Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Greetings

 A beautiful Christmas postcard, with a bright-eyed Santa and lots of holly leaves.

The back of the postcard.

Apparently, the post office was open on Christmas day 1909, notice the December 25 postmark.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Almost Caught

You'd better watch out... you'd better not pout...
A bright Christmas illustration.  The postmark is December 23, 1919, in Fulton Ohio.

Monday, December 20, 2010


Perhaps the holiday merry-making is getting to you - for all that ails you..use Tarrant's Seltzer Aperient!
What a sweet little illustration on this advertisement.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Caption this!

What a strange pair of men in this undated, black and white, photo postcard. 
What were they doing?  What were they thinking?  Add a caption:

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Birds

This little greeting is unique - it is a bit longer and narrower than most post cards.  The message is holiday, however the scene seems so fall or spring with the green leaves and little sparrow.  It's a bit puzzling.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hearty Greetings

With Hearty Greetings
and Best Wishes
for a Merry Christmas

This sweet little, hand colored post card photography gives a floral Christmas greeting.  The back of this card says Printed in Saxony.  It is unused and has no postmark.  I don't know what era, but I am guessing 1910-1920's.  What do you think?
My daughters told me today is the first day of the twelve days of Christmas - so soon!  The holidays really have been sneaking up on me this year!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Elves

To get you in the holiday mood, the jolly little elves wish you Merry Xmas!
This card would be delightful on your own homemade cards, as a scrapbook embellishment or in a seasonal collage.
The postmark is Fonda NY, Dec 22, 1911.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Dancers in Green

This German card shows five male ice skaters in green gowns.  Are they belly dancer or goddess gowns? The card was probably a black and white photo, hand colored to add the vibrant gowns, flowers and head dress. 

This one is similar in nature to this one and this one.  All German cards with crazies on ice skates.  does anyone know the translation for the caption?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010