Jingle in July: Vintage Christmas Celebration

Greetings, fellow vintage lovers and Christmas aficionados! The sun may be shining, and the beach might be calling, but here on our cozy corner of the internet, we’re channeling a winter wonderland with a kitschy twist. Yes, it’s that magical time when we blend the nostalgic charm of yesteryear with the sun-soaked joy of summer—welcome to Christmas in July!

Vintage Vibes: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Imagine stepping into a time capsule where tinsel shimmers, Santa sports a Hawaiian shirt, and the scent of freshly brewed coffee mingles with the sweetness of candy canes. That’s right, we’re taking a trip back to the 1950s and 60s, when Christmas was all about big, bold decorations, and the spirit of the season was captured in the most delightfully kitschy ways.

Mid-Century Modern Merriment

Vintage Aluminum Christmas Tree
Vintage Aluminum Christmas Tree

Nothing says mid-century modern like a sleek aluminum Christmas tree adorned with vibrant, colorful ornaments. Picture your living room bathed in the warm glow of vintage fairy lights, casting a festive hue over your cherished collection of retro baubles. Add a few classic mid-century furniture pieces, and your space is ready for the ultimate Christmas in July celebration.

Pinup Perfection: Fashion to Flaunt

Vintage Christmas Fashion
Vintage Christmas Fashion

Let’s not forget the fashion! Channel your inner pinup girl with playful, flirty novelty print swing skirt, and cherry red lipstick. Imagine greeting your guests in a darling vintage-inspired apron, serving up frosty eggnog and festive treats with a smile that rivals the twinkle of your Christmas lights.

For the gents, think dapper with a twist: Hawaiian shirts in holiday prints, bow ties, and perhaps a jaunty Santa hat. After all, Christmas in July is all about embracing the unexpected and having a little fun with tradition.

Collectibles and Curios: Deck Your Halls

This is the perfect time to showcase your collection of vintage Christmas decorations. From ceramic Santa figurines to glittering tree toppers, each piece tells a story of holidays past. Create a whimsical display on your mantel or a festive centerpiece for your July soiree. And don’t forget the stockings—hang them with care, and maybe even fill them with summer-themed goodies for a unique twist.

Spread the Cheer: Kindness and Compassion Year-Round

Christmas in July is more than just festive decorations and joyful gatherings—it’s a reminder to spread the spirit of kindness and compassion every day. Just as we go the extra mile to make others feel loved and cherished during the holiday season, let’s carry that warmth into our everyday lives. Small acts of kindness, like a thoughtful note, a warm smile, or helping a neighbor, can brighten someone’s day. Volunteer your time at local charities, donate to those in need, or simply lend an ear to a friend. By embracing the essence of Christmas—generosity, empathy, and love—we can make every day a little brighter for everyone around us. Remember, it’s the little things that create the biggest impact, and there’s no better time to start than now.

Closing Thoughts

Christmas in July is the perfect excuse to blend your love for all things vintage, kitsch, and mid-century modern with the sunny spirit of summer. So, deck the halls, don your pinup finest, and raise a glass to the most whimsical, wonderful time of the year—no matter the season!

Remember, it’s not about the date on the calendar but the joy in your heart and the sparkle in your eye. Here’s to celebrating Christmas in July with all the charm and cheer of a true vintage holiday. Cheers, darlings!

Craving even MORE vintage Christmas magic?


Dive into a treasure trove of Vintage Christmas Ceramics history, discover forgotten manufacturers, and feast your eyes on stunning photos of vintage decorations, all in one fabulous book! Unwrap the magic of Christmas past and add this gem to your collection.

Uncover even more festive history, rare collectibles, and the stories behind those treasured decorations. My Vintage Christmas Collecting Series is your one-stop shop for everything vintage Christmas. Don’t miss out!

Get your twinkle on with the Starry Eyed Santa top, and other vintage kitschy designs available in a wide range of styles to suit everyone:

  • Sizes: Small through 4XL, ensuring a perfect fit for all body types.
  • Colors: Choose from winter white, sleek black, and more.
  • Women’s, Men’s, Unisex Styles:

Find your perfect looks and spread the cheer in style at Crazy4Me Style Shop!

The Best Holt-Howard Christmas Collectibles Insider Guide

Holt-Howard Starry Eyed Santa Salt and Pepper Shakers
Holt-Howard Starry Eyed Santa Salt and Pepper Shakers

In our exclusive, best Holt-Howard Christmas collectible insider guide, learn why these ceramics are so collectible and why prices are skyrocketing for these treasures. Holt-Howard’s vintage Christmas collectibles are renowned for their captivating charm and nostalgic allure, transporting us to a bygone era of festive celebrations. Join us in uncovering the stories behind these cherished pieces and learn how to build your own remarkable collection.

I have a blog post about collecting Holt-Howard Pixieware you can read that has information and some history about the Holt-Howard company and how it started, why they moved their ceramic manufacturing to Japan and has some neat pictures of the famous Holt-Howard Pixieware collectibles if you want to learn a little bit about the company.

Yasmina Greco collecting vintage Christmas

Last week we published post number 1 in our Vintage Christmas Collecting Series on collecting vintage NOEL sets and this week’s post is all about collecting Holt-Howard Christmas goodies so grab your favorite beverage, sit back and relax as I share some of my favorite Holt-Howard collectibles with you.

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Kitsch Creations: Vintage Cards for Modern Memories

Welcome to a nostalgic adventure with my latest line of vintage kitsch greeting cards, these kitsch themed cards are perfect for modern memories and rafted to transport you to a bygone era while adding a unique touch to every occasion. My kitsch range features vintage Pyrex-inspired patterns to retro Halloween, Vintage Christmas, Mid-Century too, find the perfect card for your occasions.Visit the Crazy4Me Cards shop.

This eye-catching range includes delightful designs inspired by Pyrex patterns, eerie yet charming retro Halloween themes, vivid floral prints, and cheerful birthday greetings. Additionally, we offer a selection of heartwarming encouragement cards for those days when you or your loved ones need an extra boost of positivity.

With new designs introduced every week, my kitsch cards promise to be a continually expanding treasure trove of vintage-inspired cards for every occasion. Join us on this journey as we help you commemorate life’s special moments with a dash of retro enchantment.

Ready to explore the world of Kitsch Greetings? Visit the Crazy4Me kitsch card site and start your voyage through time today!

Top Vintage Santa Value Tips: Determine Worth Easily

Holt-Howard Starry Eyed Santa Collection
Holt-Howard Starry Eyed Santa Collection

Don’t miss the opportunity to acquire a coveted Santa or Holt-Howard Christmas decor this season or determine the value of your existing collection! With prices for in-demand items set to rise, it’s the perfect time to strategize your holiday shopping or assess your Starry Eyed Santas’ worth. Use our latest Christmas Price Guide to kickstart your search or valuation process. In this post, we spotlight the charming Starry Eyed Santa, a must-have piece featuring its iconic atomic Starry Eyes. Discover pricing and availability details below to enhance your festive decorations or evaluate your current collection. Enjoy the holiday season!

Welcome to the vintage Christmas collecting series. If you’d like to review our multi-part guide you can find that here and learn about vintage Christmas collectibles from the 1950s-1960s.

Holt-Howard Starry Eyed Santa Collection
Holt-Howard Starry Eyed Santa Collection

Starry Eyed Santa

You can’t have Christmas without Santa Claus and there is no Santa as whimsical and charming as the Holt-Howard Starry Eyed Santa line of Christmas ceramics. It’s easy to see why, with his amusing charm, Mid-Century atomic starburst eyes, merry whiskers, and gold flecks, Santa Claus exudes wonderful kitschy cuteness, and many can’t wait to grow their collections with this range. The Starry-Eyed Santa has always been incredibly collectible and highly desired by collectors but this year his popularity has dramatically increased, and prices have skyrocketed.

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Sourpuss Clothing: Vintage Christmas Meets Kitchmas Delight

Sourpuss Clothing Deer Me Sweets
Sourpuss Clothing Deer Me Sweets

Get ready for a festive post Sourpuss Clothing: vintage Christmas meets kitchmas delight. I unveil the fabulous world of Sourpuss Clothing, a brand that marries vintage charm with retro fun.

This size-inclusive brand caters to a diverse range of tastes, from pinup and punk rock to tattoos, kustom culture, monsters, rockabilly, and kitsch. Join me on this exciting journey to explore the one-stop shop that is Sourpuss Clothing!

Being the kitschy Christmas lover that I am, I was over-the-moon happy when I saw these Sourpuss Deer Me Sweets dresses and I could not wait to try them on and show you just how gorgeous they are. I am wearing the Deer Me Sweets dress in Cinnamon and the Deer Me Sweets Dress in Pine.

Yasmina Greco Sourpuss Clothing Deer Me Sweets Dress Cinnamon
Yasmina Greco Sourpuss Clothing Deer Me Sweets Dress Cinnamon
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Collecting Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – The Best Tips

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Today’s post is about the most famous reindeer of all –  Rudolph. The reindeer with the shiny red nose that leads Santa Claus on his sleigh ride around the world in just one night. Rudolph has been sharing his charm with us all since 1939. It wasn’t too long after, that Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer would become a part of Christmas for families all over the world. If you are interested in collecting Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer then keep reading for the best tips!!

Welcome to the 2021 vintage Christmas collecting series. This is our second post in our series for 2021. Our first post is all about Holt Howard Starry Eyed Santa and you can find it here. If you’d like to review our 2020 six-part guide you can find that here and learn about vintage Christmas collectibles from the 1950s-1960s.

Rudolph was created by Robert L. May, who worked as a copywriter for the Montgomery Ward department store chain and published the story in a brochure for promotional purposes in 1939. The store began preparing for Christmas almost one year earlier when they hired May to write a Christmas story that could be purchased by customers.

Christmas giftware, decorations, and ceramics were at their peak of cuteness (my opinion) in the 1950s-1960s. And it was George Zolton Lefton who founded the Lefton China Company in 1939 in Chicago, Illinois and produced many items from dinnerware sets to Christmas decorations and everything in between and, that includes the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer set.

Lefton’s Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer set includes:

  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer bowl
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer mug
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer salt and pepper shakers
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer planter (Rudolph’s nose lights up)
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