When you’re a small business advertising in a local paper (yes, these still exis—yes, trust me they do), you don’t necessarily have the funds to employ an in-house ad design team or even a full-time person. As such, some papers offer ad design services as part of the ad buying package. Two of those papers are ones for whom I built and manage the websites, and since I know my way around this other kind of design as well, I’ve done my share of ads as well.
Here’s a small sampling. I really need to visit that chocolate shop sometime.