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Do people still send postcards these days…?

More nice presents to come… (1908)



Dear Aunty
very happy Xmas to you. dad bought me a nice big house for Xmas so I like Xmas time I hear I have got some more nice presents to come
love & kisses from your loving Nelly & Babe

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Unknown publisher

Postmark: Donhead, Salisbury, 24 December 1908

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Nothing says ‘Christmas’ quite like a basket of miserable Edwardian children, surrounded by the disembodied heads of their friends flowering from the undergrowth and bushes. A joyful and Xmas and a happy New Year sent to Miss Mullins of Baverstock, Dinton in Salisbury who, if not having nightmares, would have received this charming greeting on Christmas Eve 109 years ago.

Not near as bizarre as the image on this postcard is the news that “dad has bought me a nice big house for Xmas” – I can only assume this is a doll’s house? Or is it a “nice big horse”?

One from the vaults and one of many Christmas postcards from the early 20th century when all the trappings we now associate with the festive season – snow, Santa, reindeer, elves – weren’t quite established amongst the greetings card tropes.



One comment on “More nice presents to come… (1908)

  1. Pingback: Happy New Year 1911… | Adventures in Deltiology

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This entry was posted on December 21, 2017 by in British Postcards, Christmas postcards, Edwardian postcards, Year: 1908.


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