Here's one last blast of advertising that we find in the "Community Magazine" from Albert Lea, MN for Christmas, 1962. (Click for parts one and two.)
I like the sentiment in this - "Let us thank you for your past patronage." Remember that the customer is doing you a favor. A lot of businesses don't remember that anymore.
Christmastide - now there's a word you don't hear very often. Sounds vaguely liturgical, doesn't it? Also serves as a reminder that Christmas is more than one day. They could have been talking about the lead-up to Christmas - or they could mean the whole twelve days, leading up to Epiphany.
Remember when carolers used to come to the front door? Maybe they still do - just not here.
Another ad with candles - I really wish we saw more like this. Notice too how many advertisers wish us something along the lines of "health and happiness"?
Another image of the Virgin and Child. I can guarantee you wouldn't see this today - again, at least not here.
"Best wishes of the season" - with an image like this, there isn't much doubt as to what season they're talking about. Remarkable how many of these ads have a religious motif.
Another image of the Wise Men.
This looks a lot like the snowdrifts we're experiencing here in Minnesota!
Finally, Reddy Kilowatt wishes us all a Merry Christmas. And, by the way, don't forget to use that electricity!