Matchbook picture of unkempt Santa Claus
Posted in The Matchbooks

A red and green bandwagon to jump on

Here’s another Santa matchbook, this one from the nice people at Du-par’s, whoever they are. You have to admit, back when most people smoked, matches…

Continue Reading... A red and green bandwagon to jump on
Merry Christmas Santa matchbook
Posted in The Matchbooks

Merry Christmas, you old savings and loan!!

Back in the day, folks didn’t have credit cards. If they wanted something that was more than they could swing this week, they saved for…

Continue Reading... Merry Christmas, you old savings and loan!!
Santa Claus promotional matchbook
Posted in The Matchbooks

Think ahead, Santa.

One would think someone that is in the habit of climbing into chimneys on cold winter nights, would not distribute matches. Maybe he should stick…

Continue Reading... Think ahead, Santa.
Posted in Back in My Day Mildly Interesting

Gingerbread boy is oblivious

U&I Sugar had a mascot, maybe only at Christmas? A gingerbread boy, smiling because he doesn’t know that his fate is sealed. This guy was…

Continue Reading... Gingerbread boy is oblivious
The QFC King mascot
Posted in Back in My Day The Advertising

QFC King deposed?

This ad from a Dec. 1963 “Prudence Penny” insert in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer indicates that this is the first Christmas for the little QFC king….

Continue Reading... QFC King deposed?
Sequim Santa and chicken display
Posted in Mildly Interesting

Over Already???

I had Christmas week off but have to go back to work tonight. What a drag! I didn’t even care about Santa arriving on a…

Continue Reading... Over Already???