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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.

RichardG

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  1. RichardG

    Lowes Home Improvement skimpy offering

    I own all of them and love them. While the paint kinda lacks, the quality of the mold and the height is awesome. They all sell out around here. Just wish they would do new designs. And more selection Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Amloid candy pails

    Kmart also has them if you have one locally Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    A few Halloween blow molds

    Oh my heavens!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Amloid candy pails

    The pail before they bought GFs kinda looks like the $1 ones from Target. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    A few Halloween blow molds

    I regret not getting more of the bags. They had rolls of them in Norfolk and Tarboro. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Union Products Cado Toy Soldier

    I also noticed that’s through a third party. Not sold by Walmart Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Union Products Cado Toy Soldier

    Ya. Cado isn’t selling molds cheap like GF was. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Seen this today

    Sadly this is not available now Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    GFP Santa Train

    Looking good. I’ve decided I’m leaving the train and one car unpainted. Managed to get a couple more cars so those I plan to paint Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Grand Venture New unpainted molds!!

    Ted Possibility. He did say he was having an issue finding someone to paint them. After seeing everyone go crazy for GF unpainted stuff he figured he could sell them unpainted I guess. Either way I hope he’s able to find someone to paint them Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cado Union North Pole sign

    Ted, Weird thing. While GV used a C7 in the ghost. Cado is using an Edison base light fixture. A GFP kit at that. It don’t bother me with the ghost because it don’t make it as bright as I thought it would be. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Menard's Christmas 2018

    I don’t know what happened this year, but their paint is kinda crap this year. Seems more so on things I’ve seen that it’s not heavy enough. Hope next year changes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Cute pictures! Thanks for sharing. Looks like we have a molder in training. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Cado Union North Pole sign

    I noticed a little brown hue in my ghost I got this year. Not sure what’s going on Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Menard's Christmas 2018

    Cado bought the remaining inventory of light kits from GF at closing. So while the kits say GF, they are in fact Cado. And made by Cado. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Lowes 2018

    Here is what blow molds will be at Lowes this year. Nothing to exciting. *Not my pics* Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Home Depot Dragon

    I saw that thing. That thing is awesome! Box is huge. Maybe at 50-75% if it lasts lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Lowes 2018

    Yeah the soldiers were like that with me too. I wonder if this year if they fixed them or if they are the same issue. Bad thing was a picture surfaced showing this years being in a blue scheme, but guess that was just a pic of guess. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Menard's Christmas 2018

    The snowman and Santa are nothing new. They carried them before and so did Lowes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Lowes 2018

    Home Depot had a candy cane mold listed on their site. And now it disappeared. I plan on getting The Mouse’s again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Lowes 2018

    I have the candy canes. I love them. Glitter not so much but they are cool. May try and get more if they hang around after Christmas. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Menard's Christmas 2018

    Menards looks like they have the Santa, Snowman, Mrs. Claus, Noel candle, Nativity and former GFP Soldier. Also the old small Santa and Snowman Lowes carried a couple years back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Menard's Halloween 2018

    Ted, Those GF items are NOS. Those items never got saved. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Seen these today

    Oh wow. Did not see those in mine. Just saw a cauldron Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Seen these today

    Yeah, they’ve been carrying those for the last couple years. I got one of each somewhere lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    I’m being told by a reliable source he did in fact get some. Which ones, I don’t know. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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