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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.



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About garysengraving

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    Distinguished Member
  • Birthday 08/18/1959

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    rudolph the red nose reindeer
  • Location
    Lonsdale, Minnesota, USA
  • Biography
    i am married and have 4 kids, 5 grand children, i am self employed and i love blowmolds and having a display.
  • Interests
    collecting blowmolds, christmas display, restoring blowmolds and woodworking.
  • Occupation
    self employed woodworker
  • About my display
    i have 1500+ christmas blowmolds 80+ halloween blowmolds 10+ easter blowmolds, and about 31,000 lights and 6 inflatables.
    100 amp service to power display only

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  1. garysengraving

    Menards Selection 15 Years Ago

    hi bill thanks for the info. the prices have changed to.
  2. garysengraving

    Goofy Blow Mold On Ebay

    hi i have 3 of them the first one i got for free and the other two i found at garage sales. i don't i paid more the $10.00 ea. for them. i quess patience pays off gary
  3. garysengraving

    Poloron Mechanical Snowman

    hi very nice finds, i have both of them in my collection. the snowman has the original shovel and in very good condition my santa i am in the process of restoring him. i also have 2 of the beco mechanical santas. also in good condition gary
  4. garysengraving

    Tpi Choir Kids

    hi i have the tpi carolers to, i have one that has white hair. i seen AA tpi caroler boy on ebay once but it looked like it was painted that way. the hair was straight. not like the AA poloron caroler boy which the hair is curled. daryl can you post another photo showing his head? thanks gary
  5. garysengraving

    How Not To Display Tin Soldiers

    hi them are the hard plastic ones which crack easy, the other ones are made out of a softer plastic. gary
  6. garysengraving

    What A Week!

    hi nice finds especially the father christmas, i have 3 of him in my collection. one is brand new. gary
  7. garysengraving

    Finally Got Some Molds On The Lawn

    hi looking good i got a few out there to got to get back on it lol. got our first couple of inches of snow this weekend gary
  8. garysengraving

    Preview Of 2011 Display

    hi looks good so far. gary
  9. garysengraving

    I'm Afraid That I Am Officially Addicted To Blow Molds Now!

    hi welcome to the dark side lol. you can't turn back know. very nice finds. i never seen those candles either, anything stamped on them. gary
  10. garysengraving

    One Victory Bring A Tradgedy....

    hi looks like to me he is the african american model? gary
  11. garysengraving

    Identification Help!

    hi very nice finds especially free from the dumpster, do you have photos of the rest of the find? gary
  12. garysengraving

    Went To A Local Christmas Type Store.

    hi looks like a poloron maechanical snowman, but doesn't look like it is in 2 halfs? maybe it is made by empire the way it looks with the light socket hanging in fron t of him? i see a union snowlady, poloron sleigh. what are the prices like? gary
  13. garysengraving

    Mystery Molds...lanterns / Lamp Posts...

    hi like mel said they are made by noma, have that one plus i have a candle made by them to same base but it has a candle flame. my lantern is painted on top not just a solid red color. gary
  14. garysengraving

    40 New Additions To My Mold Family : )

    hi brad and jim lol lol if you could wait until i get the hay loft filled there would be more of a selection lol lol:). gary
  15. garysengraving

    40 New Additions To My Mold Family : )

    hi jim i know what you mean, i have been filling up my dads old dairy barn with molds, the lower level is getting full. still have the hay loft to fill lol lol. gary