Friday, December 13, 2013

Santa-themed fun book from the York Mall (circa 1971)

For a little local nostalgia, here's the cover of a colorful holiday fun book that was distributed by the York Mall four decades ago.

The 16-page booklet is dated 1971 and the publisher is listed as NUPACO, which no doubt offered bulk copies of this book to any business that wanted to have its name and logo added to the cover.

The book includes coloring pages, games, color-by-number, connect-the-dots, a maze and a page on which you can write your letter to Santa.1 Half of the pages are in full color, as bright and saturated as this cover.

For more on the York Mall and its history, check out these links:

1. These two letters to Santa Claus — one from about 100 years ago and one from now — have gone viral on Twitter this month. Side-by-side, they make an interesting juxtaposition. (And, yes, it's likely the second one is a joke.)

2. For a great and deep dive into the history of York County's businesses and restaurants, here's the directory page that my wife Joan built for her Only in York County content.

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