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December 19, 2014

Whether you made the naughty or nice list this year, a good Santa button is appropriate for all the little boys and girls this time of year. We’ve collected our favorites jolly old elf appearances from the Button Museum collection to share with you, so grab some milk and cookies and take a look!

Santa button collection

Clockwise from top left:

Waldorf-Astoria – 1960’s souvenir button for visitors of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel Santa Claus. Nothing appeases terrified kids like a button!

Merry Christmas/Happy New Year – Circa 1950’s lithograph Santa covering two December holidays.

Cat ClauseFinley the cat, beaded and Santa-fied by customer Lindsay Bland.

Googley Santa – Homemade Badge-a-Minit button from, we’re guessing, 1975. “7T5″– Get it?

Window Santa – This painted Santa originally adorned a bottle opener ordered by Alexis Wilson-Castaldi.

Chicago Daily News – Circa 1930’s promotional button for the Chicago Daily News was manufactured by Chicago-based Parisian Novelty Co.

Come Let Us Adore Him – One of the weirdest Santa buttons we’ve come across, we’ll let this one speak for itself.

 

Fore more buttons from every occasion, check out the Button Museum’s collection.

 

 

November 26, 2014

Pumpkin pie is in the oven, cranberries are ready to be sauced, and the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh, so it can only mean on thing: Thanksgiving time! In honor of the holiday of gratitude, we present some of our favorite “thanks buttons” from the Button Museum collection. Gratitude is in season any day of the year, but especially this week, even if we are just thankful that you’re not picking your nose.

Thanks Buttons from the Button MuseumClockwise from top left:

TGIF – Hamm’s beer button from the 1950s, part of a series of cheeky buttons from the brewing company.

Talk to Me Now - Not knowing the full story behind this button makes it all the more sinister, doesn’t it?

Flabbergasted – Gift button made for retail, probably from the 1980s.

 Thanks, Pal – Japanese-made litho novelty button with questionable grammar, probably from the late 1960s.

Nose Picker – Social lubricator button, circa 1980s. We have it categorized as humor, but perhaps “public service” is more appropriate?

Thanks for the Dance – Inebriated dancing couple, probably from the early 1960s.

 

November 26, 2014

Pumpkin pie is in the oven, cranberries are ready to be sauced, and the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh, so it can only mean on thing: Thanksgiving time! In honor of the holiday of gratitude, we present some of our favorite “thanks buttons” from the Button Museum collection. Gratitude is in season any day of the year, but especially this week, even if we are just thankful that you’re not picking your nose.

Thanks Buttons from the Button MuseumClockwise from top left:

TGIF – Hamm’s beer button from the 1950s, part of a series of cheeky buttons from the brewing company.

Talk to Me Now - Not knowing the full story behind this button makes it all the more sinister, doesn’t it?

Flabbergasted – Gift button made for retail, probably from the 1980s.

 Thanks, Pal – Japanese-made litho novelty button with questionable grammar, probably from the late 1960s.

Nose Picker – Social lubricator button, circa 1980s. We have it categorized as humor, but perhaps “public service” is more appropriate?

Thanks for the Dance – Inebriated dancing couple, probably from the early 1960s.

 

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