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That’s a wrap with Tom Tracy Learn how the gift-wrapping experts here at MacKenzie-Childs present pretty packages that are just as special as what’s inside the box. ...
That’s a wrap with Tom Tracy Learn how the gift-wrapping experts here at MacKenzie-Childs present pretty packages that are just as special as what’s inside the box. ...
Holiday traditions to treasure

Holiday traditions to treasure

It’s time to celebrate treasured holiday traditions and maybe even make some new ones. With that in mind, we asked Rebecca Proctor, our creative director and chief brand officer, and Patience Brewster, the creator of our Patience Brewster by MacKenzie-Childs collection, to share some of their favorite traditions. Patience Brewster Patience, whose […]

That’s a wrap with Tom Tracy

Present your holiday presents in pretty packages that are just as special as what’s inside. To find out how the gift-wrapping experts here at MacKenzie-Childs wrap packages, we consulted with Tom Tracy, a key-holder/sales associate, in The Shop in Aurora, New York. Tom, who has been with the company for nine years, […]

The story of our mouth-blown glass ornaments

The story of our mouth-blown glass ornaments

The holidays often center around the themes of sparkle, shine, and tradition. And nothing brings those elements together like our hand-painted, mouth-blown glass ornaments. We’ve been making these intricately detailed ornaments for more than a decade, and each year we introduce 35 to 40 new designs, says Julie Schneider, product manager for our […]

Decking your halls with holiday decor

Decking your halls with holiday decor

With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to move on to Christmas and decorating your home for the holidays. Here are some holiday decorating tips that just might put a little twist on tradition (and that’s something that we love to do). Merry mantels At the holidays, the fireplace becomes a focal point. Here […]

Saluting nutcrackers, our seasonal soldiers

Saluting nutcrackers, our seasonal soldiers

Just in case you haven’t noticed, we’re a bit nuts for nutcrackers this year, and we’ve embraced this holiday tradition like never before. In addition to a wide selection of collectible nutcracker figures—some traditional and some not so traditional and many featuring touches of Courtly Check on their costumes—we’ve added these seasonal […]

Thankful for perfect pie this Thanksgiving

Thankful for perfect pie this Thanksgiving

During our final Camp MacKenzie-Childs retreat of 2018, we were treated, along with our guests, to a pie-making class at the Aurora Inn. Chef Eric Lamphere shared his recipe for Mama’s Apple Pie, along with a few pie-making tips. With Thanksgiving nearly here, we want to share his knowledge with you […]

Decking our halls in Aurora

Decking our halls in Aurora

Like Santa’s elves, our staff has been hard at work, transforming our Aurora Shop, Farmhouse, and grounds into a winter wonderland that’s merry and bright. Everything will be ready by Thanksgiving, just in time for the official countdown to Christmas. Here’s what you can expect if you make the journey to

A guide to table setting

A guide to table setting

Thanksgiving is truly a harvest—of family, traditions, and all the pieces that make up a formal table setting. With so many meals eaten on the go, it may not have been since the last holiday season (or was it the one before that?) that you had the opportunity to set a table with […]

Behind the scenes: Design Department

Behind the scenes: Design Department

Twice a year, we unveil hundreds of new products to surprise and delight you. Most originate at our studios in Aurora, New York, nearly two years before you see them in our stores or on our website. There are seven designers in our Design Department who have a variety of artistic backgrounds. Most […]

MacKenzie-Childs On Instagram

MacKenzie-Childs On Instagram