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.

Vintage recipe - Classic walnut pie (1991)
Classic walnut pie (1991)

This retro recipe for a classic walnut pie is a lot like America’s beloved pecan pie, but it gets its delicious crunch from walnuts instead. Try it!

Springtime fancy cake (1953)
Springtime fancy cake (1953)

In this ’50s recipe for springtime fancy cake, a homemade yellow cake is spread with green buttercream frosting, then adorned with marshmallow flowers.

Vintage 7-Up cake recipes
7 vintage 7-Up cake recipes

Try one of these vintage 7-Up cake recipes with lemon-lime soda! ‘Never before have you had a cake so light, so airy, so high, and with such a delightful new flavor.’

Classic cocktail vintage recipes for drinks from 1940s
How to make 30 classic cocktails & drinks (1946)

Love those classic cocktails? Get the recipes here for some of the finest from the 40s: Gin Rickey, Creme de Menthe Frappe, Hot Toddy, Side Car, Pink Lady, Stinger, Champagne Cocktail, Manhattan, Daiquiri & more!

Cranberry-raisin pie recipe (1948)

If you’ve never thought of putting luscious, ruby-red cranberries into a pie, hurry and find out how royally delicious this Ann Pillsbury creation really is!