Dear Pearlmoonplenty Readers,
As the solstice approaches and preparations for holiday cheer proceed with estimable vigor, these back-of-Christmas-card messages from a hundred years ago offer curious glimpses into the season’s joys and tribulations.
The first contains a complaint folks today can appreciate, even with all our “time-saving” devices:
I’m not sure whether the next card is gossiping, joking, or complementing the receiver, but it seems an odd holiday sentiment:
This writer makes good use of a leftover Christmas card, although the message is a little confusing regarding “the Baby”:
Apparently all kinds of images appeared on Christmas cards 100 years ago, just as they do today. I’m glad this young man wanted to visit his grandmother, even if his reason seemed less to do with her than with his current circumstance:
This creative homemade card (look closely at the candles) contains the best message of all, one I wish to share with you in this season of light, laughter, and love.
Until the New Year,