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The 2019 Personalized Ornament Contest

by | Thursday, December 19, 2019 | 5 comment(s)

And the winner is...4. Kristina Thank you to all of our contestants who submitted their ornaments for this competition, and a special thank you to all those who voted! Personalized Christopher Radko ornaments are a great way to mark a special moment, create a timeless keepsake, or let someone know you care. If you are interested in customizing a personalized ornament of your own, check out our Personalization Collection at Christopher Radko Gallery. Click Here Every year, we get to hear the...

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The History of Christopher Radko Designer, Joseph Walden

by | Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

Joseph Walden was one of the first originally hired Christmas ornament designers for Christopher Radko. We chatted with him to hear about how he got his start with the company, what's up and coming for the Radko world, and his greatest source of inspiration. CRG: As one of the first original hired Christmas ornament designers who worked with Christopher, how have you seen the brand evolve over time? What changes have you enjoyed seeing implemented? JOE: I’m just about to celebrate my 20th year...

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Your Co-Workers Need Christopher Radko Ornaments

by | Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

Holiday gift giving is a great way to show employees or clients your appreciation for all the hard work and dedication they have put in throughout the year, and if you are still looking for the perfect corporate gift, look no further than hand-crafted Christopher Radko Ornaments. With a wide variety of both traditional and playful designs, you can find a holiday gift that matches the spirit of your office, business or brand. Client Gifts If you run a business where you work with individual...

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The History of Gingerbread Houses

by | Friday, November 1, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh gingerbread baking in the oven to signal the official start of the Christmas season! From festive gingerbread men to decked-out houses, the tasty treat of gingerbread has evolved into a decorating staple of the Christmas season. Whether you’re a make-it-from-scratch gingerbread purist, or you prefer to buy the kit and get straight to the decorating, odds are your Christmas season is influenced by this sweet treat. But where did we get this tradition...

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20 Halloween-Themed Christopher Radko Trees

by | Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

Every year, there are a few Halloween-themed ornaments released amongst the latest Christopher Radko designs. To create a full tree's worth of Halloween ornaments would take years to accomplish! We sought out the best Halloween tree of 2019 with a photo contest. Congratulations to Michael for winning! These collectors are no strangers to the tradition of making a tree for this October holiday. Take a look at the spooky and spectacular that Halloween trees have to offer.  Amy...

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2019 Exclusive Ornament Signing Event!

by | Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 0 comment(s)

Christopher Radko Gallery is proud to present our very own exclusive signing ornament! A significant honor for any Radko dealer, only specific organizations are granted the opportunity to host a signing event. One of the benefits of being a top Radko retailer is that we get to host our annual signing event at our very own store! What is a Christopher Radko signing event you might ask? These special events are when we invite the Senior Radko Ornament Designer into our retail store to sign the...

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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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