Beauty will save

Beauty in everything

Vintage Christmas

Retro photograph of Christmas

Vintage Christmas. Retro photograph

Vintage Christmas and history of Christmas tree lights. In 1917, when Albert Sadacca was 15, there was a terrible fire in New York City, it had been caused by a Christmas tree catching fire, for in those days Christmas trees were still lit by placing candles on the branches. Now it just so happened that Albert’s family, who had come from Spain, had a novelity business selling wicker cages with imitation birds in them that lit up. Albert suggested to his parents that they begin making electric lights for Christmas trees.They had lots of bulbs on hand, and it would be much safer than using candles.

X-mas tree in Connecticut

Vintage Christmas tree in Connecticut

The Sadaccas thought Albert had a good idea, but only one hundred strings of electric Christmas tree lights sold in the first year. After Albert thought of painting the bulbs red, green and other colors instead of using plain glass, business picked up sharply. Albert became the head of multi-million dollar company.

Retro photograph of Christmas

Vintage Christmas

Each Christmas finds me dreaming
Of days that used to be,
When we hid presents here and there,
For all the family.

Retro photograph of Christmas

Vintage Christmas

Each Christmas I remember
The fragrance in the air,
Of roasting turkey and mince pies
And cookies everywhere.

Retro photograph of Christmas

Retro photograph of Christmas

Each Christmas finds me longing
For Christmases now past,
And I am back in childhood
As long as memories last.

Carice Williams

Vintage Christmas

Retro photograph of Christmas

Vintage Christmas
Christmas Past
Each Christmas I remember
The ones of long ago;
I see our mantelpiece adorned
With stockings in a row.

Vintage Christmas

Retro photograph of Christmas

Vintage Christmas

Vintage Christmas

Retro photograph of Christmas

Retro photograph of Christmas

Retro photograph of Christmas

Retro photograph of Christmas

Retro photograph of Christmas

Retro photograph of Christmas

Retro photograph of Christmas

Retro photograph of Christmas

Merry Christmas antique greeting postcard beginning of the twentieth century

Merry Christmas antique greeting postcard beginning of the twentieth century

Old fashioned family Christmas greeting card

Old fashioned family Christmas greeting card

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

Sally Phipps

Sally Phipps