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The one thing I hate to see go after the holidays is the Christmas ads and commercials.  From the comical to the melancholy, it’s fun to see everyday products holidayized (my new word). I especially love looking at ads from 1950s and 60s – check out some of these posted on MomGrind.com.

Back in the 50s it was common to give bed pillows, bathroom scales and cartons of cigarettes as gifts. 

Christmas pillow

(Framed vintage ads are a great way to bring a touch of mid-century mod to your home.  Look for old magazines, cut out the pix and frame them.)

Planning a New Year’s party? Need menu ideas?  Check out these ads/recipes from 1967.  (If Spam and Bugles aren’t your thing, Sandra Lee has plenty of entertaining tips.)Spam

 For more modern and attractive advertising, GraphicDesignBlog.org has gathered some of their favorite holiday ads – most of which are very clever like this red-nose reindeer.

Rudolph M&M


This Christmas ad is downright disturbing – what’s with the neck? I found it and more weird and funny ads on another blog post from MomGrind.com. 

Tape head


Art, Holidays

3 Responses

  1. vered says:

    I love vintage ads too. Thank you for mentioning my blog.


  2. i love old adds i have some hanging in my home just love vintage things.

  3. Ma_james0105 says:

    Even how advance the designs are today. Vintage has still enticed a lot of audiences because of the nostalgic effect on someone who looks at it. It is very applicable on Interior designing too. Having vintage frames and memorabilia can be used on decorating interiors. For more added ideas on what to decorate to depicts a more nostalgic look, then refer to, Interior Design Themes

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