Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Cards of Old

The story of Christmas is nowhere more charmingly illustrated than in the quaint and colorful Yule greeting exchanged in this country during the last century.

These antique cards tell a fascinating, frequently nostalgic tale of the customs and traditions associated with the Christmas season of our grandparent's day.

 Here are two such cards.  The little cards are shown with their matching envelopes with the delicate tissue paper exposed inside the envelope.  They are postmarked 1929 and 1930 to a well-known lady that once lived in Marion.
Not what we think of as a typical Christmas colored card, but still charming.

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