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 were a great way to advertise. Not sure if I like this Santa though. He seems to be saying, “Ho Ho! Lighting up a doobie in the alley behind the […]
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 it. Hence banks had “Christmas Club” accounts, you would set aside a certain amount each week, then withdraw it all at Christmas time, and get mugged in the alley. But […]
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 to peppermint sticks emblazoned with his bearded mug?
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 in the 12-1-65 Everett Herald. You could send a U&I label and some money to get a cookie sheet, cake pan, either came with a “Gingerbread Boy Pattern”. (I thought […]
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. For all I know, it may have been his last. Perhaps his oddly trimmed mustache did not play well among the upper middle-class housewives that shopped there. Along the way, […]
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 huge chicken, God knows we can use the eggs. (From our trip to Sequim a few days ago)