Saturday, December 4, 2010

Advent Calendar ~ Dec 4 – Christmas Cards

Did your family send cards? Did your family display the ones they received? Do you still send Christmas cards? Do you have any cards from your ancestors?

I almost skipped this day, because my family was never much for sending out Christmas cards.  My mother has always been a school teacher and there just wasn't enough time for composing those Christmas letters and addressing cards.  Also, as my Mom herself is first to admit, she was never much into letter writing!

But as I was sorting through a scrapbook I happened upon a publication sent in December, 1961 by People's Federal Bank in Wooster, Ohio.  It was full of various things (apparently my grandmother or grandfather saved it for a house plan it contained) and there was a whole spread detailing the history of Christmas cards so I thought I'd share that for today.  Also, the cover was very cute!

This post was written for the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories. Please stop over to read Christmas memories posted by other GeneaBloggers from now through Christmas Eve.


  1. That is a treasure. I have bought some old Christmas postcards online. One was addressed to a little girl and in doing some snooping on the census found the little boy who sent it living down the street from her. Too cute.

  2. Nice article...I'm glad you reconsidered and posted it. I noted that in 1961 a billion+ cards would be sent (first sentence of article). I wonder what the stats are for 2010?

  3. This are wonderful! Like all of the 'old-fashioned' art that appeared in print media, this really strikes a chord. Thanks for much for sharing.

  4. Hi Diana! I love old Christmas cards!
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