Vintage cards

Vintage Easter cards

Easter will soon be upon us. Seems an appropriate moment to post some vintage Easter cards. These belonged to my mother’s side of the family. Two are from her Aunt Jessie Trewin—the top card and the one with the little girl holding the yellow bonnet full of chicks. The rest are unlabelled or from ‘aunties’, i.e., friends of my grandmother’s. I think I like the top one and the one used in the blog’s header the best. Very sweet!
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100-year-old Christmas greetings

Merry Christmas, all! I stumbled on a few more Christmas cards—these from 1914… exactly 100 years ago! These were sent to my grandmother who was 31 at the time and still single. One from her dear friend Ruth Cheney. The others from senders unknown (to me). The themes? Charles Dickens’ first novel—The Pickwick Papers (published in 1836)—and his novella Cricket on the Hearth (published in 1845). Even in 1914, they were timeless classics. One bonus of finding these cards? My grandmother’s address in 1914: 135 Murray St., Elizabeth, NJ!

Well, back to those Christmas cookies! Have a magical day!

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Zillah Trewin, 1919 (age 36)

Zillah Trewin, 1919 (age 36)

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Merry Christmas in vintage cards

Yours truly 50 years ago---looks like I'm vintage now, too!

Yours truly many moons ago—looks like I’m vintage now, too! Ho Ho Ho!

As Christmas approaches,
it’s fun to look back on vintage cards.
These probably date back to the 1920s & 1930s.
I especially like the one that says:
“When Santa comes and Santa goes,
may the things you want be in your hose”!
—Followed by the ominous:
“Now don’t you peek and try to see
The things upon your Christmas tree
‘Cause if you do, old Santa might
Decide to take them back tonight”!

As I’m unlikely to post again before the New Year,
I want to take this moment to wish you all
a very Merry Christmas
and all the joy and magic this holiday season brings!
Enjoy!

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