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How to Decorate a Halloween Tree

by | Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

Our holiday hearts are so overjoyed that tree decorating is not just reserved for Christmas! Whether or not you’ve heard of it yet, decorated Halloween trees are all the rage. Swap out the red and green for a collection of cobwebs, ghouls, and pumpkins galore for a striking tree that will stun all of your trick-or-treaters! Starting with the base, you can totally transform your tree from the classic Frasier fir to a spooky Halloween tree with a technique as...

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Where is Christopher Radko Now?

by | Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

Occasionally, a fan of our Polish-made ornaments wonders to themselves, “what happened to Christopher Radko?.” Due to his disappearance from the public eye, rumors of Christopher Radko’s death began circulating amongst ornament fans. Don’t worry! Not only is Christopher Radko alive, he’s living out his dream. Source: The Cavender Diary Most people know the origin of Christopher Radko's ornaments. In his early 20’s, Radko accidentally caused their family Christmas tree to fall, which ended up...

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A Time to Give Back: Charity-Focused Ornaments from Christopher Radko

by | Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 1 comment(s)

The month of September is packed full of days that focus on bringing awareness and support to many important issues and causes. Just to list a few, this month is dedicated to both Childhood Cancer and Alzheimer’s Awareness. September 11th is Patriot Day, and September 18th is National HIV/AIDS Day as well as National Aging Awareness Day. In addition to these examples, there are countless other days in September dedicated to recognizing certain charitable...

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What You Didn't Know About Your Christopher Radko Tags

by | Saturday, September 7, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

One way to be sure your Christopher Radko ornament is authentic is by identifying the oval tag attached to the each and every ornament topper. Each tag features the Christopher Radko logo and a brief paragraph describing the nature of the ornament and goal behind each handcrafted design. Underneath this paragraph, you will find the name and item number of design which is helpful if you ever need to reference your ornament in anyway. The rectangular product tag was replaced with an oval design...

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Christopher Radko Wedding Gift Ornaments

by | Saturday, August 31, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

Coupled with the excitement of a wedding invitation is often a daunting task: finding the perfect wedding gift. In search of a stand out gift for the newlyweds? Look no further than the Christopher Radko collection of ornaments! Sure to be cherished for years, an ornament from Christopher Radko shows the happy couple how much you care about them. Whether you’re commemorating an engagement, a wedding or a special anniversary, an ornament from Christopher...

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Christopher Radko Exclusive Ornaments

by | Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

Christopher Radko ornaments are loved for many reasons, but specific ornaments that pair exclusivity to our store is a main drawn for Christopher Radko Gallery's fans' continued adoration. Our gallery offers an incredible array of ornaments that are exclusive just to our store! Rare in design and detail, these exclusive ornaments range from baby’s first Christmas to new home or even a fun vacationing Santa. The opportunity to own and collect an exclusive...

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Gifts for a New Homeowner

by | Saturday, August 17, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

After the stress of moving, there’s nothing like a meaningful housewarming gift to make new homeowners feel at ease. Whether you’re a visiting family member, a close friend or a business partner, taking the time to give a gift to a new homeowner goes a long way. When a family member purchases their first home, it calls for a celebration! This momentous occasion is such a special time in a family member’s life that deserves to be commemorated in a way that...

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The History Behind Santa's Look

by | Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

Whenever you hear the name Santa Claus, a certain iconic image tends to come to mind. The red suit and hat with a white beard and bag of toys in tow instantly enters our imagination, but have you ever wondered why that is? What history is there behind the image of Santa we’ve all come to know and love? The truth of the matter is that our beloved Santa Claus's story dates all the way back to the 3rd century! Good Ol’ St. Nick Santa Claus traces his earliest roots all the way back to the monk St....

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Christopher Radko Shiny Brite Ornament Collection

by | Monday, July 29, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

The Shiny Brite collection from Christopher Radko celebrates the history and joy found in vintage ornaments. Dating back to the 1940s and 1950s, Shiny Brite ornaments were popular around the start of World War II. With the war affecting glass imports from Europe, ornament makers had to get creative to find a new way to source their materials. Max Eckhardt created the Shiny-Brite company and began sourcing glass ornaments out of upstate New York and shipping...

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2019 Mid Year Ornaments are Finally Here!

by | Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

With summer in full swing, Christmas can feel so far away. Luckily, the Christopher Radko Mid Year Collection gives us a chance to get excited about Christmas in the middle of all the warm weather! An anticipated event every year, the release of these new ornaments feature of few of the most exciting designs of the entire year’s collection. Here's an exclusive sneak peek to let you know just what you will find in the 2019 Mid Years! Sweet & Sugar A trademark of Christopher Radko ornaments is...

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Surf & Sun Collection

by | Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

It might be the middle of summer, but it’s always Radko season when you celebrate with ornaments from the new Christopher Radko Surf & Sun Collection. With the summer heat in full spring, embrace the hot weather with these beach-inspired ornaments that will make it truly feel like Christmas in July. Pulling inspiration from all things surf, sun and sand, these ornaments feature bright and bold colors with nautical features and plenty of summer charm. Image...

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How Radko Dome Ornaments Are Made

by | Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

We've already written about how Christopher Radko ornaments are made, from the first artistic rendering, to the mold creation process, all the way through the fine, hand-painted details that make Christopher Radko ornaments so beautiful and unique. But beyond the stunning artistry of the standard glass-blown ornaments are the distinctive Dome ornaments, which are specially made to resemble a snow globe. Christopher Radko Christmas Cottage Ornament 1019670 European glass blower artisans...

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The Top 100 Radko Ornaments of 2019

by | Saturday, May 25, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

Calling all Christopher Radko collectors; you won't want to miss out on any of these top sellers for the 2019 ornament collection! All Radko ornaments are special and every collector or Radko lover has different favorites, but each year we try to highlight the 100 top selling ornaments from the current Christopher Radko ornament collection. With over 600 ornaments in each year's collection, it is impossible to include them all! 1. Holiday Harlequin Santa Christmas Ornament 1019770 2. Bella...

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What Inspires Ornament Designer Joe Walden?

by | Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

--> With a catalog dating back over 30 years, it would be easy to believe that Christopher Radko ornaments have done it all. From The Beatles to hand-painted Santas, it would seem like every idea for an ornament has already been created! We talked with Joseph (Joe) Walden, Design Director for Christopher Radko to find out how he stays creative and fresh with his ornament's designs. CRG: When you first start designing a new ornament, where do you start? Where do you tend to get...

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Our Favorite Past & Present Radko Ornaments

by | Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

At Christopher Radko Gallery, we found that working for our magical company has sparked a passion for these beautiful Christmas ornaments. We love Radko ornaments just as much as all of you! Any devoted Christopher Radko collector is bound to know some ornaments are able to speak to your heart more than others. Here's some of our staff's favorite vintage Radko ornaments and from the 2019 collection on our website. Jennifer's Favorite Ornaments VINTAGE: Friends Indeed (1011325) is from the...

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