Friday, 20 December 2013

Vintage Christmas Greetings Sent With Love


Heureux Noël; A postcard sent to Little Nelly with love from Uncle Charlie - Xmas, 1921.

Happiness this Christmastide and for the New Year all prosperity

A beautiful card illustrated by Molly Brett 
To wish you good cheer and happiness

Vintage invitation - We depend upon you to come to our party on Tuesday 20th Feb from 4 o'clock 

Christmas card illustrated by Rene Cloke

A jolly Christmas to you,
A rollicking, frolicking, 
Christmas Day,
With crackers to pull
and lots of play!

I love it when the postman calls! Receiving cards and letters is such a joy. Hearing from friends and family from near and far is one of the nicest things about Christmas. So imagine my excitement when a parcel arrived from Claudine - Carry Us Of Books. Claudine left a comment on my blog to say a surprise was on the way so I was really excited when it arrived. Inside was a copy of Walk two moons by Sharon Creech and a beautiful Alice in Wonderland postcard. I had tears in my eyes when I opened the parcel and read the words.


Claudine ended her note by saying she wished me days nourished with blooms, books & brilliant paintings. How lovely is that? Thank you so much my sweet blogging friend. 

I hope the postman brings each and every one of you something your heart desires this Christmas.  

26 comments:

  1. These cards are making me smile because the innocence of the animals, the little children is what I LOVE THE MOST! Oh Barbara, I wish you a most HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVER! I am taking a flight out to Los Angeles tonight and will be back on-line tomorrow! Much love, Anita

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    1. Thank you so much Anita. Have a safe flight and a wonderful Christmas. Love Barbara xxx

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  2. Such a lovely collection of festive wishes.

    It never ceases to amaze me how kind our fellow bloggers can be.

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  3. Hello Tracy, I’m very glad you liked them. I agree about the kindness of fellow bloggers, there are some lovely folks out there in blogland (including you!)

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  4. Barbara, of course it's okay to mention me (in such a nice light ... hehe) anytime. I'm glad you enjoyed WALK TWO MOONS and the postcard. I've just received your vintage book of poems and lovely card as well! I feel so much like a lady in Victorian times (receiving a book of poems). Have a wonderful time with your in-laws and grandsons. Don't be too stressed out with the cooking and hosting. Hope you and Terry enjoy your Christmas!

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    1. Hello Claudine, now all you need is a corset and a bustle, and the scene will be set! I hope you enjoy the poems. Thank you for your Christmas wishes. I hope you have a wonderful time. Thank you for all your visits and lovely comments.

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  5. What beautifully illustarted postcards!
    Oh how I'd love to own those.
    And what a sweet blogging friend you have to send you such an admirable gift.

    Have a perfectly wonderful Christmas dear Barbara x

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    1. I smiled when I read your blog post earlier today because I identified with your longing to keep the scarlet necklace! That is exactly how I am about books and postcards! If I sell three or four, I think it's, then OK to keep one or two – I will never be a business woman, I’m too much of a collector for that!
      Thank you for your Christmas wishes, I wish the same and more for you. xx

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  6. What a sweet gift from your friend! I love the postcards, especially the little rabbit family bringing home their tree. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

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    1. Hello Gayle, that’s my favourite too, but then I like anything illustrated by Molly Brett.
      Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Thanks for calling in.

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  7. Beautiful cards. They don't make them like that anymore! :)

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2014!

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    1. Thanks Nikki-ann, I hope your Christmas is everything you want it to be. I'm sure I will be visiting you before the New Year – but just in case – Happy New Year.

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  8. Here's wishing you a very happy Christmas and clear shelves after the rush for gifts.

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    1. Now wouldn’t that be something! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year.

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  9. I love these vintage cards. I often wish for quieter, more peaceful times at Christmas.What a lovely gift from Claudine. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with those you love!

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    1. I agree with you Darlene, I wish we could all return to the Christmases we remember from our childhoods. I hope whatever you do this Christmas brings you much happiness.

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  10. Aww .. so cute cards I loved them all :)

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    1. Thanks Aunt Mary, I'm so glad you like them.

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  11. All cards are so sweet and exudes the old world charm and a sense of quiet ...
    Loved them.
    wish you and your family a merry Christmas :)

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    1. Hello Kokila, I'm so glad you liked them. Thank you for your Christmas greetings. I hope you have a very happy Christmas. Barbara x

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  12. Claudine is such a sweetheart, and you deserve all the love from family and friends because you are one of the nicest people I've ever met. I love these vintage cards. The details make them so beautiful.

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    1. Hello Donna, I agree about Claudine. She is a truly lovely person – as are you! Thank you so much for your sweet comment, I'm not sure I deserve such praise. I’m glad you enjoyed the cards. Barbara x

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  13. Getting mail is one of my favorite things! I have always loved walking to the mailbox to see if there was any news from family or friends. Postcards, letters, packages- I love it all! How delightful that you received such a lovely package and message from Claudine. She is so sweet and has a way with words. I have a package to pick up at the post office tomorrow and I cannot wait!

    Thanks also for sharing these beautiful Christmas postcards! :)

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    1. How exciting I hope there is something nice in your parcel. Happy holidays!

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  14. I understand your love for these cards...they are lovely! I like all of them but the first one, with the girls is my favorite, really fantastic!
    Such a nice gift from your blogging friend. I no longer receive more letters or packages in the mail but I remember fondly when that happened long ago, even I used to have pen pals... from Taiwan (!!).
    I wish you Merry Christmas!! Feliz Navidad!!

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    1. Feliz Navidad to you too Silvina, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. I felt quite sad when I read your comment. If I had your address, I would go straight out and send you a letter – please accept this as the next-best thing! Thank you for all your comments throughout the year and for your friendship. Barbara x

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Barbara xx

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