Blow Molds

All About Blow Molds (and keeping them where you want them) By Carrie P. Sansing The question comes up all the time, “How do I keep my blow molds from tipping over?” But first, what exactly is a blow molded Christmas decoration?…

Christmas Pinbacks

An Introduction to Christmas Pinbacks by Gordon Harkins Success! From the late 1890s until the 1940s, celluloid and lithographed tin buttons swept the nation – as an advertising tool that is. The pinback button promoted everything from favorite political candidates to the…

Cottons

Cotton Ornaments by Randee Malmberg Once upon a time, from about 1870 to the early 1900’s, German cottage craftsmen from the Thuringian and Frankfurt areas created wonderful ornaments of pressed and spun cotton wool. They made fruits and vegetables, human figures, and animals…

Christmas Memories

Christmas Memories… with Bob and Diane Kubicki Most of us have some very early, happy, and nostalgic childhood memories our family’s Christmas tree. For me, my grandmother’s tree triggers my most vivid memories. My grandmother, born in 1900, was a concert pianist…

Intro to Bubble Lights

A Quick Primer on those Magical Bubbling Christmas Lights by Gene Teslovic Bubble-Lites or Bubble Lights? What’s the difference? For the purpose of this article, we will be talking about “bubble lights,” the category of antique Christmas lighting that started in the…

A Welcome from Our Founder

Stepping Back in Time…to the Glow’s Beginning by Jerry Ehernberger, Founder Hello and welcome to the Golden Glow of Christmas Past! What you see now is a far cry from our humble beginnings! It all goes back to my earliest memories and…