Seattle 1978

Seattle 1978

Monday, December 30, 2013

Vintage New Year's Greetings

I'm having a hard time believing 2013 is over!  That's the thing about the calendar . . . there is no pause button.  I feel pretty certain that those who originally sent these beautiful and charming New Year's greetings would not have any inkling that they would be "sent" again as wishes a century later. 

"1 January - A happy New Year" mailed December 1907. Message on back reads
"Dear Friend. We all wish you a Happy New Year. Mama is sick in bed with the grip. Family Goetz"
(Hope Mama got better.  I've noticed in my growing postcard collection that illness was frequently reported this way.)

"A happy New Year"

"Best New Years Wishes.
To you dear friend
Sincere Greetings
I fondly send
This New Years Day"
"This card brings our best wishes for the New Year"
"A happy New Year" copyrighted 1908
"A happy New Year" mailed January 1911

"I send this New Year greeting
Just to speak a word of cheer,
And assure you my good wishes
Will go with you through the year."

"A Happy New Year" mailed January 1909

"A Happy New Year. 
In friendship true, 
for auld lang syne, 
Accept this greeting wish of mine."

"New Year Greetings 
And love sin-
cere. May our friendship 
grow with 
each passing 
(kind of an awkward second line . . . I would have designed it so it didn't appear to promote loving sin!  :-) )

"Right hearty Greeting for the New Year" mailed December 1910

"My New Year Gift to You. 
My New Year gift will not be brought 
By an expressman's cart. 
It is neither tied nor wrapped 
But comes straight from a loving heart." mailed December 1929

"Best Wishes for a Happy New Year" mailed December 1912

"A happy New Year - 
Time to be good to thee 
And added years bring 
only added pleasures." mailed January 1915

"Here's to Today
Write it on your heart 
that every day is the best 
day of the year." mailed December 21, 1912.
Message on back reads in part ". . . I am sorry to say we won't get (?) before Christmas J?erry cut his foot right at the ankle with the axe. We will try and come in between (?) and New year."
How awful!  I hope Jerry wasn't crippled for the rest of his life!

Glad tidings for a healthy, prosperous, grippe-free and axe-to-the-ankle-free 2014!!!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Coca-Cola

Coke ads from the late 1950s to the early 1960s.  Santa and "The Pause that Refreshes".
I believe all the artwork for these Coca Cola ads are attributed to Haddon Sundblom.  From their website, this artist's artwork was used between 1931-1964. 

Holiday Issue 1956 Life Magazine

Holiday Issue 1957

Holiday Issue 1958 Life Magazine

Holiday Issue 1959 Life Magazine

Holiday Issue 1960 Life Magazine

Holiday Issue 1961 Life Magazine

Holiday Issue 1962 Life Magazine

Merry Christmas!