Hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas. As my gift this year, here’s one of my Christmas postcards circa the turn of the last century.
If you thought bunnies were just for Easter, you’ve obviously forgot about the Christmas Bunny as pictured here:
I love how the sender wrote “You” on the nose of elf.
Here’s the back side. As usual whatever they were talking about in them old days is a complete mystery to me now:
“Hello. You certainly took a long time to answer. Well I must say I like a [unsure at this point] turnip better than a root any time. Them rats look just like you.”
I’m spending the last few hours of 2014 grading papers, getting ready to go see the Hobbit, and blogging here of course.
Here’s an antique postcard from Brussels, Ontario to my great-grandfather sent to him in Clinton, Ontario on December 31, 1909. It is postmarked for January 1, 1910 – so I guess Canada Post used to work New Year’s Day back then!
I find the holly a bit odd in conjunction with new year’s as we associate holly only with Christmas now. But then we still have our Christmas decorations up, so why not.
Here’s the back of the postcard:
“Brussels, Dec. 31, 1909
Here I am. Arrived nearly starved and frozen. Better [unknown] thanks. ‘Me’
J.D. says to put in a word for him and want to know how you would like to go to [unknown] again. Just wait now.”
Hope you have a equally eventful New Year’s Eve!