Did you know that Americans send more than 140 million Valentine’s Day greeting cards annually to their loved ones and friends?
Are you ready for a walk down memory lane? What were the images on Christmas cards more than 100 years ago?
These old Thanksgiving postcards, from the years 1907 through 1913, are from our collection that we inherited from one of Steve’s uncles. Yes, they are 100 years old!
While visiting Sacramento in the end of September, during the lunch breaks of the 9th International Food Blogger Conference, I got a chance to walk in the city. Besides enjoying the weather and the walk itself, I enjoyed the public art displayed along the streets.
I love traditional postcards. Picture on one side, writing on the other. From the many that we have received for Christmas over the years, I kept a number for my personal postcard collection. These are European cards, sent to us by our family members and friends in Slovakia and Czech Republic – previously Czechoslovakia – and Hungary.
Knitting has been one of my favorite hobbies for a long time. I started with easy projects – like scarves – and moved on to knit hats, pullovers, sweaters, vests, a skirt, mittens, a doll, even a blanket. There was a time in my life when I knitted with great intensity, then other interests took over, and knitting got abandoned a little bit.
One of the joys of the Christmas season is re-discovering our treasured Christmas ornaments that are so meaningful for us. Here is a selection of some of those favorites.
I like simplicity in everything, including Christmas decorating. Too many lights, too many artificial things displayed, and too much glitter – it’s just too much for me. I believe, less can be more.
Over the years, before the era of e-mails and social media, there were traditional postcards sent to us by family members and friends. From my personal collection, here is a sample from the seventies and eighties from Czechoslovakia and Hungary, and from the nineties from Slovakia.
Today, my parents would have celebrated their 60th anniversary. Today, my mother would have been 79 years old. I miss both of them.
There is no need to buy Christmas cards in a store. With a little creativity, one can make their own unique ones which probably would be treasured by the recipients.