Trending: Top 10 Most Collectible and Nostalgic Christmas Decorations For 2018

1. Light Up Ceramic Christmas Trees…most of the ones you will find are from the 1980’s. They are making a come back and are sought after for the holiday season. On average the trees cost around $50.00. Below is a picture of one for sale on ETSY.com by SaraJanesCeramics 

2. Antique Glass Ornaments…most of these are German made and hand blown from the late 19th century and early 20th century. If you find ones in their original box they are worth more. Look for boxes that say Woolworths or Shiny Brite on them. You can purchase groupings of these ornaments for $40.00 to $100.00. Below is a grouping of ornaments for sale on ETSY.com by cherryshop

3. Vintage Knee Hugger Christmas Elves…these are the predecessors to the 21st century Elf on The Shelf tradition. These vintage elves started showing up in the 1940’s and 50’s. Look for a signature mark that says JAPAN or MADE IN JAPAN. They sell for $10.00 to $20.00 a piece. The one below is for sale on ETSY.com by CajunPicker

4. PUTZ Glittery Christmas House…The PUTZ houses stem from a Central European tradition based in Bohemia  and Moravia where children would collect  items from nature to build Christmas villages. The newer glittery PUTZ houses were manufactured in Germany and Japan in the 1930’s to 50’s. A dazzling collection can make a very quaint centerpiece. Look for a signature mark on the bottom that either says West Germany or JAPAN. They sell for between $10.00 and $20.00. A pretty little house featured below is for sale on ETSY.com by thearlybirdsworms  

5. Vintage Bubble Lights…These bubble lights were a fun and whimsical mid 20th century Christmas tradition. They clipped onto tree branches and lit up with bubbles inside. They marveled the children. Very few Christmas trees have featured these lights in recent years, but this year they are making a come back. A strand in mint condition and in the original box sells for around $50.00. Below is a set for sale on ETSY.com by LandofVintage

6. Red Flocked Reindeer..the post WWII era of the 1940’s that found families back together celebrated holidays with pops of color and childlike wonder. These red flocked reindeer pranced around Christmas trees and centerpiece arrangements. They sell for $10.00 to $15.00 a piece depending upon their size. A pair featured below is for sale on ETSY.com by ApplachianRevival

7. HOMCO Holiday Figurines…These adorable ceramic figurines started being manufactured in the late 1940’s and continued being made up into the 1980’s. Many of us enjoyed these adorable little creatures as part of our 1970’s and 80’s childhood holidays. They can sell for around $10.00 to $15.00 a piece. The cute snowman set below is for sale on ETSY.com by JechorysVintageDecor

8. Vintage Christmas Glasses/Tumblers…These drinking glass sets were manufactured in the 1950’s and 1960’s when classy barware was at a fashionable high. A set comprises six glasses and sometimes they have a glass caddy/carrier. It is difficult to find a complete set since some have broken over the course of time. A complete set sells for $30.00 to $50.00. The set below is for sale on ETSY.com by CapeCodModern     

9. Vintage Handmade Holiday Placemats…Many of these handmade matching placemats adorned the dinner tables of American homes during the 1960’s and 1970’s holiday seasons. They often have a quilted look to them and are very colorful. A complete set of eight or more without stains can sell for $30.00 to $50.00. The set below is for sale on ETSY.com by TwoBeContinued

10. Christmas Golden Books…The more collectible holiday Golden Books are from the 1960’s. Depending upon the condition and copyright year they can sell for up to $20.00 a book. A first edition book will sell for the highest amount. A first edition book will either say first edition inside the cover or it will not render a copyright date at all. This holiday season it is a fun and festive idea to place traditional holiday stories around the home for family and guests to enjoy; place them on coffee tables and guest room nightstands. The pair below is for sell on ETSY.com by SweetMemoriesVintage

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