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Mid-Century Women Enjoying Real Christmas Trees - Flashbak

The gallery of mid-century women enjoying fake Christmas trees is glorious. But if all that aluminum leaves you hankering for the look of real pine, we've got pictures for that, too.

150 Best Christmas Gifts in a Jar

These Christmas gifts in a jar are perfect for friends, neighbors, teachers or for anyone looking for budget-friendly gift ideas for family.

120 Festive Christmas Appetizers

Bring one of these creative appetizers to your Christmas party! These Christmas appetizers include dips, spreads, finger foods and much more.

gingerbread boozy fudge

Spread Christmas cheer with easy gingerbread boozy fudge for homemade holiday gifts. Filled with vodka, for grown-ups only, video recipe.

vintage christmas photos 1950s - Bing images

Who Remembers…Wing’s, Kresge’s, Grant’s & Thomas’ Department Stores? - New Bedford Guide

Here is another installment in our Who Remembers? series. You can browse previous articles by using

Doll House 1942

Dated December 25, 1942. Looks like a pretty serious doll house to me. Found OH.

Anything Goes - Celebrating the 20s

I wonder if this shot is from the Christmas she spent in France? She described having an absolutely enormous tree that year.


Christmas Time is finally here, It only comes but once a year. It's a time to spread good cheer, To those we love and hold dear. Christmas is a time of glee, A time when peace and love run free. A time for those like you and me, To sit beneath the Christmas Tree. Christmas is a time of joy, A...

Make a young heart glad at Waltzinger's -- State Journal advertisement from 150 years ago

This State Journal advertisement ran on Nov. 29, 1865: Here comes Santa Claus! Once more! Come and see the large stock of holiday goods of all varieties, patterns and prices,

5 Decades of Christmas Trees

We enjoyed looking back at 5 Different Decades of Dinner Parties last month. So much so that we’re now comparing five different decades of Christmas tree decor. Funny how much it’s changed.• 1900’s: This tree is broader than what we’re used to today – more pear-shaped. And look how the top smashes right into the medallion on the ceiling. Image via Wikipedia • 1920’s: Even broader!

Chocolate Bark Candy Recipes

It’s that time of year. Chocolate Bark Candy has got to be the easiest candy in the world to make. Start with chocolate almond bark, candy melts, baking chocolate or even chocolate chips and then add in your favorite mix ins. There is no wrong recipe for it. Add in candy, cookies, nuts, even bacon....

No Bake Orange Creamsicle Truffles!

Old-Fashioned Homemade Peppermint Candy DIYs - Little House on the Prairie

“Then they plunged their hands into the stockings again. And they pulled out two long, long, sticks of candy. It was peppermint candy, striped red and white. They looked and looked at the beautiful candy, and Laura licked her stick, just one lick.” Little House on the Prairie While the peppermint sticks that Mr. Edwards... Read More »

Healthy Chocolate Fudgesicle Recipe

This health-conscious frozen treat is a far cry from the one you had at summer camp.