Sunday, November 23, 2014
Be Inspired: 1960's Christmastime
When the holidays begin rolling around I always think on how I can make my holiday a little bit more old-fashioned. Looking at photos from Christmas's past is what inspires me to bring a little of the past into my own holiday celebration and into the lives of my family.
I have fond memories of my Christmas's from my childhood. We had ornaments from the 1960's-1970's hanging on our tree, which was real. The smell of pine was sweet in our living room and we also had this amazingly annoying but sort of neat attachment that was in the shape of a ball that would tweet. I miss that annoying tweeting. It reminds me of the Christmas's I had in the apartment where my mother lived. It warms my heart like hot chocolate warms the tummy,
Having three small children can pose a challenge in attempting to bring a little more vintage into the holidays only because you really don't want your four or five year old to break something accidentally. For now, I am slowly incorporating things that I know they can handle. We started a tradition of having hot chocolate in some 1950's Santa mugs. We make cookies for Santa the night before with vintage cookie cutters. I have Christmas classics from the 1940's and 1950's blasting through the air as we begin the holidays decorations the day after Thanksgiving.
Looking at all the Christmas photos from the 1960's makes me feel inspired and eager to begin to celebrate the season.
Elves on shelves, decorating the Christmas tree, and family portraits, just some of the fun to be had during the Christmas season.
What decade inspires you during Christmastime? In what ways have you implemented vintage into your holidays?