“You’re not going anywhere young man, until you thank Grandma for the ice skates,” Mom seems to be saying in the 1960 cover by artist George Hughes. “Geeze, the pond might melt before I finish these letters,” the boy thinks. These days, you might hear: “You’re not playing any video games until you e-mail Grandma and thank her for the Wii games.” Maybe a sweet Tweet will do.

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Title: Christmas Thank You Notes;
Artist: George Hughes;
Published: January 9, 1960;
© 1960 SEPS. All Rights Reserved;

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