Please excuse my rudimentary linking, Joan. I am still struggling with the blogging technology.
Here is a sampling of some vintage Christmas cards that we sell here at Second Hand Chic. I think they are quite charming and they sell for a mere $1 each! I have to admit one of my favorite Christmas traditions is the cards. Nothing beats receiving a hand written greeting in the mail from a friend or family member. In this modern era of e-mails and FaceBook I fear the tradition will become a thing of the past.
One of the benefits of buying vintage Christmas cards is that sometimes the work of writing a personalized greeting has already been done for you! Just white out the name and make it your own! TeeHee.
Seriously though. These olds cards really are quite charming. Don't you agree? My favorites are the sparkly ones!
The tradition of sending a lovely card has been replaced with the "family newsletter". I have to admit I enjoy reading these as long as they don't become too "braggy". You know what I mean: "Greetings from the Jones Family! blah blah blah...Just to let you know, my husband recieved the Nobel Peace Prize again, little Timmy just won a full scholarship to Harvaard and little Susie spends her free time splitting the atom! We are so proud."