Happy Christmas and New Year


This is a vintage card that I recently coloured and I hope you enjoy my choice of colours.  If you click the image, it’ll open up larger and you might be able to make out what I discovered as I was working on it, which is that the children seem to be real while other elements of the image, are painted. So I can only assume that there was an artist who was called in to paint the image over a photograph.   If anyone knows anything about this type of card, I’d be very interested to know more, but I haven’t yet had the time to research it myself.

I want to wish you a Happy Christmas or Happy Chanucah or whatever (if anything) you celebrate at this time of year. And a happy and healthy New Year, too, for 2018. Let’s hope it’s a better one for all of us.

I’m going to be taking a break from blogging until early into the new year, so I’ll see you then. I moderate all comments so may pop back occasionally just to make them visible, but I shall reply to all when I return.

As well as your ever-welcome comments, I’ve turned on Likes for this post, too. If you can’t see the Like button (or the comment form) click on the title of the post and scroll down.

All the best – see you later!

24 thoughts on “Happy Christmas and New Year

  1. So lovely. It reminds me of some of the vintage Christmas postcards I have from my family. Most are from 1910-1930 — the time when rail travel between small towns was the norm, and no one yet had a telephone. I like the tree with candles, too. I saw one at my grandparents’ when very young, but soon the new-fangled electric tree lights arrived. They were much safer, of course, and just as pretty to my eyes.

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  2. Looks great! I know from my grandfather, that the knee pants the boy is wearing were called knickerbockers, at least in the U.S.
    My sister was singing along with the Steppenwolf that you posted on FB, I have no idea how she knows Magic Carpet Ride.
    I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!!

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    1. Here, I think Knickerbockers were mostly the same length but were gathered at the base of each leg. Not sure if the boy in this has that style or not, difficult to see.
      Well, it’s a big internet, things are easily found (apparently!)
      Thanks, Robert. Hope yours was good, too.

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