In the past, Christmas was the time when businesses gave away small handy and useful items to thank their customers as well as to advertise their business. These items often included calendars, notebooks, pencils, pens, and the like. Some businesses still send out promotional items, but it doesn’t seem that as many do today as in years past.
Below are photos of advertising items from some Chatt businesses years ago. These items may very well have been given away at Christmastime.
Yardsticks from Fisher Hardware and Implements. The bottom one is much heavier and is probably the older of the two:
A fan from Fisher Hardware. This was probably used more in the summer months than at Christmastime:
A 3-D glass Rockwell picture from Bollenbacher’s Grocery:
A 1934 calendar from Johnson’s Garage. This elaborate calendar is made from paper products and is very fragile. There is a “basket” above the calendar:
A fan from Wendel’s Motor Sales. Fans must have been popular:
A Farmer’s Pocket Ledger from Fisher Hardware, 1953-54.
These items bring back some fond memories.