Happy Weekend before Christmas Sweet Hearts!
The month of December goes by in a blink for me,
does it seem that way to you too?
This morning I was watching 'Mad Men' on AMC, like I do every
Sunday morning, when I saw this great vintage 50's ad that was put on Facebook
by Retreuxgirl. I LOVE the look of this ad & the verbage...
'Christmas Morning She'll be Happier With a Hoover'!
These ads look like they could have been created by the
advertising geniuses at 'Sterling Cooper Draper & Pryce'.
Could I possibly want anything more for Christmas then a Hoover??
Oh, I know...a new SCALE!
What a Beautiful Way to Say Merry Christmas!! ;)
As I searched the Google images for Vintage Christmas Ads,
I had NO idea how popular cigarettes were as a Holiday Gift.
Desi & Lucy like them...
and so does Ronald Reagan! He's sending Chesterfields to all his friends,
because that's the Merriest Christmas any smoker can have!
But do you know what surprised me the most looking
through these vintage Christmas ads???
Santa smokes cigarettes TOO!!! LOL
I knew he smoked a pipe, but seein him toking on a cigarette
just looks a little weird to me.
I bet we all would like some chocolate covered, Peppermint Necco's
in our stockings, & they are STILL only 5 cents!
And who didn't love Wrigley's Spearmint gum growing up? Yummmmy.
But the Mother-lode of Holiday Gifts was ALWAYS...
a Schwinn Bicycle, right!
I got many bicycles for Christmas as a child.
We were never rich, maybe we were even a little on the poor side,
but my Christmas's were ALWAYS filled with Wonder & Delight.
It started with a trike, then moved up to a bike with training wheels, then a Stingray
with a gold, glittered seat & finally to a turquoise beach cruiser with a little
wicker basket attached to the handle bars in High School ...
I was a LUCKY little girl!
Because of this iconic advertising image, I think children around the world
always knew that Santa Claus LOVED Coca Cola...Simply Brilliant!
And isn't sad & poignant, that in every single generation, families were
hoping & praying for their loved ones to return home from the
war to be able to spend Christmas together.
I am SOOOO VERY EXCITED & I Thank GOD, that our service men
& women in Iraq will be HOME for the Holidays!!
The War is Over & the Last American Convoy has left Iraq,
that is most assuredly a Christmas Blessing!!!
So Sweet Friends,
I hope you enjoyed our little holiday trip down memory lane,
I know I did. And I hope some of these vintage ads gave you a smile,
as they did me.
And if you still have any last minute holiday gifts to get for your loved ones,
Nothing says Merry Christmas & Hope for a New Year of Peace & Love,
quite like a Daisy...perfect for EVERYONE on your Christmas List!! LOL