Can you guess what decade these vintage Valentine’s Day ads are from?

Companies pitched the romance of chocolates, cars and…canned peas?

Companies always like to capitalize on holiday celebrations to market their products and Valentine’s Day is no different. Candy and card brands have a field day but all kinds of industries try to work a romantic angle around February 14, especially in decades past!

We’ve collected cute, romantic and unique Valentine’s Day advertisements from the Fifties through the Eighties. Can you place each one in the right decade?

  1. What decade is this Valentine's tire ad from?
    Image: General Tire
  2. McDonald's had Valentines like this in the...
    Image: McDonald's
  3. What decade is this elaborate chocolate spread from?
    Image: Brach's
  4. This Valentine's candy ad is from the...
    Image: Nestle
  5. What decade is this Coke ad from?
    Image: Coca-Cola
  6. Canned peas for your sweet pea? This ad is from the...
    Image: Green Giant
  7. These cards made Valentine's a little spooky in the...
    Image: Hallmark
  8. What decade is this ad from?
    Image: Disaronno
  9. This classy accessories ad is from the...
    Image: Swank
  10. What decade is this VW ad from?
    Image: Volkswagen
  11. What decade is this Elizabeth Taylor ad from?
    Image: Whitman's
  12. This chocolate heart ad is from the...
    Image: Frankford

Can you guess what decade these vintage Valentine’s Day ads are from?

Your Result...

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WilliamJorns 9 months ago
The VW Bug ad was easy. The wide, circular taillights incorporating amber turn signals, red lens, and back-up lights were first installed on all 1973 Beetle models. Before that, they had "horseshoe"-shaped taillights that only had the red lens and the back-up lights on the bottom.
paulat0805 9 months ago
Nothing says I love you like a can of peas!! 🤣🤣
anthony paulat0805 9 months ago
Yeah, to think I went I went all the way to the store this year to get my wife flowers when I could have just gone to the cupboard.
nightshade 9 months ago
only got 2 of them strange seeing how I used to love reading old magazines as a kid .....
oldmoe51 9 months ago
Knew I would do bad on this one and I did 5/12
Debbie 9 months ago
You got 4 out of 12
Whether you got them all right or missed a few, one thing is for certain... we're hungry for chocolate!
TheOnlyONE 9 months ago
12/12. Just like Cupid, I hit a bullseye on this one.
8326308547 9 months ago
Never thought of peas being anything about Valentines Day! Hilarious!
Wonder if Green Giant benefitted from that silly ad.
RichLorn 9 months ago
6/12
Hey don't laugh! YOU try doing better with your fingers sticky with chocolate.
Sally 9 months ago
7/12 I'm getting so old that I'm forgetting stuff. LOL
NoahBody 9 months ago
6/12 ouch i thought a lot of them were from the 1960's - WRONG ! Peas for Valentines Day ???
Jeffrey 9 months ago
''You got 4 out of 12'' ----------Whether you got them all right or missed a few, one thing is for certain... we're hungry for chocolate! I got 1, 2, 3 and 11 right.
GeorgeVieto 9 months ago
Three out of 12.
Jeffrey GeorgeVieto 9 months ago
Your picture looks like Red Skelton's Hobo Character.
KellyTenace Jeffrey 9 months ago
Is that a joke? Cuz it obviously is that character...and I'm not even that familiar with that person or character.
Kenner 9 months ago
Looks like the wife is getting a can of peas for Valentine’s Day…thanks for the great idea, ME-TV!
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