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Merry Mailed Memories – Vintage Christmas Postcards

So much easier to store than a globe collection is a collection of postcards from the early 20th century.  Here some Christmas cards on display this year. Something different will catch my eye each year, from the colors, the embossing, the postmarks &/or the hand-written messages. The first and last cards are my favorites.

Collection of Vintage Holiday Postcards

1915 Santa Xmas postcardA Merry Christmas from 1915. This is one of the few postcards I have with an image of Santa Claus. The vivid & jolly  illustration is currently tucked into our tree.

These very l-o-n-g stockings were hung by the chimney with care. UndatedStockings were hung by the chimney with care. Card below was sent 12-26-1917, and it’s from Rudolph (!)

1917 Christmas Postcard

 “Dear Brother, Just a line of thanks for the handsome Xmas gift which is just fine. your Brother, Rudolph”

1917 postcard greetingWritten December 26th, a very prompt thank you card.

From 1912, could that be a Figgy Pudding?

1912.  A plethora of pintafores.

 Cards with Christmas greens

December 25th postmark

From the vase of poinsettias, a Dec 25 1909 postmark

The other card with a Santa image is from 1913

1913 Santa Christmas postcard

Detail from above, more of a Father Christmas image?

1913 Santa Detail. Postcard from 1909 with an angel. I adore this font.

1909 Christmas Postcard

The colors on this 105 year old card are so peaceful & clear.  Hope.

1911 Christmas postcard detail

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