Drawing From Memory – Visit The Retro Christmas Card Studio

All of The Retro Christmas Cards in our collections begin on my drawing table. I literally “draw” from my holiday memories and turn them into a greeting you can share.  The Retro Christmas Card Company began back in 2004 with a small line of Retro Christmas cards. Since then we have added Retro Ornaments, Retro […]

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree – A Tradition

Is there anything quite as grand as an evergreen dressed for the holidays? Today we’re unwrapping a few fun facts to toast the grandest, most famous tannenbaum of all, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. A Humble Beginning Hoping to bring a little joy to their depression-plagued city in 1931, construction workers at New York City’s […]

How Mid-Century Ad Agencies Created The Thanksgiving Of Today

Shopping for Tom and all the trimmings, mid-century style. From parades to pecan pies, Thanksgiving is filled with tasty traditions we look forward to all year long…  Now that it’s finally time for America’s most anticipated meal, we’re celebrating with a look back at a typical mid-century Thanksgiving with the help of a few vintage […]

‘Tis The Season For Toys! – These Happy Mid-Century Memories Will Last Forever

The 50s and 60s brought us so many fun, new ways to play. We’re remembering a few vintage favorites on the blog today. A Vintage Toy Holiday Gift Guide The toys may be long gone, but the happy memories will last forever. Here are a few of our mid-century faves.   For The Traditionalist  These toys […]

Santa’s Soda Shop Creamy Hot Cocoa For A Crowd – Merry Makers Recipe!

We’ve combined cocoa + chocolate in this rich, creamy, crowd-pleasing recipe. Sure, it’s decadent, but isn’t that what holiday parties are for?  Creamy Hot Cocoa For A Crowd  Ingredients  1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 6 cups Whole Milk  14 ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk 2 cups Heavy Cream  2 teaspoons Vanilla  16 ounces Semi-Sweet Baking Bar […]

Merry Mid-Century Modern Homes For The Holidays

We continue our love-affair with Frank Lloyd Wright’s homes today with a short history of our latest crush, the Elam House. “The mission of an architect is to help people understand how to make life more beautiful…”Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired by a 1948 trip to Wright’s home, Taliesin, S P Elam and his wife hired […]

Retro Hocus-Pocus! Black Cats Holiday Fun!

Today we’re stirring up some Creepy Retro Cat Tales and Bewitching Treats for you! First on the list of Frightful Feline Films is one of our favorites: The enchanting 1958 movie Bell, Book and Candle. It’s a little Halloween, a little Christmas, and a whole lot of fun. What more could we ask for? Jimmy […]

Welcome to Christmas in the 1950s!

It was a simpler time filled with sock hops and soda shops. Where optimism + merriment were found on every corner and the whole world felt a little brighter. Today we remember scenes from those happy Christmas days with a list inspired by Perry Como’s song, “A – You’re Adorable”, because, alphabetically speaking, we think […]

Let’s Deck The Halls With All Things Retro
 And Learn A Few Card Tricks, Too

Turn your home into the merriest mid-mod around with The Retro Christmas Card Company. It’s easier than you think. Gather inspiration from these fun ideas. Our new designs are stocked and now is the perfect time to take a virtual stroll through our store. Be inspired by artfully designed cards, ornaments, bunting, tree skirts and […]

Retro Christmas Checklist + Seasonal Calendars

The most wonderful time of the year officially begins right about now. Let our Retro Christmas Checklist + calendar pages help you plan to make this a season to remember. Cheers! Get the house guest-ready. Now’s the time to stock up on fresh linens, towels and special touches for out of town visitors. You’ll rest […]

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