are new on me, but I like them! Justin
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