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Sweet Christmas Memories From the Attic

Vintage Christmas Stickers

During my dad’s move to his new house, many memories were unearthed. We found things none of us had thought about in years. But this find is particularly dear to me.

Vintage Christmas Stickers


I thought I’d got all the Christmas decorations I grew up with when my mother died, but packed away in the attic were these Christmas stickers, or “seals” as they’re called on the packages.

As a child, I LOVED these! I wanted to put them on Every. Single. Package. Momma didn’t. She thought they were tacky. Mainly because she bought them at the five and dime. For the same reason, she didn’t like the pine cone elves that I adored either, but that’s another story for another day. So, since she didn’t like to use these, they remained packed away in a box in the attic.

Look! You could spell people’s names! How cool is that? There are more letters floating around in the box.

Vintage Christmas Stickers


You could say Merry Christmas with silver stickers:

Vintage Christmas Stickers


Or put a shiny, metallic paper wreath or poinsettia on the package:

Vintage Christmas Stickers


My absolute favorites were the trees. Blue, red, silver, gold…. but oddly, no green. I believe I liked the blue ones the best.

Vintage Christmas Stickers


These Christmas stickers were from the late 1940s to early 1950s. I’m not really sure. I expect she bought them as a young bride – who happened to work at a five and dime at the time. But I specifically remember them in the early 1960s. I have a distinct memory of them then. I can still smell the glue on the back.

What will I do with them? I certainly won’t use them on packages. Can’t bring myself to do that, but perhaps I’ll figure out a way to display them. Maybe just in a bowl?

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Hi! I'm Wanda, the owner of Just Vintage and this is my blog where I talk about buying, selling, and decorating with all things vintage. I want to help you learn what to buy for resale and maybe give you inspiration in decorating, even if it's what NOT to do.
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