Santa’s image is associated with a broad range of Christmas antiques and vintage decorations, from dolls and figurines to snowglobes, chocolate molds, dinnerware, Christmas tree ornaments, assorted paper and even Coca-Cola Christmas items (the company featured Santa prominently in its ads in the 1930s and beyond). Companies like Waterford and Woolco mass-produced Santa figurines for decades. And many other vintage Santa decorations are unique works of folk art, having been hand-crafted from paper mache and other materials.
Interviews & Articles
The following piece tells the story of how Santa Claus came to be, from his debut in 1844 to his evolution from New Year’s icon to… [more]
About 42 years ago, my wife, Darla, went to a very large white elephant sale and found a box of antique Christmas ornaments. She t… [more]
I grew up in a home without any antiques. As a small kid, I started decorating my parents’ home for Christmas. I don’t know what i… [more]
The following is a history of these wondrous little artifacts called cardboard Christmas village houses - a history devoted to est… [more]
Ever wonder about that box of vintage Christmas decorations in the attic? From wooden nutcrackers to glass Christrmas tree ornamen… [more]