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What a fun idea the family featured on this card had, to compile a few years worth of family Christmas photos, take a photo of the compilation, reproduce that photo onto cards and send those cards out to loved ones! The mini-photos on this card range from 1943 to 1955, and the card was sent in 1955 (evidently within an envelope or gift, as there is a handwritten message on the back but no stamp or postage mark).

This card isn't the typical kind that unfolds -- it's more like an oversized postcard, measuring approximatley 7 inches high and approximately 5 inches wide.. On the front are the photographic images, and on the back is the handwritten message. The card is in fair to good condition, with normal wear to edges and corners. Also, there is a bit of clear tape towards the upper right corner, and brown glue stain or similar on the upper left, which cuts across the 1944 photo image, and there are a few little bits of paper stuck to it. Someone knowledgeable might be able to fix this, but even if not the card is lovely and nostalgic. There is also a small brown mark on the back, which does not affect the text.

The message on the back of the card is written in green ink, and reads as follows: "Dear Edna -- As you can see, the family is thriving. Valerie is a freshman at Ohio Wesleyan & loving it. Mother died this fall at 85 following a two month illness with cancer which was of course a sad wrench for all of us. As usual I'm involved in much too much Christmas sewing but suppose I will eventually work my way out. (?) write me about you sometime. Merry Christmas. Edith".

Vintage Christmas Card from the 1950s, Christmas Greetings Then and Now

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: paper
  • Only ships within United States.
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