|This wonderful photo was in New Hampshire Troubadour for December 1950. I love the simpler, safer, saner time that it evokes.|
Growing up, my siblings and I frequently vied for [make that fought over] the privilege of getting the mail. How important we felt opening up that box and bringing the contents into the house, then sorting it out to the rightful owners (usually my parents unless one of us had a birthday or a letter from a pen pal). Back then, of course, most people wrote letters. Email was unheard of and long-distance phone calls were expensive. So in opening the mailbox, who knew what treasures might await?
Never was that more true than at Christmas time. Maybe that's why I'm drawn to vintage Christmas cards that depict country mailboxes overflowing with cards and festive packages. Here are a few from my collection. Feel free to pin or save them for your own use.
|I absolutely love this one... the falling snow, the frosty pine cones and bushes, the holly trimming the mailboxes...|
|Forest friends at the mailbox|
|A festive red mailbox ... love it!|
|Very similar to the one above it, isn't it? I had never noticed that before. It has to be by the same artist.|
|So sweet. I love the chickadees and the red berries.|
|Such festive trims on this one.|