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  • Snow Brigade Christmas Drill The Snow Brigade. By Marian Loder. (A winter drill for a dozen boys—in overcoats, earcaps, bright-colored mufflers, mittens, etc. Each carries a big snow-shovel. The stage should be spread with sheets and loose cotton to represent snow. Boys come marching in single file, shovels over shoulder, singing to the tune, “See the Farmer ...
  • Christmas Bell Drill for Children A Christmas-bell Drill. By Ella M. Powers. (This drill may be given by eight little girls provided with wands. At the top of each wand are tacked three streamers of red, white, and blue ribbon or cambric. At the end of each streamer a little tinkling bell is sewed. The children sing, and wave ...
  • Old Santa Claus Song Old Santa Claus. By M. Nora Boylan. (To be sung to the tune of “Yankee Doodle.” The verses may be given by a single voice, with the chorus by the school, or selected voices on the platform.) Old Santa Claus is a jolly man Who brings us lots of toys, sir; And none are happier Christmas time Than little ...
  • Time for Santa Claus Song By M. Nora Boylan. (To be sung to the tune of ” Ta-ra-ra, boom-de-ay.) Now’s the time for Santa Claus; Christmas comes with loud huzzas. Hark! the bells! Oh, hear them ring! Ting-a-ling-ling ting-a-ling. Chorus.—Ting-a-ling-ling ting-a-ling, Ting-a-ling-ling ting-a-ling, Ting-a-ling-ling ting-a-ling, Ting-a-ling-ling ting-a-ling. See his prancing reindeer brave, Hear him tell them to behave— Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder, Blitzen.—Chorus Yes, hurrah for Santa Claus .’ Blow the trumpets, ...
  • Straw Decorated Christmas Tree Only a perfect specimen of balsam fir will be worthy to bear upon its branches the fragile perfection of the straw figures that come to us from Sweden. Collecting figures and forms for such a tree would prove a delightful hobby the year round. In these works of art are contained sermons of the simplest ...
  • Palmetto Christmas Tree Why not follow the custom of the ancients and make use of the design qualities of the Palmetto? For this highly stylized tree, take seven 4′ lengths of Palmetto and cut the leaves with a sharp knife or scissors into an oval, spear, or free-form design. The stems can be manipulated into pleasing curves by placing both ...
  • Palm Tree for Christmas Could there be a more suitable material to use for a Christmas tree than palm branches, which have symbolized victory and rejoicing from the time of Christ to the present day? This tree possesses a majesty which bears witness through its graceful branches to the dynamic rhythm of the Universe. Arrange the branches to resemble a tree. ...
  • Topiary Christmas Tree Why not create a smart gem of a tree based on the topiary art of orna­mental gardening where trees are trimmed into fancy shapes of a highly stylized design? Place a dowel stick 3/4″ thick x 40″ long in a small tub of sand. Sink to a depth of 5″. Paint tub and stick chartreuse green. Cut ...
  • Christmas Tree for the Birds Image by Getty Images via @daylife The people of Norway and Sweden have for centuries observed the quaint custom of preparing a Christmas tree for the birds. It is made from a sheaf of choice grain which has been carefully stored from the time of the harvest. The day before Christmas, the grain is tied to ...
  • Christmas Traditions from Around the World Each culture has their own set of Christmas Traditions that were started long ago.  You can learn about them at our other website – www.VintageChristmasIdeas.com.
  • Finding the Origins of Christmas Tracing the Roots of Christmas It is a long road back to the first Christmas. The route is not direct, nor free from obsta­cles, nor is it clearly marked. Many will stand at the crossroads and beckon us down strange and confusing byways. Without looking back to the pages of legend and history, we are inclined to ...
  • Mini Christmas Tree Craft This type of mini-Christmas Tree is made from a cone of chicken wire filled with slightly moistened sphagnum or wood moss.  It is easy and fun to make.  Fun for home use, the office and even to sell at craft fairs! Single sprays of evergreen, 4 to 6 inches long, are then inserted firmly into the ...
  • Christmas Tree Ornaments from Aluminum Foil These are easy and fun to make Christmas Ornaments & Christmas Decorations using aluminum foil and some creativity.  Great Christmas project for children and adults alike. Save the tubes from aluminum foil, gift wrap…etc.  Slice tube into 1″ rings.  Use Saw tooth knife, steak knife, or scissors. Wrap foil smoothly around each ring. Use these rings  ...
  • How Many Days of Christmas Are There? “How many days of Christmas?” is a question which might be answered in various ways, like that of the nursery pilgrims, “How far is it to Babylon?” It all depends on your position and whether Old World customs are still observed in the home or community. Christmas of old was a much longer season, with ...
  • Popcorn Ball Centerpiece to Make Make eight or ten popcorn balls, and insert a candy cane in the center of each. You can then heap them on a base of greenery in the center or the table. They may be used alone, or piled around a fat red candle or a Santa Claus figure. Here is a recipe for popcorn balls.
  • Christmas Placecard Ideas Your place cards may range from tiny individual trees t0 the simplest of decorated cards. Here are four ideas for easy to make Christmas Place Cards. Snowman Place Cards & Gumdrop Animal Place Cards An idea which the children particularly enjoy is a collection of marshmallow snowmen, or gumdrop animals, to hold each place card. Whole cloves ...
  • Make a Christmas Corsage For that special Christmas party, why not give your guests a Christmas corsage? Various kinds of corsages can be fashioned from a little greenery, fruits and berries, cones, pipe cleaners and ribbons. One simple yet attractive corsage can be made by starting with a small spray of white cedar (about 3 1/2 inches wide by 5 ...
  • Make an Evergreen Garland Evergreen ropes, garlands, or festoons are made in much the same manner as wreaths. Fairly heavy wire, an old rope, or an old electric light cord is recommended for the base or frame unless you are making a short decoration. One end of the cord or wire should be fastened to a stationary object, such ...
  • Make an Evergreen Spray In addition to the regular wreaths, there are many other ways of decorating  front door so that it will say “Merry Christmas” for you.  Such decorations are quite colorful, and should be large enough to be enjoyed by passersby as well as visitors. Sprays are very useful, and even easier to make than wreaths, since they ...
  • How to Decorate a Wreath Decorating Wreaths Striking formal wreaths may now be made by wiring in glass ornaments, fitting them into the greenery in any desired pattern. Cones and colored ribbons, too, serve the same purpose. Gourds can be wired around the entire circle. Use them in their natural colors, or enamel them first. You can add shel­lacked fruit and nuts for ...
  • How to Make a Wreath How to Make Wreaths Shears, thread, wire, evergreens and willow switches – or a wire frame- are your five basic ingredients for a wreath. With just a little practice, the technique becomes easy. Making the Wreath Foundation For the foundation, you may use either a hoop made from willow switches or a wire coat hanger shaped inlo a ...
  • Vintage Christmas Displays to Make Make Your Own Unique, Eye-Catching Christmas Displays Don’t put up the same BORING decorations that everyone else has… Do something DIFFERENT this year! Are you bored with seeing the same Christmas decorations EVERY year? Giant blow-up Santas (been there, done that), icicle lights (they don’t really look like icicles – do they?) and   -eeks-  faded plastic toy soldiers ...
  • Christmas in Ecuador Christmas and the New Year are celebrated as the same festival, not separately as in North America. Rich and poor prepare new costumes for Christmas, as we do for Easter. Church and state co-operate in collecting money to purchase toys for the children of the poor. Children write letters to the Christ-child and place shoes in ...
  • Christmas in Bolivia Preparation for the birth of the Christ-child begins on December 1. Children gather flowers, particularly the pas­tora, the national flower and much like a poinsettia, in the mountain valleys, to decorate the Nativity scenes in home and church. In the churches, gold and silver figurines are used for the Nativity scenes. On December 24, people ...
  • Christmas in Puerto Rico If you were spending Christmas in Puerto Rico, you would say Merry Christmas this way: Felices Pascuas! This is in Spanish, the language of Puerto Rico, and it means Happy Christmas! Christmas is celebrated for many days in this beautiful is­land. The celebration begins on Christmas Eve, Noche Buena, and continues until Three Kings’ Day, ...
  • Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas Customs The kitchen is fragrant with the smell of baking cookies. Every inch of table and shelf space is taken up with old­-fashioned tin cookie cutters or finished cookies done in delight­ful shapes: lambs, stars, hearts, angels, and figures of people. This is but a hint of Christmas in Pennsylvania Dutchland. It but partly suggests how these ...
  • Christmas in Hawaii Hawaii has its own natural Christmas decorations-festive poinsettia and red, waxy anthuriums bloom on byways and decorate homes. A Matson freighter, nicknamed the “Christmas Tree Ship,” comes each year with a stock of fir trees from the U.S. Northwest. Arriving about the same time on the beach at Waikiki is Santa himself. Whether he surfs ...
  • Christmas in Alaska Christmas time, in “Uncle Sam’s Attic,” as it has been called, the glory of the day melts into the grandeur of the night, for at Christmas time, within the Arctic circle, the sun spends the hours below the horizon; there is only a briefperiod when there is even twilight. But what beauty this brief weird ...
  • Christmas in Nicaragua Christmas begins officially on December 6th in Nicaragua, but ac­tual activities begin on December 16 with the perform­ance of the lodging difficulties of Mary and Joseph. The home where lodging is found supplies wine and food. Every home contains a manger scene. From December 16 until Christmas Eve Mass, prayer is held each evening in ...
  • Christmas in Sweden In Sweden, the celebration begins on December 13, St. Lu­cia’s day. The foreigner in Stockholm on the morning of that day might be surprised to see as his fellow passengers on an early streetcar young men and women in long white robes, the women carrying candles, the young men carrying silver stars and wearing tall ...
  • Christmas in Spain In Spain, Christmas is a very happy and special season of the year. Many of its “fiestas” and observances are like those we enjoy in America; yet there are others which are different and original. Even those customs adopted from other countries are given a “Spanish touch.” It is rare indeed to find a home in ...
  • Christmas in Scotland A waxing moon is more favorable for the celebration of Christmas in Scotland than is a waning one. No house­wife must leave a piece of work unfinished at this season. No one retires before midnight on Christmas Eve, since it is “Open House” for wayfarers. No one is turned away empty­handed, but all who ...
  • Christmas in Poland In Poland, the Christmas and New Year holiday season has a festive family character. They are holidays of joy and brotherly feeling expressed in the atmosphere of the rich tra­ditions of many years. For the older folk, Christmas is the preliminary to the greeting of the new year and is combined with many customs handed ...
  • Christmas Dinner in Italy From the snow-covered huts under Mt. Blanc to the whitewashed trulli ofAlberobello in Puglie, Italian house­wives, as Christian housewives everywhere, will soon be shoo­ing everyone out of their kitchen to clear the deck for the readying of Christmas dinners. Food will vary along the thousand-mile stretch of the land, but it will fall neatly into ...
  • Christmas in Norway As elsewhere in the North, the Christmas celebration in Norway follows close upon the shortest and darkest day of the year. But in a land like Norway, where midday shadows are long already in September, the “turning of the sun” on December 21 gave rise to solstice celebrations long before the introduction of Christianity in ...
  • Christmas in Turkey In Constantinople, the baptism of Christ is celebrated at Christmas. The head of the church throws a wooden cross out into the Bosporus and three boys swim out after it. The boy who gets the cross is blessed by the priest and given a present. He takes the cross from door to door and receives ...
  • Christmas in Italy Like all customs and traditions in Italy, Christmas celebrations vary greatly in the different regions along the peninsula. Though each locality-often down to the tiniest village-has its own firmly rooted customs, a rough division into northern, southern, and central Italy may be drawn con­cerning some of the major characteristics and symbols of the Christmas holidays. ...
  • Christmas in Ireland Irish folklore is full of customs which originated in medieval or even pagan times. Singing and dancing were an integral part of ancient rites, and it is quite natural that they should have survived in modern festivals, so that until re­cently Christmas time was celebrated in Ireland by groups of singers and dancers who would ...
  • Christmas in Iceland There are very few trees in Iceland. When Christmas time approaches, these ingenious people make their own decorative tree. On a pole serving as the center shorter ones are fastened as branches. Should the snow thaw, armloads of shrubs with foliage like our cedars are brought in and fastened to the framework. With its homemade ...
  • Christmas in France Christmas customs, originating in the Orient, were intro­duced into France by the Romans. Rheims, which had known Rome’s triumphs, was the scene of the first French Christmas celebration when, in 496, Clovis and his three thou­sand warriors were baptized. Bishop Remi had purposely chosen the day of the Nativity for this ceremony. Then other important ...
  • Danish Christmas Traditions The Danes observe Christmas Eve. It’s the big event of the year. Work ceases in the afternoon. At five o’clock church bells in town and country begin to “chime,” ringing out by beats of the hammer against the bell, to summon peo­ple to worship in candlelit churches decorated with green. Home again, families sit down ...
  • Swedish Cakes and Cookies (Sju Sorters Kakor)
  • Vintage Christmas Santas Tiny Santas, bobble-head Santas, plastic Santas, blow-up Santas….etc. The jolly old fella has been made of every conceivable substance over the years. You’ll find an unbelievable selection of various Vintage Christmas Santas on eBay below:
  • Christmas Story from the Isle of Man It is a strange island and an enchanted one-our Isle of Man. It took many a thousand years and more before mankind discovered it, it being well known that the spirits of water, of earth, of air and fire did put on it an enchant­ment, hiding it with a blue flame of mist, so ...
  • Deer & Moon Christmas Decoration Could there be a nicer tree for your friends and family than this one of pure legendary whimsey? Here a new moon and deer cavort in joyous exaltation to awaken the spirit of the child within each man. Place a dowel stick 1″ thick x 50″ long in a container of sand. Paint con­ tainer and ...
  • Christmas in Denmark The Danes love Christmas. It starts as early as October, when the papers bring their first notices about it being high time to send your Chris tmas mail to Kamchatka, Tasmania, and the Fiji and Aleutian Isles, if you want it to get there in time. This forewarning will invariably make the Dane exclaim in ...
  • Vintage Christmas Books Vintage Christmas Books definitely hold a certain charm.  They may bring back a happy childhood memory or just bring delight because of the exquisite illustrations. Find all sorts of nifty Vintage Christmas Books on eBay.  Take a look at just a small sample of what is available below.
  • Music Themed Christmas Tree The measured precision of the art of the Byzantine Empire with its exquisite harmony of neighboring colors accented with complementary colors seems the perfect choice for the lyrical tree which would be delightful for a music room. Select a slender cedar or cypress tree five feet high. Place in an attractive holder. Spray the holder with ...
  • Christmas in Belgium December is the children’s month, the month of family holidays, banquets, and abundant libations. The preparations for the approaching Christmas and the New Year’s Day reveillon are made long in advance, and St. Nicholas’ serves as the children’s prelude to the faInily festivi­ties. It would be interesting to study the evolution of toys throughout the ...
  • Traditional Christmas Tree Idea To many of us Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas unless we had a traditional tree, laden with the miscellaneous assortment of trimmings and lights which have been collected and handed down from generation to generation. We look forward to seeing the angel, yellowed with age, which belonged to our mother, on the topmost spike. Scratched and faded ...
  • Christmas in Austria Christmas in Austria is the time of year when family members get together for hours of quiet and thoughtful celebration. The Christmas tree plays a most important part. Every town sets up its own huge tree on the main square and frequently there will be an extra one, adorned with bread crumbs, for the birds. ...
  • Vintage Christmas Postcards Long before we all started sending out Christmas Greeting Cards, folks would send out Christmas Postcards.  In my opinion, many of these Vintage Christmas Postcards are far more beautiful than most Christmas Cards I see today. Take a look at some of the Vintage Christmas Postcards available on eBay now:
  • What To Do With A Christmas Tree For centuries Twelfth Night has been the traditional time for taking down holiday decorations and burning them amid revelry and merrymaking. It is a custom we should adopt, for all too often the discarded trappings of Christmas send a shudder down our spine as we see them tumbling across a deserted street, tossed helter and ...
  • Christmas in Thailand The Celebration of Christmas in Thailand is an insti­tution of the church. It does not center around the family as it does in America. Decorating the home and pre­paring home-coming dinners for Christmas is foreign to Thai­land. It is the custom here for young and old to gather together for a church-centered celebration. Last year ...
  • Ideas for Decorating Under a Christmas Tree Don’t forget the area under your tree when you are decorating it. There must be a feeling of oneness between the tree and the under-tree treatment. If snow is suggested in or on the tree, it would be suitable touse snow under the tree as in the “Christmas Tree with Snow” picture.  Here we have a ...
  • Christmas in the Philippines In the Philippines, Christmas is a season in the real meaning of the word. For twenty-two long, lively days, Decem­ber 16 to January 6, the devout Filipinos express the spirit of Christmas with a series of Masses, pageants, and festivals to the background of unending music by carolers and brass bands. Celebrations begin at dawn on ...
  • Colors & Placement of Christmas Lights The lights on your tree are such important elements that they must be considered as part of the color scheme. We can emphasize the “mood” of the tree through the lights we place on it. Blue lights make us think of a cold frosty night; pink ones are sweet and gentle; white ones are reminiscent ...
  • Vintage Christmas Garland From old tinsel garland to Christmas Garland made from beads and everything in between. Take a look at the various types of Vintage Christmas Garland that is available on eBay:
  • Christmas in Iran Christmas in Iran is known as the Little Feast, Easter being known as the Great Feast. For the first twenty-five days of December, a great fast is observed, during which no meat, eggs, milk, or cheese is eaten. It is a time of peace and meditation; a time for attending services at the church. But ...
  • Preparing Your Christmas Tree Allow your tree to remain out-of-doors, protected from the sun and severe winds until ready for use. Rain and snow are good for it. Lacking help from the weatherman, spray the whole tree once or twice to keep the needles moist. About a week before Christmas recut the trunk on a deep diagonal or deep ...
  • Christmas in Bethlehem In Bethlehem for Christmas! Who has not longed to spend one Nativity season here, where still “the silent stars go by”? Frosty winter skies set Judean stars atremble-celestial tapers lighted for the Feast of Lights. The same stars which startled Judean shepherds as they watched their shaggy flocks down in the Field of Boaz and ...
  • How to Make a Swedish Christmas! Crafts – Recipes – Traditions
  • Christmas Pickle Legend The “Christmas Pickle Legend” states that Germans hang a Christmas pickle ornament on their Christmas Tree.  It is the last ornament they place on the tree.  On Christmas morning, the child who finds the Christmas Pickle Ornament will get an extra gift. There are many similar variations on the Christmas Pickle story, but the funny thing ...
  • Christmas in Micronesia At the teacher’s school we learned how Christmas is celebrated throughout the islands of Micronesia, because the students come from all the districts. The greatest thrill for those on the field is to see these islanders plan, rehearse, and put on some appropriate enter­tainment pertaining to the season. This is a great accomplish­ment for people ...
  • How To Make a Wooden Stable for Nativity Scene This Christmas Stable for a Nativity Scene is made of a small wooden box, covered with sawed strips of cedar shingles 1 1/2″ wide. A hole is cut out of the back at floor level to admit a light socket and small blue bulb which rests in the rear animal stall. This is lightly covered ...
  • Choosing the Shape of Your Christmas Tree In selecting your tree bear in mind that the pyramidal form is the one most favored. A good proportion is to have the lowest usable branches (after broken or sparse ends are removed) one half the height of the tree. Measure the width of the spot it is to occupy and buy a tree nearest ...
  • Christmas in Korea Christmas here in Korea was different in many ways from our previous celebrations at home. Tuesday evening before Christmas, the children participated in a pageant at the Seoul Union (English) Church. Their “joy” gift consisted of five pounds of rice, each to be distributed to orphanges, needy families, etc. Christmas Eve, the Korean Christians paraded in ...
  • God Jul: A Swedish Christmas
  • Christmas in Japan Can you imagine December without Christmas? No lighted tree? No gifts hidden away in closets? You can’t imagine such a thing, you who have lived all your lives in a Christian country. But in Japan, schools, banks, and offices are open as usual. Christmas is nothing more than December 25! Of course, there are plenty of ...
  • Swedish Christmas
  • Christmas in Iraq Most of the people of Iraq are Mohammedans, but there are a significant number of Christians. In the Christian homes, Christmas is observed with religious signifi­cance. There is an unusual ceremony held in the courtyard of the home on Christmas Eve. One of the children in the family reads the story of the Nativity from an ...
  • Make Your Own Cone-Shaped Christmas Tree Many Christmas trees are based on cone shape. To make them, decide on the height you want your homemade Christmas tree to be. The height governs the size of the semi-circle you will have to cut out for your tree (Drawing 1). Tweet About these Make Your Own Christmas Tree Instructions… [Tweet “Make Your Own Cone Shaped ...
  • Christmas in Finland Image by p u n t o via Flickr In the Finnish home the Christmas tree is set up on Christ­mas Eve. Apples and other fruits, candies, paper flags,cot­ton, and tinsel are used as decorations, and candles are used for lighting it. The Christmas festivities are usually preceded by a visit to the famous steam baths, after ...
  • Christmas in Armenia Image by TarynMarie via Flickr “How did you celebrate Christmas when you lived in Armenia?” asked Albert of his new schoolmate and friend, who had lived in far-off Armenia at one time. It was the day before Christmas, and both boys had been having a very jolly time looking into the windows of the city’s stores and ...
  • Brief History of the Christmas Tree The evergreen tree which retains its needles or leaves has for centuries and in many civilizations been the symbol of “Life eternal” or “Life triumphant over death.” Fable, legend and history contain many references to man’s attempt through symbolism and celebration to pay homage to this miracle of rebirth. In many of the pagan celebrations the ...
  • Christmas on the Farms of South Africa Image by A.J. Kandy via Flickr “The Lady of the house will hand around cakes and tarts.” The last line of Hofmeyr’s song is by no means an anticlimax: cakes and tarts were regarded as great luxuries among the farming community in South Africa little more than fifty years ago. The population of the land was ...
  • Vort Bread Recipe from Swedan The Swedish household seems to specialize in fancy breads for Christmas-saffron bread, Vortlimpor, fennel bread, cara­way bread. One loaf is to be shaped like a boar’s head, deco­rated, and allowed to remain on the dining room table throughout the holiday. This is regarded as a prayer for next year’s harvest. The vort bread seems the ...
  • Christmas In Cape Town Charles Dickens via last.fm You Can thank the Cape Argus (probably aided by Charles Dickens) for Christmas as we know it in Cape Town. It was a slow growth, but one that can be traced easily enough in the newspaper files. Book after book by Charles Dickens, filled with the Christ­mas spirit, had been arriving in ...
  • History of the Christmas Tree A little evergreen tree or a big one ornamented with bauble and tinsel and gleaming with lights has come to be our symbol of Christmas. All over America and in nearly every country of Europe, extend­ing even to Asia and the far-flung outposts of civilization, this colorful and decorative object has a very special kind ...
  • History of Silent Night Throughout nearly a century and a half, scores of legends have been woven around the conception and composition of the world’s most simple and beautiful Christ­mas song, “Silent Night, Holy Night.” The story itself hardly needs embellishment. Neither scholarly nor mystic interpre­tations are necessary, and one need not even ask what impelled the Rev. Josef ...
  • Christmas In South Africa Image by champagne.chic via Flickr Christmas in South Africa is a summer holi­day. For most people it is an out-of-town day. In De­cember, the southern summer brings glorious days of sunshine that carry an irresistible invitation to the beaches, the rivers, and the shaded mountain slopes. Then the South African holi­day season reaches its height. Schools ...
  • Christmas In The Congo Preparation for Christmas in the Congo begins when some groupis designated to prepare the annual Christmas pag­eant. Sometimes it will be a school group; sometimes it will be the elders or deacons of the church. Christmas Day itself be­gins with groups of carolers walking to and fro through the village, along the roadway, by the ...
  • Selecting A Christmas Tree Theme Why go on doing the same Christmas tree year after year when everyone enjoys a surprise? See how much interest you arouse with Christmas trimmings and ornaments based on one theme. Select an appealing subject, then find as many ways as you can to develop it. Select one theme for the main tree, and trim ...
  • Choosing A Christmas Tree Color Scheme At Christmas, the center of holiday interest is usually a festive tree, radiantly expressing the good cheer of the season. Like other decoration, the tree should harmonize in design, color, scale and spirit with the room in which it stands. It is fun to trim trees that reflect your good taste, have an appealing message, ...
  • Choosing A Christmas Tree Strong branches suited to bearing decorations, an attractive pyramidal form, shiny green foliage and lovely aroma make the balsam fir most desired for Christmas tree use. The needles are soft tipped, enabling you to decorate it with greater ease and preventing the small children from being scratched when they brush against it. Types of Christmas Trees The ...
  • Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from the Vintage Info Network Wishing you and your family all the best during the Holiday Season. And a Happy & Healthy New Year!
  • The Best Christmas Present Ever (video) Enjoy this video that I made of timeless Christmas wisdom from years ago.
  • The Best Christmas Gift is Priceless (1862) Time-tested advice form 1862 that is as true today as it ever was…. The best Christmas gift one can bestow upon child or friend is a happy memory. Money cannot buy it, but it may be procured by the poorest. It can be had by a draft upon patience or a check upon ill ...
  • Old Homestead Winter Scene – Model – Centerpiece (1916) This Old Homestead Winter Scene is a great model to make to be used as a really neat centerpiece, a school project, or just for the fun of it! Just make sure if you are making it as a centerpiece that it isn’t so large that there is no room for the food! ...
  • Easy Winter Window Decoration (1910) This is an easy way to make winter/Christmas window decorations. It actually could be useful anytime of year. As this was popular in 1910, I have no idea whether this is OK to use around kids now-a-days. I also don’t know if this could harm windows if they have special glazing on them ...
  • Homemade Picture Ornament (early 1900’s) This Christmas ornament was originally made to be a “needle-book”. I think it would make a nice gift as just a regular ornament. Get creative with this one and try different types of string, embroidery floss, thin ribbon, even yarn. Put a picture of a favorite scene, favorite relative, animal or a ...
  • Vintage Christmas Woodworking Patterns – Yard Art – Christmas Displays Make Your Own Unique, Eye-Catching Christmas Displays Don’t put up the same BORING decorations that everyone else has… Do something DIFFERENT this year! Are you bored with seeing the same Christmas decorations EVERY year? Giant blow-up Santas (been there, done that), icicle lights (they don’t really look like icicles – do they?) and -eeks- faded plastic ...