“No tricks if you treat ’em right!” Here’s a selection of Halloween themed ads from the 1960’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!
“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.
“A woman never forgets a man who remembers!”Here’s some vintage Whitman’s Chocolates adverts from 1941-51.
“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.
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.
“Costumes galore!” Wondering what to dress up for Halloween this year? Look no further!
“Eat something ugly for Halloween.” Here’s a selection of Halloween themed food and drink ads from various decades.
“Shock! Terror! Fear!” Here’s a selection of spooky themed LP’s to get you in the mood for Halloween.
“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.
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.
Here’s a selection of Easter egg decorating kits from the 1980’s, featuring Rainbow Brite, Hugga Bunch, Care Bears, Barbie and more!
“For the gayest Easter eggs!” These two adverts for food colourings are from 1958 & 1963.
“Bunnygrams for children… Easter wires for grownups!” These Western Union Easter telegram adverts are from 1947-1959. The Bunnygrams were signed by Peter Rabbit.
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!
“The sweetest parade you’ll ever see!” These ads for Brach’s Easter sweets are dated between 1960-67.
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.
Here’s a selection of children’s character Christmas LP covers from the 1980’s, featuring Barbie, Pac-Man, Strawberry Shortcake and more!
Here is a selection of vintage Christmas alcohol adverts from 1950-60’s.
Here are a few vintage Christmas cigarette adverts from 1950-1960’s.
Here are a few vintage Christmas sewing machine adverts from 1950-70’s.
Here are a few vintage Christmas food adverts from 1958-61. And for after your cranberry-mayo candle feast, Alka-Selzer.
Today’s festive offering is a selection of cheesy Jet magazine Christmas covers from 1973 to 1985.
Giant Glow-Up Costume KitsThese crazy Halloween costumes were produced in 1979/1980 by Spearhead Industries.
“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.
“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.
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…