A 1930 Merry Christmas Card ~Tanya Hanson

                                                                   “Glossy leaves and

                                                                         Berries Bright

                                                             In the CHRISTMAS Candlelight

                                                          Shine for You and Say From Me

                                                          Merry  may  your  Christmas be”


The above is the greeting inside a tiny antique Christmas card I found in the trash and treasure my mother left behind upon moving into a retirement apartment.  The actual card is only 3” x 4” and wasn’t signed.   However, my uncle’s name was penciled in on the outer envelope, letting me think it’s Depression era and was meant to be “re-gifted” during those lean times. 

Anyway, it’s too adorable not to share! God bless you all, everyone, and Christmas greetings from our little California cul-de-sac on a corner. 

“The holly and the ivy, Now both are full well grown. Of all the trees that are in the wood, The holly bears the crown. The holly bears a blossom As white as lily flow’r. And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ To be our sweet Saviour.” ~Traditional English carol, first published 1861 Sylvester’s  Christmas Carols.

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9 thoughts on “A 1930 Merry Christmas Card ~Tanya Hanson”

  1. I’m so glad you rescued this little card. It’s so pretty and there’s so much history in little things like a depression era Christmas card.


  2. Merry Christmas to you all! The grandbaby just left and I’m gonna have to turn on a Christmas movie or bawl my eyes out, sigh. We had such a great time and hope you all did, too.

    A cute footnote: the very uncle mentioned above celebrates his 94th birthday on Saturday with a big bash!!

  3. Love those little cards. I have some of the Christmas, Valentine, and Easter Cards that my Mother in law saved.
    also have some fancy calling cards that look like they were made by the same company.

  4. I love old cards like this. I have found some in old books I have gotten and turned up a scrapbook of them in my aunt’s cedar chest I have. It is truly the thought that counts, not how big and fancy the card is.

    Thanks for sharing the words to The Holly And The Ivy. I don’t think I have ever listened closely enough to really hear them.

    I hope your Christmas was wonderful and you have a great 2013.

  5. Tanya, I love that old card. I found some old, old cards like this in the stuff my mom had when we cleaned out her house. I kept them–couldn’t bear to throw them out. They’re up in the attic. Hope you had a wonderful Chrismas!

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