My memories of Christmas on the farm include a stack of Ideals magazines beside my grandmother's chair in the front room. Oh, how I loved looking through those Christmas issues with their gorgeous photography, lovely paintings, Scripture, stories, essays, poems, and sometimes even recipes. I could spend hours with them!
In my stash of vintage paper treasures to scan and sell, I recently came upon this ad for Ideals extolling the delights of their Christmas issues.
|Santa is getting ready to head out on his journey. You see Mrs. Santa has brought him a warm scarf.
|Santa relaxing on the 26th!
Ideals also published a digest size Christmas magazine that could be sent through the mail. What fun it would have been to receive one of these! I've sold several on Etsy. Each one had a special, illustrated envelope to send the magazine out in. The magazine and envelope below are from 1956 and the ones below that from 1955. I especially love the envelope just below, with the sleigh and countryside scene.
Hope you've enjoyed this look at a vintage treasure with a special connection for me!