Christmas Postcard Frenzy

December 18th, 2006 by Susannah

Instead of joining in on NaBloPoMo I didn’t post once during November…in all honesty that wasn’t my intention! I have had to keep telling myself ‘the blog is for me’ ‘don’t stress’ ‘it’s meant to be fun!’ to try and ease my anxiety over not posting. I am just not very good at short quick diary like snippets of interest!
Postcard Swap Dec06

I did complete my Christmas Postcard Swap, and although 10 of these cards are winging their way around the world I fear some may not arrive at their destinations in time. I am crossing my fingers and toes! I have a good excuse though….I had a little drama and I decided it was the perfect time of year to get my wisdom teeth yanked out in the hospital….really NOT NOT good and I still cannot feel my chin over 2 weeks later! (Is that normal? It is driving me a little crazy!)

I don’t think the photos do the postcard justice as you can’t see the subtleties and textures in the papers. The doll is printed on some translucent paper and she is holding a little book attached with a split pin that contains five pages of vintage Christmas snippets from my collection of greeting cards and photos. I love the sentiments in the old style verses.

Postcard Swap Dec06

I unearthed an interesting book in my local secondhand bookshop the week the postcard sign up was announced, so I have had ‘vintage cards’ on my mind for months! It’s a fascinating book called ‘The History of the Christmas Card‘ by George Buday and was first published in 1954 by Spring Books.

Postcard Swap Dec06

That’s it for tonight! I may not have been blogging but I have still been thrifting so I will post about some of my favourite finds over the next few days. I also want to share some of the gorgeous swaps that I have received including the most delicious bundle of goodies from the lovely and talented Pyglet who must be very close to giving birth!! Thinking of you Dani and thank you so much for the unexpected treats!

4 Responses to “Christmas Postcard Frenzy”

  1. Sue
    December 20th, 2006 11:13

    Thank you for the wonderful Christmas postcard. I received mine today and it is just so perfect and gorgeous. I hope too that your mouth feels better after having your wisdom teeth extracted. I had mine out in the chair, no stitches so it felt great after a few days. I hope yours are better for Christmas time too.

  2. suzy
    December 20th, 2006 18:40

    I got mine today too – it’s just gorgeous. Thank you so much!

  3. barbara
    January 6th, 2007 22:28

    dear susannah – happy new year!
    thank you so much for your lovely christmas postcard – i loved the little booklet of christmas ephemera attached to it, so sweet 🙂
    hope there are no more pains and aches left from that operation!

  4. tiel
    January 17th, 2007 08:28

    hello, I am so sorry that I am only just now getting to thanking you for my postcard. it is lovely and I think the old imagery you used is very special.

    hope you had a good Christmas and NY.

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