For those out there that celebrate it; Merry Christmas! And for everyone else, Happy Holidays and end-of-year wishes from CollectingCandy.com!
My main priority this week has been my friends and family so I haven’t had much time to devote to creating new posts, but I did want to get one more fun holiday piece done for today. With that in mind, I thought I’d bring together a selection of vintage wrappers featuring the secular star of Christmas, Santa Claus. Make the jump to check them out!
First up is an unusual piece I acquired a few years ago. It’s an uncut sheet of six Christmas-themed hang-tags for Luden’s hard candies packages from the 1970’s. Each of these six pieces would have been separated and folded over, finally being stapled or sealed to a cellophane bag of assorted holiday treats. I love the Santa Claus illustration on these, which is why I also chose it for the title image of today’s post.
Next up are a pair of handsome foil wrappers from Whitman’s Chocolates, also from the 1970’s. They make for a cool pair of twin smiling Santas:
The holiday foil continues with this next lovely offering from Melster candies:
And another chocolate marshmallow Santa, this time from E. Rosen:
Now here’s a fun one from 1970’s Topps – a display box flat for the Christmas edition of their classic Big Mouth On-a-Stick bubble gum pop:
For comparison, here is a display box flat of the all-year-round version of Big Mouth On-A-Stick:
Next up is another 1970’s Luden’s piece. This time it’s a happy marshmallow Santa in cellophane (and on skis!):
One of my all-time favorite pieces of Christmas candy packaging is the one I’m showing next. It’s an outer wax box wrap that would have covered an unopened full display box of Life Savers candies during the 1964 holiday season. The remarkable thing is, this festive piece of packaging would have rarely been seen by consumers because these wraps typically got removed before the candy was put on store shelves. So these wonderful graphics were created for and mainly seen by retailers and salesmen:
Here are a couple final Santa pieces I pulled together for today:
And that’s everything I’ve got to share today. While I’m excited to get back to my Christmas activities I’m especially happy that I was able to bring these wonderful vintage Santa candy packages together for the day.
Merry Christmas everyone, and I’ll see you next time!
That first Luden’s Santa is delightful. Have a nice holiday!
Awwww! These are all so cute! Thanks so much for posting them.