Christmas held a special place in Elvis' heart. Wherever Elvis Presley travelled, he always tried to come home to Graceland. From November until his birthday, January 8th, Graceland would be decked out for the Holiday season.
Blue Christmas lights lined the driveway. A life size nativity set was displayed. Drapes in every window were changed to red velvet. The whole house was decorated from top to bottom in Christmas cheer.
The sound of Christmas carols filled the air, as family and friends gathered around the piano to join in with Elvis.
Known for his generosity, Elvis would donate to numerous hometown charities, never forgetting his humble beginnings.
In 1957, just five days before his first Christmas at Graceland, Elvis received his draft notice. You can read more about his Army service here .
The photo below shows him reading his draft papers.
Through the years he sent out many custom Elvis Christmas card greetings.
We would like to pass along a special Christmas greeting from all of us at Old Soul Retro. We hope the cherished memories of Christmas past bring a smile to your face. It's our favorite time of year to be nostalgic. Don't forget to spread that Retro Christmas cheer by checking out our Retro Vintage Christmas Gifts page. Find a unique 50's style gift for someone on your list.
From the bottom of our hearts, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. May the love of the season fill your heart with everlasting joy!
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