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8+ Vintage Christmas Decorations That Are Making A Comeback

When it comes to trends, some come and go never to be seen again, while others keep coming back time and time again. The same can be said about certain Christmas decorations that are both retro and fun at the same time.

Check out these cute vintage ideas that are surely making a comeback. Let me know which one is your favorite.

1. Tinsel

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Why did tinsel ever go out of style? I always liked it. I remember when I was growing up we would always put tinsel on our Christmas tree.

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2. Aluminum Christmas Tree

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If you don't want to get tinsel all over your pretty house I don't blame you. But, you can also just get an aluminum tree like this.

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3. Vintage-Inspired Wrapping Paper

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Nowadays, you can still scour online stores that carry retro-inspired paper with images of old-school Santas, vintage village scenes, and various retro stripes and plaids.

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4. Kissing Balls

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These kissing balls made of mistletoe were so popular because when two people are caught underneath one of these, they're supposed to kiss. What's not to like?

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5. Vintage-Inspired Advent Calendar

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I wish I'd kept some of my old vintage advent calendars from back in the day. They were so pretty and definitely quite nostalgic.

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6. Snow Globes

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I'm absolutely obsessed with snow globes. They're so fun and whimsical. I love how they depict certain vibes like wintery snow scenes. I can't resist them.

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7. Handmade Decor

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Sure you can go out and buy those stockings to hang on your mantle but isn't it more fun to DIY your own instead? I think so.

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8. Vintage Christmas Toys

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Just like the ceramic trees, vintage-inspired Christmas toys like the Nutcracker are such a fun memory. I want to bring these back to my house too.

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9. Jingle Bells

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I think I found one of these in my ornaments box a while back. They're always so much fun especially when you have kids. Until they're not because of the noise, ha, ha.

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10. Popcorn Garland

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I have to confess something: A popcorn garland wouldn't last long in my house. Why? Because I would totally eat it. I love popcorn too much.

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11. Handmade Paper Garland

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Back in the day, we always used to make our own colorful paper garland. It was a Christmas tradition and we re-used it for many years.

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12. Christmas Tree Color Wheel

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Apparently this was a favorite '50s and '60s gadget that projected multicolored light wherever you pointed it. Most people usually aimed it at the Christmas tree. I've never seen one in real life, though!

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13. Vintage Santa

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Nothing brings back more Christmas nostalgia than good 'ole Saint Nick. I think these retro Santas are so cute and a perfect accent to your Christmas decor.

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14. Pixie Elves

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You can thank Elf on the Shelf for this resurrection of the pixie elf. I'm really digging these vintage elves. They're so much more mischievous looking than elves these days.

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15. Bottle Brush Trees

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I dunno when these came out but it seems that lately, they've been making a huge comeback. There are even tutorials on how to DIY them.

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16. Retro Holiday Cards

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Just like vintage-inspired holiday wrapping paper, retro holiday cards are so beautiful. Especially when you gift them to your parents or grandparents who can appreciate them.

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17. Retro Holiday Plates

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Forget those fancy modern plates. Christmas dinner is best served on these awesome retro holiday-inspired plates, especially if they're been saved from generation to generation.

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18. Matching PJs

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There's nothing cuter than the whole family dressing up in matching festive holiday PJs for Christmas. It has basically become an Instagram tradition of sorts lately.

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19. Family Game Night

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OMG, I remember family game night like it was yesterday. Whatever happened to it? Oh, yeah... life. LOL! I need to bring back this cool tradition for Christmas.

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20. Shiny Brite Ornaments

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You know what, I actually still have tons of vintage shiny brite ornaments just like these. And they're my favorite part of dressing up my Christmas tree.

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21. Family Movie Night

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On the same token, watching old holiday movies never really went out of style. At least not in my family. We always enjoy re-watching the classics.

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22. Ceramic Trees

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I remember having a few of these around a long time ago. Too bad I don't have them anymore. They were fun to display around the house.

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Oh my gosh looking at these vintage Christmas decor ideas and traditions brings back so many fun childhood memories for me.

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I'm totally feeling nostalgic here. Those were the good 'ole days.

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