Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories 2015

December 2: Christmas Cards

When I was a little girls, Christmas cards were a Big Deal. We were get loads and loads. And, my mother were mail out dozens.

All the addresses were kept in a special book, just for recording who sent and who received cards in previous years. Mom’s desk would be a work station until all cards were sent out.

I remember one way that we used to hang the cards we had received; Mom had a string, like baker’s twine, that she would hang across a window or a space on a wall. On the string were teeny-tiny clothespins, and the cards would be hung on the string with those. I remember them being green plastic. I thought they were wonderful.

christmas 1968, house

This photo is at my great-grandmother’s home; her daughter, my great aunt, and her husband, lived with Grandma Gard. Apparently, she she just taped her cards to the wall!

christmas 1961, frank, dola, vida, 325 gertrude st.

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