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Happy New Year from the 1910s

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Happy New Year!

Once, in the 1910s, special wishes were sent on New Year’s Day via post card.

Today, I want to put these old post cards to good use again, using them to wish you the best possible in the coming year!!!!

three New Years post cards~

1912 post card~

worlds of cheer post card~

fireside wishes~

wishes from two red birds~

Copyright Jane Tims 2012

Written by jane tims

December 31, 2012 at 7:32 am

Christmas post cards – greetings from the past

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I’ve sent almost all of my Christmas cards.  They are pretty to send, and I love to receive them in return.

But I also love the examples of greetings from Christmas past, my small collection of Christmas post cards.

So, no matter who they were originally intended for, here are some Christmas wishes for you, from years gone by…

From little Rose Marie…

from Rose Marie

From cousin Virginia…

from Virginia

From 1913…  (the back of this one says, in part… ‘don’t forget that rabbit stew we are all to have when one of you chaps snares one.’)


In 1912…


And from Uncle and Auntie…

from Uncle and Auntie

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Copyright Jane Tims  2012

Written by jane tims

December 14, 2012 at 7:22 am

Happy Halloween

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In Canada, October is a month for celebration.  We have our Thanksgiving in mid-October, and, on the 31st, Halloween.

I have a few Halloween-themed post cards.  I display these over our fireplace, on a string, attached by clothespins.  They make a festive banner to complement the orange pumpkins and other decorations.

Halloween symbols are spooky…

but some witches are not so terrifying….

and the light of a Jack-o-lantern helps make the paths less eerie…

Happy Halloween!!!!

Copyright  Jane Tims  2012

Written by jane tims

October 29, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for:

water, clear fresh water (we just got our well back after 7 days!)…

my family and the chance to share Thanksgiving dinner with at least some of them…

the glow surrounding our house this time of year (from all the maple leaves, changing color)…

the wind that blows on the hills above the lake…

and my collection of Thanksgiving post cards….

Happy Thanksgiving Day to everyone!!!

Copyright   Jane Tims  2012

Written by jane tims

October 8, 2012 at 7:00 am

Easter greetings from the past

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In my collection of old post cards, I have quite a few Easter greetings.  The postmarks range in date between 1912 and 1922.  Some of the cards are not postmarked, so they must have been delivered personally.

I like the hand-written message on the back of one.  It says, very briefly, ‘write me a good long letter’ !

Post cards are even rarer than letters in our world of emails and tweets.  But a card is so much fun to receive.  My brother and sister-in-law often send me greeting cards through the year and I keep a string in the corner of the living room to display them.

The ‘chick’ is a popular theme on the post cards.  I thought I would share them with you…

© Jane Tims 2012

Written by jane tims

April 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm

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