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Homemade Christmas cards in the early 1900s

Although there is nothing in my mother's written recollections about making Christmas cards, it certainly happened. as I have seen a number of examples.

This 1914, World War One, hand-made Christmas card is so poignant as to merit a place here. The original is held in the family of Anne Davey.

Old 1914 Christmas card for the troops in World War One

A poignant homemade 1914 Christmas card for the soldiers at the front in World War One, looking forward to the sunrise of better times to come in 1915. If only that had been true.

At the time postage was cheap in real terms as it was the only realistic means that ordinary people had to communicate. Most Christmas cards would have been made by children and hand-delivered to families and friends living in the same area.

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