As we move into Christmas week, it seems like a good time to look at some more of the Christmas ads that appeared in the "Community Magazine" from Albert Lea, MN for Christmas, 1962. (See part one here.)
You often get "Merry," "Happy" or "Greetings" wished you, but "Joyous" is kind of nice, isn't it? I hope De Soto Creamery had some joyous sales.
This is also a nice sentiment. With all the PC police, it's harder to find that part about "Good will toward men" than it used to be.
Here's not only a very nice sentiment, but a very stylish one as well. Look how they've worked the numbers 25 into the sleigh. Look even more closely, and you can see December in there somewhere. Makes you wonder if Al Hirchfeld worked on it.
And let's finish this series with this serene portrait of a small town in the stillness of a winter night. Sadly, the hopes for a lasting era of "Peace on earth, goodwill to man" would pretty much be wiped out by the end of 1963.
There are still a few days until Christmas - I wouldn't be surprised if I could scare up a few more of these wonderful images before then. ◙