Friday, December 6, 2013

Father Christmas Through The Ages: A Victorian Christmas Postcard

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Today's "Santa" object comes from my very own collection of ephemera!  It's actually a HUGE collection and it rather needs sorting, but, that'll have to wait until 2014.

I can’t make out the year on the postmark, but I’d say this postcard was mailed in the early 1900s. It has all the hallmarks of an Edwardian Christmas postcard with nods to the past and “the future.” Father Christmas is, instead of a sleigh, driving a roadster. It’s loaded with toys, but, I’ll bet you can guess which of them is the reason I have this card.

Yup. There he is! Playing the cymbals. It’s our Mr. Punch. Punch and Santa, it seems, have a long history together. 

It’s really quite a lovely card, beautifully printed and embossed. And, the Christmas wish from Anna, whoever she was, is just as pleasant now as when she sent it to friends in Omaha.

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