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Halloween Adverts [1960’s]

“No tricks if you treat ’em right!”
Here’s a selection of Halloween themed ads from the 1960’s.

Halloween Adverts [1950’s]

“The goblins’ll getcha if you don’t hand out!”
Here’s a selection of Halloween themed ads from the 1950’s, which includes everything from candy to shoe polish!

Valentine Heart Adverts [1950’s]

“A Valentine should be so tender.”
Here’s a selection of valentine heart themed adverts from the 1950’s featuring a selection of goods, from shirts to peas!

National Confectioners’ Association ~ Adverts [1946-1947]

“Candy’s dandy…keep it handy!”
These ads by the The Council on Candy of the National Confectioners Association date from 1946-47. Featuring illustrations by Vernon Grant, the ad campaign encouraged Americans to eat candy for energy.

Whitman’s Chocolates ~ Christmas Adverts [1941-1951]

“A woman never forgets a man who remembers!”
Here’s some vintage Whitman’s Chocolates adverts from 1941-51.

Christmas Smokes ~ Cigarette Adverts [1940’s-1950’s]

“Gifts that say Merry Christmas with every puff!”
Here’s some vintage cigarette adverts from the 1940’s and 1950’s with Santa pushing the smokes.

Blue Peter Annual Christmas Crafts [1962-1982]

Last Christmas I bought myself a large pile of vintage Blue Peter annuals. It was never one of my favourite programmes on telly, but I did enjoy the craft items they made out of toilet rolls and sticky back plastic! Here’s a few Christmas crafts from various annals dating from 1965-82.

Children’s Fancy Dress Patterns [1970’s-1990’s]

“Costumes galore!”
Wondering what to dress up for Halloween this year? Look no further!

Halloween Food & Drink Adverts

“Eat something ugly for Halloween.”
Here’s a selection of Halloween themed food and drink ads from various decades.

Halloween LP Covers [1950’s, 1960’s & 1970’s]

“Shock! Terror! Fear!”
Here’s a selection of spooky themed LP’s to get you in the mood for Halloween.

Heublein: Vincent Price & Billy Pearson ~ Cocktail Adverts [1956]

“Cocktails… for the holidays!”
In Nov-Dec 1956, Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails produced two ads featuring actors Vincent Price and Billy Pearson brandishing a cocktail pitcher.

Easter Brings Eggs and Rabbits [Life, 1939]

These photos are from a Life magazine article dating 1939 which included a few lines on how toys were becoming more and popular as Easter presents, and also a little bit about why rabbits are associated with Easter.

Easter Egg Decorating Kits [1980’s]

Here’s a selection of Easter egg decorating kits from the 1980’s, featuring Rainbow Brite, Hugga Bunch, Care Bears, Barbie and more!

McCormick-Shilling – Easter Egg Dye ~ Adverts [1950’s-1960’s]

“For the gayest Easter eggs!”
These two adverts for food colourings are from 1958 & 1963.

Happy Easter Telegrams ~ Adverts [1940’s-1950’s]

“Bunnygrams for children… Easter wires for grownups!”
These Western Union Easter telegram adverts are from 1947-1959. The Bunnygrams were signed by Peter Rabbit.

Vintage Easter Egg Hunt [Life, 1949]

These images are from an article in Life magazine of an Easter Party held by Glen Taylor School, Walnut Creek, California in 1949. I love the dancing eggs!

Brach’s Easter Candies ~ Adverts [1960’s]

“The sweetest parade you’ll ever see!”
These ads for Brach’s Easter sweets are dated between 1960-67.

Catalogue Santa’s [1960’s – 1990’s]

Just enough time to squeeze one more Christmas related post, featuring creepy life-like Santa masks, fake fire places and festive piñatas found in a selection of US seasonal catalogues.

Children’s Character Christmas LP’s [1980’s]

Here’s a selection of children’s character Christmas LP covers from the 1980’s, featuring Barbie, Pac-Man, Strawberry Shortcake and more!

Vintage Christmas Alcohol Adverts [1950s-60’s]

Here is a selection of vintage Christmas alcohol adverts from 1950-60’s.

Vintage Christmas Cigarette Adverts [1950s-1960’s]

Here are a few vintage Christmas cigarette adverts from 1950-1960’s.

Singer Sewing Machine ~ Christmas Adverts [1950s-1970’s]

Here are a few vintage Christmas sewing machine adverts from 1950-70’s.

Vintage Christmas Food Adverts [1950s-1960’s]

Here are a few vintage Christmas food adverts from 1958-61. And for after your cranberry-mayo candle feast, Alka-Selzer.

Jet Magazine ~ Christmas Covers [1970’s-1980’s]

Today’s festive offering is a selection of cheesy Jet magazine Christmas covers from 1973 to 1985.

Kooky Spooks – Halloween Costumes & Makeup Kits [1980’s]

Giant Glow-Up Costume Kits
These crazy Halloween costumes were produced in 1979/1980 by Spearhead Industries.

PAAS – Halloween Make-Up Kits ~ Packaging & Adverts [1980’s]

“Kids! This Halloween you can be the creatures you really are!”
PAAS Halloween make-up kits were produced from 1984, and there were six different sets made at first.

Showtime Adult Halloween Makeup Kits ~ Adverts [1980’s]

“This Halloween don’t be just another face in the crowd.”
These makeup kits were aimed at adults and came with glitter and metallic colours. They were produced by Plough in 1985 and 1987.

Toy Costume & Mask Sets by Ben Cooper & Collegeville [1980’s]

Ahh, Halloween. That time of year when you dig out the old flame retardant vinyl costumes and creepy, creepy face masks of your favourite childhood toys…