Hello My Retro Christmas Loving Friends!

wbhome_mantel_960.jpgCome with me as I explore the Blogosphere and write entertaining and valuable Christmasy blog entries for you to enjoy. I love the opportunity to share my thoughts and ideas with other retro enthusiasts who are also addicted to Christmastime. I am the designer and illustrator at WhatsBuzzin.com… now also known as The Retro Christmas Card Company! Much easier to remember and actually makes a bit of sense.  Sometimes we get all caught up in the moment, you know? So here we are, years later, updating the shop and our name – we hope that you think it is for the better.

I also want to take this opportunity to tell a bit about the history of WhatsBuzzin.com.

cab callowayWhy… “What’s Buzzin’?” as your jingle bell time Swing Dance Christmas Card by WhatsBuzzin.comCompany Name? My husband and I fell in love with the swing era whilst learning to swing dance way back in the year 2000. I was also the freelance graphic designer at the time for Savoy South, a wonderful dance community in Tampa Bay. As we learned to dance and progressed to Lindy Hop we learned more about the music of the original Jazz musicians that played for the original Lindy Hoppers back in the early days. Starting as early as 1927, swing was the biggest musical movement that ever inspired dance. It was long lived, to me it never passed, and was heard on every radio show right up ’til the advent of Rock and Roll and Television. Ok that being said there once was a fella by the name of Cab Calloway. A high flying spirit that was a musician, Big Band leader and singer – You will know him by many songs including Caldonia! , Minnie the moocher, and HiDeHo. I was struck by a lesser known swingin’ 1942 song called “What’s Buzzin’ Cousin! Ha, There it is! Take a listen – it will brighten your day – just like the cards from WhatsBuzzin.com… aka Retrochristmascardcompany.com!

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