6 Ways to Add a Little Nostalgia to Your Christmas Decor

Vintage and retro Christmas decor brings back fond memories and can make any space feel playful. Grab that box of Shiny Brites and add a little whimsy to your Christmas decor this year.

1. Vintage Storybook Garland

If you have a vintage or replica Christmas storybook or vintage Christmas cards, turn them into a garland. We love Rain on a Tin Roof's idea for making a vintage storybook garland. You'll never look at those old cards or storybooks the same way again.

2. Vintage-Inspired Christmas Crackers

Vintage Christmas crackers are simple to make and are an adorable addition to your holiday table. We love how Life Is a Party used a retro Christmas Golden Book to make these darling crackers. Follow her simple tutorial to make your own holiday table decoration.

3. Vintage Bells and Baubles

A subdued color scheme mixed with vintage bells and baubles adds vintage charm and cheer. We love how Shabbyfufu uses a neutral palette and soft blues to elevate her vintage decor. It's simultaneously restful and retro -- so chic!

4. Vintage Toy Trucks

Place a mini flocked Christmas tree in the bed of a vintage toy truck for a quick and darling way to add a retro touch to your Christmas decorations. Put your decorated truck on a table or mantel, or group some together for added holiday appeal. We love all the easy ways to dress up vintage toy trucks, holiday-style, from Robb Restyle.

5. Gather Your Glassware

Utilize glassware to display vintage ornaments or create a small winter scene on a table, counter, or mantel. We love Fox Hollow Cottage's idea of grouping glassware on a table to create a Christmas centerpiece. Faux snow, vintage decorations, and ornaments arranged in glass containers make a great vintage display.

6. Place Ornaments in Unexpected Places

bucket with ornaments

If you have unique or colorful ornaments, or even ornaments with broken hangers, showcase them in an unexpected place. We love this idea of featuring ornaments beneath a Christmas tree -- how clever!

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