We welcome everyone to browse our site to get a glimpse of what have to offer, but there’s so much more that is available exclusively to members! If you really want to be a part of the Golden Glow then you should consider becoming a member.

Membership in The Golden Glow of Christmas Past® is a family affair. Each membership is a “household” membership, so that all persons living in a single mailing address household are considered full members in the Golden Glow.

As a vintage and antique Christmas collectors’ club, the Golden Glow has something for every level of collector. By joining the Golden Glow on an annual basis, you will receive a subscription to The GLOW, our vintage Christmas collecting magazine, which is mailed in February, April, June, August, October and December.

The GLOW Magazine is filled with wonderful articles and photos provided by our knowledgeable members. It includes information on new research, collecting tips, services, news about current happenings, and other collectors.

As a member of The Golden Glow of Christmas Past®, you can attend and participate in our Annual Convention hosted by members in a different city each year somewhere in the continental United States, usually in July, but occasionally in August. There is a convention registration fee to attend, separate from membership annual dues.

Golden Glow conventions are a great place to connect with like-minded people and talk about everything Christmas. It’s our way of celebrating Christmas in July (or August!). Meet new collectors or catch up with old friends. Find out what’s new in the world of Christmas collecting. Break out the eggnog and mistletoe, and rock around the Christmas tree! Enjoy the camaraderie of networking with other collectors of antique Christmas and learning from your peers.

When you join The Golden Glow of Christmas Past®, the gifts just keep on coming. As a member, you will have the opportunity to buy back issues of The GLOW Magazine or peruse our Newsletter Archive with issues going back to 1980! This archive is an invaluable resource of information for the vintage Christmas collector.

If you are a dealer of vintage and antique Christmas, another great benefit of becoming a member is having the opportunity to list your website in our Vendor Directory. This is a wonderful place to get some extra exposure for your business. If you sell old Christmas lights, ornaments, and decorations, you simply MUST be connected with the Golden Glow membership! We have a very active members-only Vintage Christmas Marketplace on Facebook and our Annual Conventions are the biggest vintage Christmas buying/selling event on the planet!

So what are you waiting for? Join right now−the magical world of our vintage Christmas collectors’ organization is only a few clicks away!

Why You Should Become a Member

Discover a whole world of reasons to join the world’s largest organization dedicated to the knowledge and collecting of vintage and antique Christmas. Connect with other members and their collections, receive our world-class magazine, attend our annual conventions, and open access to our extensive online resources.

Become a Member Now

Joining The Golden Glow of Christmas Past® is fast and easy. Enroll immediately online with a credit/debit card or your PayPal account, or complete the downloadable form and mail in a check.

About The Golden Glow of Christmas Past®

Give the Gift of the Golden Glow

Give the gift of Christmas Past that lasts all year long. Includes subscription to The GLOW magazine, full access to the members-only areas of this website, access to exclusive Facebook groups, and eligibility to attend the Annual Convention.

Membership Map

The Golden Glow of Christmas Past® has grown into an international organization of vintage and antique Christmas collectors. Take a look at this map and see where our members live.


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Regional Organizations

While The Golden Glow of Christmas Past® has grown into an international collector’s organization, there are several regional groups which have also developed over the years. These Regional Organizations are not formally affiliated with the Golden Glow.