Take a look at the ancient roots of Halloween and its traditions.
Halloween has become one of the biggest and most widely celebrated holidays in the U.S.A., but few know of the history and true origins of the autumnal festival. While it is known today as a holiday of candy, costumes and scares, it only vaguely resembles its ancient roots. Here we take a look back at the history of the spooktacular holiday, in honor of our ancestors who still may wander this world on Halloween night!
The 4th of July, election day or any American holiday is the perfect day to display your patriotism and fly the American flag.
Steeped in tradition, the symbol of our union has flown proud as we grow as a nation. Show off your patriotism and celebrate this 4th of July by learning a little bit about the storied history of the American flag!
Traditions Year Round Holiday Store is thrilled that we are able to bring these Johanna Parker EASTER AND PATRIOTIC pieces back in conjunction with Bethany Lowe!
We listened! After we announced we were bringing back some retired Halloween & Christmas figures, we immediately got requests for some of your favorite Easter and Patriotic figures. We are so happy we can bring these back and help you all fulfill your collecting dreams!
Traditions Year Round Holiday Store is thrilled that we are able to bring these Christmas pieces back in conjunction with Bethany Lowe!
We listened! After we announced we were bringing back some retired Easter, Patriotic and Halloween figures, we immediately got requests for some of your favorite Christmas figures. We are so happy we can bring these back and help you all fulfill your collecting dreams!
Do you love Johanna Parker designs? You are in luck!
Traditions paired with Bethany Lowe to bring back some of your Johanna Parker favorites that had been retired. For those of you that have been begging for these to come back, 2021 is your year! Let the collecting begin!
Meet the wonderful new artist Pamela Plant who brings exclusive designs to Traditions!
One of our favorite things at Traditions, well besides decorating for all of the holidays....is finding new folk artists! Last year we were lucky to find Pamela Plant through social media and now we collaborate with her and her partner through JPD Designs, Johanna Parker to feature her products at Traditions. Our exclusive designs from Pamela are so popular, mostly because our customers and collectors love that they are handmade by an American artist, but also because they have a vintage, yet kitschy feel that works well with the kind of decorating we all like to do!
Let's find out fact from fiction regarding St. Patrick and why we celebrate him every March 17th.
St. Patrick's Day has been a well known holiday in the United States for centuries, but there are still a lot of misconceptions about the saint and the holiday itself. Today, St. Patrick's Day conjures up images of green outfits and ever-flowing beer taps, but what you don't know is this holiday is steeped in old world legends and traditions honoring Ireland's tumultuous past. After you discover the rich history of St. Patrick's Day, you'll never look at the holiday the same way again!
Uncover the romantic theories behind the origin of Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day is a day of love and kindness towards the people who are most special to oneself. Every February 14th, people all over the world exchange gifts as expressions of their love for another. But how did that tradition begin, and who is this Valentine guy? Let's take a look at what we think are the ancient origin's to the holiday of love, and uncover it's dark history.
Johanna Parker creates some of our most popular items, but ever wonder how she started? Over the years we've come to know Johanna well, so we thought we could dive a little deeper to discover her creative process and what inspires her. From her television production past to her current business ventures, discover how Johanna Parker bravely followed her dreams to become one of our most favorite artists... and friends!
Ever wonder how Lori MItchell creates her famous holiday figures?
Lori Mitchell is a classic American folk artist that has been creating figures for every holiday for over 20 years. Inspired by nursery rhyme illustrations, children's fairy tales and nostalgia, it is Lori's intent to bring her collectors back to the magic of childhood! She designs small tabletop figures for every holiday, each one with a whimsy and smile that add to your holiday vignettes. Take a look at her creative process!