Can’t Buy Me Love: Vintage Valentine’s Day Ads II
Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2016 by Joshua Murray
With Valentine’s Day so close we can taste the chocolate, we’ve decided that it’s time to look at 10 more Valentine’s ads. Last year we were happy with our 10 choices, but there are so many options that we just had to go looking for more.
Have a look at our list and leave a comment to tell us which of the 10 vintage ads you like the best!
In case you’ve missed any of the previous entries in the Vintage Ads Series, have a look back and see what we’ve featured so far.
Vintage Beer Ads Vintage Car Ads
Vintage Cigarette Ads Vintage Fast Food Ads
Vintage Candy Ads Vintage Lingerie Ads
Vintage Horror Movie Posters Vintage Shaving Ads
Vintage Christmas Ads Vintage Winter Ads
Vintage Valentine’s Day Ads Vintage Vacation Ads
Vintage Medicine Ads Vintage Liquor Ads
Vintage Baseball Themed Ads Vintage Soda Pop Ads
A Vintage Look at the CFL Vintage CNE Ads
Vintage Halloween Ads Vintage Moustache Ads
Vintage Merry Christmas Ads Vintage Video Game Ads
Acme Ice Cream
It’s a little cold in Toronto on Valentine’s Day for most of us to be thinking about ice cream. But if that’s your thing, Acme Ice Cream had you covered back in the day.
If your sweetheart is a beer drinker what better reason than a rhyme to pick up some Ballantine Ale? Seems like a perfect fit!
“you can’t buy a better cigarette”, so if you’re going to get a Valentine’s gift for someone, why not Chesterfield? Always get the best.
Coke has always been a big supporter of holidays, and Valentine’s Day is no different. But instead of going after the sweetheart angle, they’ve hit the party supply line. Makes sense to us.
Candy is synonymous with Valentine’s Day, and Kraft’s nifty heart design in this ad makes us all think of love.
What?! Like an ironing board at Christmas, this is not a gift that we suggest getting for your Valentine. A for effort, F for execution.
More candy now with the most popular dispenser in the world of confections. Cupid and Pez look perfect together, now if we could only get that 25¢ price back.
Spam’s lesser known competitor in the canned meat market, Wilson’s Mor seems to be the object of little Jimmy’s affection. Someone get that boy a sandwich.
Perhaps the most traditional of all 10 ads, Whitman’s chocolates really do fit perfectly with Valentine’s Day. The heart shaped box option is especially festive, and the kiss in the ad sends all the right messages.
Not an ad for a specific product, but for all of the businesses in the neighbourhood, this vintage ad makes us want to window shop with the one we love through old Toronto.