Monday, December 20, 2010

Antique Yule Cards

Antique Christmas Cards of many years ago are very different from the ones we are familiar with today.
Although the verses are familiar the pictures and colors are quite different.

This colorful, yet somehow dreary card and envelope lining with the turquoise and black design was from 1923.

It's says "The Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for Christmas and the Coming Year."

This card send in 1930 is a 4 x 5 card.  Still with unusual colors for a Christmas card.

It reminds me of Christmas carolers, perhaps in London.

 Postage for mailing these holiday cards was .2 cents.

When I was a child growing up, we received many, many Christmas cards from family, friends and businesses where my parents had done business over the year.  It was always my job, which I loved, to find a way to display the beautiful cards through the house.  Many times it would be to attached the cards to the doorway frames throughout the house with thumbtacks.  Also on the front of the doors and even in the windows sills. 
Just another good memory of Christmas past.

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