Today is Look For An Evergreen Today. In order to help you make the most of this day, Modern Graphic History Library presents tips for finding the perfect Christmas tree.
by unknown artist, Sears Catalog, 1956
Finding just the right tree may mean looking high and low.
by Tom Lovell, Ladies' Home Journal, January 1959
The right tree must be the right size for your home. It could be very large ....
by Ralph Avery for Christmas Card, date unknown
Or very petite.
by Bernie Fuchs, Saturday Evening Post, 1950s
You will need to figure out the best way to bring the tree back home.
by McClelland Barclay, Saturday Evening Post, December 4, 1926
An appropriate transportation method may need to be worked out.
by Garrett Price, New Yorker, December 19, 1942
Make sure to coordinate who will be picking up the tree.
And if chopping it down yourself, make sure to check first that it's ok to do so.
Have lots of fun finding your perfect tree and best of luck with your decorating plans.
The Jack Unruh Christmas card is from the Jack Unruh Collection.
All other images are from the Walt Reed Illustration Archive.