A Victorian Christmas Card c1880
A fancy Victorian Christmas card edged in silk fringe and with beautiful colored pictures on both sides. There is no real place to write a note, and I think part of the reason for this was the fact that these cards were not mailed, but hand-delivered from the giver directly to the recipient. The Christmas season in early days was much shorter than ours is today. It was a couple days prior to Christmas and a day or so after. It was a very personal holiday in which people visited others. They brought lovely Christmas cards with them, prized for their artwork and sentiment. These were as much gifts as greetings. This is a card decorated with roses and nature scapes. The tea rose with buds and an Eastern bluebird are on one side with the message A Christmas Greeting. The other side has light pink wild roses, a swallow and the sentiment Thy Christmas Be Gay. All is in beautiful condition. 4" X 5" Free USPS Priority shipping for USA addresses.