Vintage holidays

Old-fashioned holidays and traditional celebrations

Take a step back in time and revisit these vintage articles and authentic guides to old-fashioned holidays and traditions from celebrations of the past! We have hundreds of classic holiday recipes, plus home decor, party plans, photos and much more!

You can easily browse recipes, articles and more by your favorite old-fashioned holidays — Christmas, ThanksgivingHalloween, Valentine’s Day, Easter — by event, such as birthdays, weddings — or by season: springsummer, winter & fall.

Cherry butter jewels cookies recipe
Cherry thumbprint Christmas cookies

These rich and tender cherry thumbprint Christmas cookies have bright and colorful button centers, made by placing pretty halved red or green candied cherries into the middle of each one.

Old-fashioned hot cross buns recipe
Old-fashioned hot cross buns recipe

Here’s an old-fashioned hot cross buns recipe from the 1960s, plus two more from 1912, so you can pick your favorite way to make some classic Easter buns with real vintage flavor.

1999 Rice Krispie house Christmas holidays
How to make a Rice Krispies gingerbread house

A Rice Krispies gingerbread house – or Christmas cottage – made from crispy rice cereal is easier and faster to put together than most conventional gingerbread houses! Here’s how to do it.

Chocolate crinkle cookies with powdered sugar
Chocolate crinkle cookies with powdered sugar

These big chocolate crinkle cookies are covered in powdered sugar before they’re baked, and come out of the oven with little cracks in the snowy sugar. This classic recipe comes from the 1980s, and uses unsweetened cocoa.

Old-fashioned baked apples with walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, and raisins
Old-fashioned baked apples

Raisins and walnuts, delicately flavored with the flavors of cinnamon and orange, are wonderful surprises awaiting you with your first spoonful of these delicious old-fashioned baked apples!