How to Organize a Vintage Christmas

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We all enjoy spending time preparing Christmas season, a special time to bring family together. It's time for cards, decorations, food recipes and, of course, kids!
They also treasure those festivities aiming to help making stuff of their own. Agitated and excited most of the time, they upset people around being important to keep them busy and entertained.

Preparing all in advance it's necessary to reach our goals and usually we begin to organize things sometime before.
The idea about choosing a theme for Christmas decorations and activities occurred to me and I immediately thought about vintage ephemera.

I searched the Web for free vintage graphics to download not only for decorations and food, but also kid related activities to amuse and occupy them, cutting and colouring, biding and gluing or just watching movies.

Cards

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A Victorian mother and her four children gathered around a decorated Christmas tree. They are framed within a wreath of holly and berriesOld World Christmas Image – Baby Jesus and MaryFree Vintage Image ~ Christmas Postcard Santy’s BeenVintage Christmas Image – Starry Winged AngelVictorian Christmas CardChristmas postcard ca 1900
A Victorian mother and her four children gathered around a decorated Christmas tree. They are framed within a wreath of holly and berries
A Victorian mother and her four children gathered around a decorated Christmas tree. They are framed within a wreath of holly and berries | Source
Old World Christmas Image – Baby Jesus and Mary
Old World Christmas Image – Baby Jesus and Mary | Source
Free Vintage Image ~ Christmas Postcard Santy’s Been
Free Vintage Image ~ Christmas Postcard Santy’s Been | Source
Vintage Christmas Image – Starry Winged Angel
Vintage Christmas Image – Starry Winged Angel | Source
Victorian Christmas Card
Victorian Christmas Card | Source
Christmas postcard ca 1900
Christmas postcard ca 1900 | Source

Advent Calender Ideas

After sending your Christmas cards why not make an advent calender? Everybody loves small surprises every day.

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DIY vintage advent calendarour countdown to christmas.
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DIY vintage advent calendar
DIY vintage advent calendar | Source
our countdown to christmas.
our countdown to christmas. | Source

Wraping paper and tags

Printing wraping paper and tags gives a special and unique touch to your gifts.

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Christmas is a time for givingFREE Printables ~ Gift TagsPrint your own Christmas wrapping paper {and free printable}Custom Vintage Photo Giftwrap
Christmas is a time for giving
Christmas is a time for giving | Source
FREE Printables ~ Gift Tags
FREE Printables ~ Gift Tags | Source
Print your own Christmas wrapping paper {and free printable}
Print your own Christmas wrapping paper {and free printable} | Source
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Custom Vintage Photo Giftwrap
Custom Vintage Photo Giftwrap | Source

Retro decorations and ornaments

You can print all these paper goods and craft your own decorations. It's easy, nice, cheap and so much fun!

Make garlands, wreaths and ornaments, table and wall decorations, gifts and a lot more you may think about.



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Create the look of a vintage Christmas ornament with a few simple materials.A Retro Christmas CribChristmas DecorationsFrom ornaments and signs, to pillows and cards – vintage images can make your projects that much more spectacular. Christmas Ornaments Christmas Napkin Rings with vintage images and colored paper.
Create the look of a vintage Christmas ornament with a few simple materials.
Create the look of a vintage Christmas ornament with a few simple materials. | Source
A Retro Christmas Crib
A Retro Christmas Crib | Source
Christmas Decorations
Christmas Decorations | Source
From ornaments and signs, to pillows and cards – vintage images can make your projects that much more spectacular.
From ornaments and signs, to pillows and cards – vintage images can make your projects that much more spectacular. | Source
Christmas Ornaments
Christmas Ornaments | Source
Christmas Napkin Rings with vintage images and colored paper.
Christmas Napkin Rings with vintage images and colored paper. | Source

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Recipes

Holidays are a great time to serve family recipes passed down from mothers to daughters. Grandmothers are always the kitchen queens and we remember their foods for ever.

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Disney Characters in the Kitchen:  Revisiting A Childhood RecipeSurprise holiday cake! You make it with Campbell’s tomato soupCandle-light Christmas cake recipeThis collection of seasonal recipes dates from December 1945. The recipes were produced by the Ministry of Food during the period of food rationing in Britain during and following the Second World War
Disney Characters in the Kitchen:  Revisiting A Childhood Recipe
Disney Characters in the Kitchen: Revisiting A Childhood Recipe | Source
Surprise holiday cake! You make it with Campbell’s tomato soup
Surprise holiday cake! You make it with Campbell’s tomato soup | Source
Candle-light Christmas cake recipe
Candle-light Christmas cake recipe | Source
This collection of seasonal recipes dates from December 1945. The recipes were produced by the Ministry of Food during the period of food rationing in Britain during and following the Second World War
This collection of seasonal recipes dates from December 1945. The recipes were produced by the Ministry of Food during the period of food rationing in Britain during and following the Second World War | Source
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Kids Activities

Let your kids enjoy old paper toys self made. All they need is coloring pencils and scissors.

Children Paper Activities

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Betsy Mcall December 1954Paper dollsCut and put together Christmas paperwork  A Santa Claus paper doll from A. W. Nugent, 1938Children Paper Activities for Christmas
Betsy Mcall December 1954
Betsy Mcall December 1954 | Source
Paper dolls
Paper dolls | Source
Cut and put together Christmas paperwork
Cut and put together Christmas paperwork | Source
 A Santa Claus paper doll from A. W. Nugent, 1938
A Santa Claus paper doll from A. W. Nugent, 1938 | Source
Children Paper Activities for Christmas
Children Paper Activities for Christmas | Source

Christmas movies and animated cartoons

Children and grown-ups enjoy Christmas old movies and animations. There are a bunch of them over the net. Ask around which are the preferred ones, those everybody still remember and make a playlist.

Here is the first Popeye's Christmas episode but there are so much more in colours or black and white.

Vintage Christmas Tunes by Various Artists

While preparing everything why not listen retro tunes by well known artists.?

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aesta1 2 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

Love these old pictures. Reminds me of a more meaningful Christmas.


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Margaridab 2 weeks ago from Lyon, France Author

It's so pleasant to remember good days..

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