The Bottom Line
Want to find out about things you definitely need, but didn't even know existed? Subscribe to Celebrate 365!
Although some might balk a bit at the $48. yearly subscription, that is usually far less than the cost of just one holiday collectible. Do I think it's worth it? Well, I've subscribed for all ten years, so I must be a satisfied customer.
- The best photography in the business!
- Learn what's hot before stuff even appears online.
- Profiles of well-known, popular artists and companies
- New and upcoming artists are featured -- learn about them before they get popular!
- Comes with a subscription to Glasslinks, an online email list where collectors keep in touch and informed.
- Not convinced? Try a sample issue for $12.
Guide Review - Celebrate 365 - A Journal for Ornament Enthusiasts
When the newsletter started, the majority of the pages were black and white, but are now full color and worthy of awards for both the cover designs and well-laid out articles. Although there are advertisements sprinkled throughout the magazine, particular care is taken with them to compliment the articles and the collections shown in each particular copy.
October 2009's issue is a particular joy for Halloween collectors, especially the centerfold of Ghouls, Ghosts and Halloween Delights showcasing 24 different designs from a variety of companies and artists. This particular issue has features on Robert Brawley, the Halloween Fanatic; Behind the Design with Johanna Parker that is a step-by-step photo spread on creating a piece of folk art and Behind the Design with Lori Rudolph, an interview with the cover artist who is also known as RetroRudolphs on Etsy and (retro-rudolphs)eBay.
Another feature I've enjoyed is Meet the Folk Artists an occasional feature that showcases a variety of upcoming folk artists with short profiles, contact information and photographs -- 16 this month alone.
There is only one problem with the magazine -- I find too many new things I "need". It's definitely responsible for helping to increase my holiday collections ten-fold. But if I didn't get it, life wouldn't be nearly as much fun!