Yes, it’s that time of year again: the run-up to Christmas! This post is a christmassy peek back in time – 60 years ago to be exact. Although not that different from now: Crafting, entertaining, and consumerism. But it seems so much more colourful (even with black and white images) and somehow, innocent. Grab a drink, sit down and check out:
Sewing, knitting and crafting
And here are some tips on how to prepare for the day:
Let’s not forget that this magazine is there to sell so here are adverts and advertorials for gift ideas, all quite ‘Mad Men’, and I think they’re fab!
There is a fascinating article about the history of ‘Goya’ at the Amersham museum site – do check it out!
I hope you feel inspired to try your hand at card-making or gift packaging – or maybe you have some tips that you’d like to share?
Happy ‘Vorweihnachtszeit’ (Pre-Christmas period)! I’ll leave you with a song from the same era that those young, gay and get-ahead readers might have listened to (it’s by Burt Bacharach, so just sit back and enjoy)