Decade Recap: GDA's 100th Anniversary Videos

100 Years with GDA

After the dust settled on Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ special 100th Anniversary issue, the edit team did a little of their own research and further discussed interesting facts about each decade. This video series will take you through each decade of the issue, including the 1920s, The War Times of the 1930s and 40s, the Post-War Boom of the 1950s, the Swinging 1960s, The Decades of Growth, the age of Millennials, Present and Future, as well as the top 100 gifts of the century.

 

 

 

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  • Age of Millennials

    Age of Millennials: Eco-Friendly Machines

    Age of Millennials: Eco-Friendly Machines

    These days, Millennial shoppers want not only a great retail experience, but a cause they can support. Listen up the GDA team—which just so happens to be three Millennials—on ways to target these influential shoppers. Sponsored by Dallas Market Center.

    Added November 17, 2017 | Permalink

  • The Art of Collecting

    Decades of Growth: The Art of Collecting

    Decades of Growth: The Art of Collecting

    Hummels, Precious Moments figurines, Willow Tree angels, Ty beanie babies…we all have something we collect, but why? The GDA edit team delves into the popularity of collecting, the psychology behind it, plus favorite collectibles. Sponsored by Vera Bradley.

    Added November 10, 2017 | Permalink

  • The Swinging Sixties: Valuable Customer Experiences

    The Swinging Sixties: Valuable Customer Experiences

    The Swinging Sixties: Valuable Customer Experiences

    The edit team, including the newest GDA addition, Senior Editor Alex Herring, discusses how stores in the 1960s improved the customer experience and made shopping more convenient. Video sponsored by AmericasMart Atlanta.

    Added November 3, 2017 | Permalink

  • Plush Collectibles of the 1950s

    Post-War Boom: Plush Collectibles of the 1950s

    Post-War Boom: Plush Collectibles of the 1950s

    The edit team discusses the popularity of Dream Pets and Dream Dolls in the 1950s—a new fact they’ve learned since the August 100th Anniversary issue. Plushes are still popular today, though in different styles. Video sponsored by Duke Cannon.

    Added October 27, 2017 | Permalink

  • War Time: Entertaining Accessories

    War Time: Entertaining Accessories

    War Time: Entertaining Accessories

    During the 1930s and 1940s, the game of Bridge was all the rage, and it created the need for very different hostess necessities. Editor in Chief Lenise Willis and Managing Editor Anne-Marie Earl discuss game night at their house and how it differs. (Video sponsored by Kurt S. Adler.)

    Added October 20, 2017 | Permalink

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    1920s: The Evolution of the Candle

    1920s: The Evolution of the Candle

    The edit team discusses just how far the industry has come, starting with simple pillar candles and candleholders in the 1920s, through the decorative wicks and vessels we see today. Video sponsored by Mountain Mamas.

    Added October 5, 2017 | Permalink