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Collecting vintage Christmas is easy when you become a member of the Golden Glow of Christmas Past, a wonderful non-profit organization focusing on the education and history of antique and vintage Christmas ornaments, lights and decorations. Founded in 1980 as a small group of like-minded Christmas light bulb collectors, our club has grown into an international organization that holds a large convention in a different city each summer. Our next annual convention will be in Lancaster, Pennsylvania July 17-20, 2019.

The “Glow” focuses on Christmas items made or manufactured 40 years prior to the current year. So, this year our organization focuses on Christmas ornaments, lights, decorations and history prior to 1979. All are welcome to join, no matter what level of collecting or knowledge you have. Members of the Golden Glow of Christmas Past receive six bi-monthly issues of THE GLOW Magazine each year. Another benefit of membership is having access to our complete website, featuring wonderful articles, a searchable database of back issues of THE GLOW Magazine, member forums, a buy/sell marketplace and a virtual museum room featuring pictures of members’ collections of antique and vintage Christmas.

While the rest of the world has to spend 364 days without the joy of Christmas, at the Golden Glow of Christmas Past, everyday is the most wonderful time of the year!

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Golden Glow Chairperson

Merry Christmas!

Yes, it's always Christmas here at The Golden Glow of Christmas! I want to personally welcome you to our website and invite you to have a look around. Paid membership to The Golden Glow of Christmas Past allows access to special “members only” sections of this site with a password and username provided to you when you join and pay your annual membership. It also allows access to the closed Facebook pages for member collaboration and Marketplace. If you are not yet a member, and love collecting or learning about vintage Christmas ornaments, lights and decorations, please join our wonderful group today, by selecting Become a Member or Vintage Christmas Collectors Club from the header above.

The Golden Glow of Christmas Past® is an international non-profit 501 c (7) organization open to all enthusiast.  You don’t have to have a huge collection, or be an expert collector, you only need a love of vintage and antique Christmas to join. Whether you collect Shiny Brites, blow molds, bubble lights, kugels or any other form of vintage Christmas, the Golden Glow is the organization for you! Everyone is welcome to join. The 2,000 plus members worldwide are a group of diverse and passionate collectors.

If you’re still undecided, each summer we hold a magical Christmas convention where members from around the world come to buy and sell antique Christmas items, attend informative lectures about Christmas antiques, socialize and have fun. The conventions hosted by members are held in cities across the US. If you love collecting vintage Christmas, you will find a lot of friends in the Glow! Enjoy the magic of our website, look around, and plan on staying a while, there’s a lot here to see…and even more once you become a member. Join Today!

All the Best,
- Michael McKenzie - Chairperson , The Golden Glow of Christmas Past

Why should you join The Golden Glow?

By joining the “Glow” on an annual basis, you’ll receive a subscription to THE GLOW, our antique Christmas collecting magazine, which is mailed in February, April, June, August, October and December. THE GLOW is published by a volunteer group of dedicated members. It includes information on new research, collecting tips, services, news about current happenings and other collectors.

There’s plenty o’reasons to join the “Glow”. Join Now

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