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August 08

THE EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING--HALLOWEEN IS COMING!

2021....not only is there excitement to get out of the house and see everything in person, but a lot of our customers tell us they are going to have a spooktacular Halloween bash, one that will put the doldrums of 2020 behind them! Let the Halloween decorating and collecting begin!


August 07

The Long and Winding Road of Christopher James' Life

It's always fascinating to listen to someone's personal story, or in Christopher's case his life history! All the parts of Christopher James' life add up to a very interesting, creative and intricate story that at times is hard to believe, but the enthusiasm with which he tells it is infectious and put you on the edge of your seat. Get drawn in by the wonderful, inspiring tale that is Christopher James!


July 29

DEE HARVEY - SHE REALLY LOVES WHAT SHE DOES!

Dee Harvey is back and better than ever!

Dee Harvey's passion for handmade goods is expressed in her line of personally crafted designs, which have been reproduced in perfect detail by vendors like Bethany Lowe and currently ESC and Company. As an avid collector, she finds inspiration from vintage treasures. As an artist, she works to pass on the tradition and to capture the imagination of the past!


July 23

"SCENE" AND HEARD AT THE ATLANTA, 2021 JULY GIFT MART!

We just got back from the 2021 Atlanta July Gift Market. Another successful trip has been completed!

We are stocking up on decor, ornaments and artist creations for all of the 2022 spring holidays. Here's a sneak peak at some of the amazing items that you can soon find at Traditions!


July 19

Samhain: The Origins of Halloween

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!


July 03

HOORAY FOR THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE!

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!


June 14

It's Crystal Clear we love Vintage by Crystal!

We are featuring Vintage by Crystal, a wonderful line of figures and ornaments handmade in America.

We are thrilled to be carrying the American made Vintage by Crystal line at Traditions. These embellished spun cotton creations will be the collectibles of the future!


June 01

MORE Exclusive Johanna Parker Figures!

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!


April 08

Exclusive Johanna Parker Christmas Figures!

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!


March 11

It's a Johanna Parker Palooza!!!

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!


March 18

DEE FOUST HARVEY--ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE!

Dee Foust Harvey's passion for handmade goods is expressed in her line of personally crafted designs and has been reproduced in perfect detail by many vendors throughout the years.


March 12

Pamela Plant of Stan & Stew St. Patrick's Day Decor and Ornaments

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!


February 20

Who was Saint Patrick?

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!


January 07

The Mysterious Beginnings of Valentine's Day

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.


July 19

Interview with Folk Artist Johanna Parker

Her Creative Process and What Inspires Her!

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!


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