Sunday, December 6, 2015

25 Days of Ad-vent, Day 6: wrap it up

I don't know about you, but my first thought was that a Christmas gift made from Reynolds Wrap would have been made sometime in first or second grade. Now I can see they might be talking about something else.

The tinsel-type trees are always great, particularly now that they're made from something other than aluminum. You can put lights on it. But then, that's what the color wheel was for.


  1. Mitchell, I love your posts. What a great reason to collect TV Guides! I never had such a good reason, but I've loved it since I was a kid and have lots of them, among many other collections.

    Reynolds Aluminum also made some of the most beautiful wrapping paper ever made. You can see it in the holiday movies and specials of the time. It glimmers and shines. Look at all the packages Dick Powell has in his arms when he gets off the elevator at the beginning of Susan Slept Here. This may have been an early example of product placement. All the packages are wrapped in different colors of foil wrapping paper, which was a new thing in 1954. Also about that time 3M came out with Sasheen ribbon and the hand crank bowmaker. Wrapping packages has never been the same since.

    1. Thanks so much for the kind comments! And great observations - I love the time when we looked at technology, large and small, as just ways to make life easier or more enjoyable. I will have to look at "Susan Slept Here" and notice that - it's a terrific point!


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