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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.

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  • Birthday 12/13/1976

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    I always liked when my dad would take me around to see all the local displays when I was a kid. That is what got me started, now I am the only one in my area that puts up a big display.
  • Location
    new philadelphia ohio
  • Biography
    I am 38 years old I would help my dad put up lights when i was a little boy. our house burnt down in 1985 and all the decorations was lost so me and my little brothers started doing odd jobs to get money and would go buy stuff and we started decorating little by little every year.
  • Interests
    cars guns and radio controls
  • Occupation
    tool and die maker
  • About my display
    I have over 300 blow molds over 70 cartoon cutouts and more than 15000 lights and make it bigger every year.

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    1958 Mold Craft Reindeer and Santa in Sleigh set

    It’s a nice set. I could be way off but a thousand bucks for the set might be reasonable. Stuff is only worth what someone is willing to pay.
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    Dented blow mold what’s best way to fix

    What Mikeymatic said but I have had good luck using a halogen work light to get the mold hot. The mold will go back to the original shape and stay there better, sometimes if it is a older mold it can crack, when you add heat it seems to help prevent that from happening.
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    Painting a blow mold without a spray can

    I have tried a lot of different things with a brush and I could never get it to look good.
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    Painting a blow mold without a spray can

    Never had good luck with a brush on a blow mold that is being lit up from the inside. Usually the light will make all the brush strokes look like crap. If you are using a spot light or no light from the inside it will look good. I had a sticker shop make some patterns, stick them on and paint it then peel them off. That is how I made some M&Ms out of my lollipops. Even when I use spray paint I light up the blow mold from the inside so I can tell if I have the paint on evenly.
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    Saved from the dump

    Those are nice.
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    snowman

    Maybe a Sun Hill, Poloron has a metal handle for the shovel and I think the height is a little different between the companies.
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    Union lollipops

    What Charlie said.
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    Just got these today and friday

    I think that maybe a Beco lantern he is talking about. I dont think I see a Dapol lantern in the pics.
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    Just got these today and friday

    Nice haul.
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    Poloron candy canes

    Those are nice. Never seen them before.
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    Vintage Crystal Valley Decoration

    Thanks, it looks pretty cool.
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    Vintage Crystal Valley Decoration

    Do you know what it looks like when its set up?
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    Searching for This Beco Lamp Post

    Me to. One was sold on ebay not long ago but it was broke.
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    Poloron snowman on Ebay

    Things are bringing big money. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Poloron-Mechanical-Blow-Mold-Snowman-5-Tall-Pick-Up-Only/162863964944?hash=item25eb72e310:g:ZQoAAOSw61haZSMd
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    Poloron mechanical total restoration

    Thats still a good price for the snowman if it was in good shape.
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