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Lost and forgotten photos from the past

This card is far prettier in hand than on screen. It is a two sided affair, and pressed between the two cards is a fine silk fringe. Each side is similar to the other, with a pastoral scene surrounded by branches, and very fine white glitter on the snowy parts of the images which as …

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There are always those cards that show up after Christmas, and sometimes they carry heartfelt messages that help to carry the holiday spirit forward. In our mad rush to get to the next big thing, our contemporaries can sometimes forget that the holiday is meant to last beyond December 25th. In some religions, the Christmas …

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This is an unmailed postcard from around the 1900s. It is heavily embossed and gilded, and shows a bouquet of holly tied with a red bow. The gilding on the holly looks copper rather than golden. The small pine cones are also gilded with the copper color. The card was printed in Germany by B. …

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Wearing the same pajamas as the card from the previous year, Kathy & Karen are again opening presents while surrounded by more presents. They must have been very loved! The card salutation is Christmas Greetings from Our Home to Yours, and features a pair of small houses with smoke coming from their chimneys. The printed …

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This Christmas card looks a bit like a college graduation announcement, with that circular image and the old English font, but in fact it is a Christmas greeting. The picture features a small house set back in the woods, surrounded by snow. The greeting is: To greet you with all kind thoughts / and good …

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Here is a greeting sent to Geo & Mollie from Hett. The text is as follows: Accept these season’s greetings, in the good old fashioned way, I wish you joy and happiness, on this Christmas Day It appears as though this is also an arts & crafts influenced greeting card similar to the one by …

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