A 1910 Christmas Suggestion

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This postcard has a December 1910 calendar. It is part of a monthly advertising postcard series suitable for use by banks. It is copyright by A. J. Scritsmeier Co. and was sent by the Orange Savings Bank of Orange, California.

Santa has his sack full of bank books from “The Prosperity Bank.” Giving a bank book as a gift  to a child for Christmas was supposed to  teach the importance of saving early in life, which would lay the foundation for success later in life.

Bank books are long gone in most areas, having been replaced by computers. I doubt that a child of today would even have heard of bank books. Even back in 1910, I don’t think a child would have been thrilled by the gift of a bank book–but what kind of gift suggestion could you expect from a bank.

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I am a longtime postcard collector who has been creating websites and blogs based on my postcard collection since 1998.
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