Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas from Both of Us

This is quite a production for a Christmas Card -- it's a 6-page stapled booklet with witty verse and lively illustrations that evoke the mid-1950s...

...when people still shopped "downtown" instead of the mall.

Men still wore hats and there was a lot of fabric and swing in a woman's coat. 

I couldn't help but think about how some people relish the mad rush of Christmas shopping! This card certainly makes it all sound like madcap fun.

Something about the faces of this comic couple reminds me of Pete and Trudy Campbell of Mad Men. Perky and eager to please!

I loved finding this card in an antique shop sometime over the last year and a half.

The McMeans who sent this out sound like real cards, you should excuse the pun! 

Nice little signature illustration on the back, too. 

1 comment:

  1. I was watching a TV show set in the 1950s yesterday. How elegant and flattering those wide skirted dresses were! Below the knee (all but impossible to get these days) unless you want floor length, flattering necklines and the holy grail: proper sleeves. But oh look - no carrier bags only parcels. Not very convenient I've always thought. Merry Christmas to you.