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Gift Wrapping In Vintage Style For An Old Fashioned Christmas

Nov 23, 2015 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

We love the look of old-fashioned Christmas packages and wrappings. Recreating a vintage look this holiday season is easy with papers, tags and tapes made by Italian paper maker, Cavallini. With gorgeous reproduction vintage artwork, these heavy-weight Italian-made holiday wraps are sure to give your gifts a very special look that’s sure to make them

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Santa Claus Land

Jan 28, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

In the early ’40s, retired industrialist Louis J. Koch conceived a retirement community in Indiana. During his travels, he visited Santa Claus, Indiana, only to be heartbroken for countless children. Families would travel to the town and children would be horribly disappointed to find that Santa Claus wasn’t even there. So, Koch opted instead to

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Filed under: Remember When, Retro Memories Tagged with: Christmas, theme parks

Coca-Cola Polar Bears Define My Retro Christmas

Dec 20, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

I’ve collected several things in my life, some to a greater extent than others. Stamps? Not so much. Coins? For a brief time—starting with that fold-out penny holder, remember those starter kits? Baseball cards, until I reached the age of twelve or so and realized spending 50-cents a week on a seven card pack with a wretched stick of

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It’s …Kitschmas Time!

Dec 09, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Kitsch. It’s been around (officially, at least), since the 1800s.  And, while most people couldn’t define it even if they were on JEOPARDY!, you all know it when you see it. The hula girl on your buddy’s dashboard. The Kit-Cat Klock with the swinging tail and shifting eyeballs in your grandma’s kitchen. The screaming-yellow corded phone with the

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When It Comes To Eggs? Nog Makes the Grade

Dec 07, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Eggs. Sure, they’re a food staple and a fave for many worldwide. Me? I’m not one of those people. For yours truly, when it comes to eggs, they’d better be cooked into brownies or a cake, because that’s about the extent of my yolking around. That said, however, I recall a Christmas gathering my parents threw, circa 1975 or

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Filed under: Deliciously Retro, Retro Memories Tagged with: Christmas, holidays

Retro Planet Staff Christmas Picks: Rebecca

Nov 14, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Since they work behind-the-scenes all year, we asked the Retro Planet staff to go through the online catalog and share what they want (or want to give) this Christmas. Writer Rebecca is cross between a comic book geek and retro enthusiast. Here’s what she’s begging Santa for this year. Green Retro Wall Clock When I

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Filed under: Retro Planet Products Tagged with: Christmas, gift ideas