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Friday, December 28, 2007
Show & Tell Friday for December 28
For Show & Tell Friday today, I want to share just a few of my favorite vintage Christmas cards. Years ago I did lots of art projects with children in Sunday School and also in a Christian school where I worked. Word got around that I could use old Christmas cards, so people were always handing me bags of them. A couple of elderly folks gave me ALL of the old cards they had been saving, so that is how I came into possession of most of these. No way was I going to cut up these beautiful vintage cards for art projects!
Here is a picture of my ribbon board where I display my favorite cards. This is in the front hallway, and I have made a second board in neutral colors to display treasures from other seasons when this board is put away.
This blue card is one of my very favorites. I love the way the sleeping village is nestled in the wreath.
This card, with the country mailboxes, is another one I love. It is so reminiscent of the days that used to be, back in the 1940s and 1950s.
Don’t you love the cozy look of this firelit room?
I think this little girl with her candy cane and kitten is just adorable!
“Greetings” spelled out in tree branches with bluebirds perching on them.
This lovely card has a bow of real red satin ribbon attached.
This card, with the music for “Silent Night” also has a “bookmark” made of real red satin ribbon.
This skating scene is so lovely. I would like to be part of this scene!
My daughters always loved this ski-jumping scene.
I could go on and on sharing my favorite cards, but this is probably enough for now. Hope you enjoyed this look at my vintage Christmas card collection!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.