For more information, and for links to related resources, please scroll to the bottom of the page.
Announcement, October 30, 2012
When he realized his was ill, Ted contacted Paul Race, who had recently started CardboardChristmas.com to establish this archive of his "Putz house" site. Ted also started answering questions and interacting with his readers on the Cardboard Christmas Forums page. Sadly, Ted isn't there to answer questions any more, but most of Ted's friends and colleagues have stuck around. So if you have any questions or want to see what's currently happening in the world of putz houses and related collectibles, please check it out.
In the meantime we appreciate Ted's diligence, his generousity, and his love of Christmas traditions. We are keeping this site online so that Ted's hard work can inform, encourage, and bless other lovers of Christmas tradition for years to come. We also want to express our ongoing thankfulness for the folks who showed so much support in his last months.
If you would like more information about what has happened to Ted's site and resources, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.
If you need to contact us please use the Cardboard Christmas contact page.
To paraphrase Dickens, Ted was a man who:
honored Christmas in his heart, and tried to keep it all the year.
I don't think there is a more fitting tribute than to follow his example.
Paul Race, Howard Lamey, Maria Cudequest, Nan Corby, Jack Ahearn, Linda Starek, Tom Hull, Antoinette Stockenberg, Lynn Disley, Lissa Leto, and the rest of the CardboardChristmas.com family.
This website is dedicated to my
Inner Child, and is -
Rated: G Rated:
Wholesome for kids and adults alike.
Click on the GREEN BOXES to go anywhere on the site!
*TABLE of CONTENTS*
****THE MAGIC WINDOW****
*THE NEW CHAT FORUM!
Register and Join the Gang!*
-A PHOTO JOURNAL-
HOUSE of the MONTH "PUTZES:"(DISPLAYS)
- and -
Previously the WORLD'S ONLY SOURCE for REPLACEMENT DOORS and WINDOWS!
Sadly, I have had to suspend the sale of doors and windows
- Both paper and CELLOPHANES!
-Just Click -
_DOORS & WINDOWS
For a look at what we once had. !
REPAIR - RESTORATION
- for 2012 -
*UPDATE: PAPA TED'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE*
T.T.O.S. "The Side Track
- Papated's Place Feature
- Thanks to Jack Ahearn.
ANTOINETTE'S NEW MANTEL
- - -And Townsfolk Stories
Best ever! Don't miss this one!.
*LETTERS FROM FOLKS*
LAST REGULAR HOUSE of the MONTH
- - - - - December, 2010 - - - -
*NEW BACK-UP HOST for PAPA TED"S PLACE*
Paul Race hosts duplicate of site for safety
Copyright 2000-2012 Theodore H. Althof,Jr.Except where noted, the contents of this website and all it's pages and submissions therein contained are the intellectual property of Theodore H.Althof,Jr. All rights are reserved. (Background musical selections are,of course, excepted.)
This archive was set up at Ted's request in early 2012, and, except for critical updates and
announcements, will remain as Ted left it in October, 2012.
The archive is kept online with the help of volunteers from the following affiliated sites and resources:
|- Christmas Memories and Collectibles -|
|- Family Activities and Crafts -|
|- Trains and Hobbies -|
|- Music -|