What are you giving your loved ones this holiday season?
In 1948 you could have given them a subscription to the Canadian Statesman for only $2.50, a practical gift that would have served them year round.
In the 19th century it was common for children to get 2 presents, one small toy and one more practical item that would be put to good use throughout the year such as clothes or shoes.
Canadian Statesman (Bowmanville, ON), 23 Dec 1948, p.8. Clarington Museums and Archives Collection.