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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. The Golden Glow was founded in 1980 by Jerry Ehernberger as a club bringing together a small group of like-minded Christmas light bulb collectors. That little club has since grown into an international organization that holds a large convention in a different city each summer. Our next annual convention will be in Norfolk, Virginia, Tuesday-Saturday, July 13-17, 2021. Registration will open in February 2021.

    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 1981. 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!


    A message from our Chair

    Golden Glow Chairperson

    Merry Christmas!

    Welcome to the Golden Glow of Christmas Past®! We are a non-profit vintage Christmas collectors' organization with members around the world. If you love old Christmas, I invite you to become a member of the Glow. A Glow membership has many benefits including six issues a year of our fabulous GLOW Magazine, published exclusively for members! While you are here, please take a tour of our website and also join us on Facebook.

     

    All the Best,
    - Joe Meyers - 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.


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