“Glossy leaves and
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.