Santa Claus Postcards – Colorful Records of Yuletide Past VIDEO

In this video, Jim Thomas introduces the art of collecting Santa Claus Postcards.  He breaks the collectible categories down by Subject/Topics, Artist/Dates, and Series/Variations, as well as postcard types including Embossed, Mechanical, Add-Ons, Fade-A-Ways, Silks, Non-Color, Real Photos, Hold-to-Light, Transparencies, and touches…

“Christmas Movies and Music” – Minnesota October Event

  On the second weekend in October 2019, the Minnesota contingent of Glow members and neighboring friends gathered at the Eagan Community Center for the 32nd annual Minnesota October Event (MOE). Sixty-three enthusiasts, including folks from six additional states, came to celebrate…

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the Snowman is a lucky guy! Why, you say? Well, Frosty is in the middle of celebrating TWO birthdays! That’s right…TWO! How is that possible? Let us tell you all about it. We recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first…

Celebrating the Holidays in Russia

Dear Friends, I have been asked to write about Russian traditions about celebrating a New Year. It is our favorite holiday, much more than Christmas. Actually we only started once again to celebrate Christmas in 1991. It was celebrated earlier in Russia,…

Gingerbread Men

When you think about gingerbread at Christmas, probably the first thing that comes to mind is the flat, spicy cookie that is made into men whose heads you bite off! Did you ever wonder why “gingerbread men” are shaped like men in…

Rudolph is 80 Years Old!

“‘Twas the day before Christmas, and all through the hills… The reindeer were playing, enjoying the spills.” Sound a little like The Night Before Christmas? Well, that was not an accident! Everyone was already quite familiar with Clement C. Moore’s story and…