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Classic postcards – What’s a pareel anyway?

Laura and I went “Pickin'” just a few months in the past and  went right into a used e-book store close to the College of Rhode Island. Within the again was an outdated library card catalog (keep in mind these) crammed with outdated postcards.

We discovered one of many chapel the place my brother and sister in-in-law had been married in Watch Hill, RI.  That instantly was put of their anniversary card this yr.

We discovered tons of outdated images of Europe and faraway locations in addition to native ones of the realm.

After which we discovered the vacations.  I assume it was frequent to ship postcards the best way we ship or used to ship greeting playing cards at holidays.  Now, it’s usually only a fast textual content message.  I nonetheless ship playing cards.  Anyway…

We discovered some beautiful artwork on these playing cards. This one a Christmas card  from Dayton, OH to a buddy in Detroit.  Postmarked Dec 21,1916– They will need to have had higher mail service then.  The household wrote a beautiful observe about how they’d like to see their pals’ Christmas tree, however they had been going to a different household’s home this yr. They wrote how they hoped Santa could be good to them.  The emotions have not modified. And a pareel is an outdated phrase for parcel that comes from the Dutch.  That explains the little Dutch boy wrapping the reward.

I believed it could make a beautiful piece of wall artwork, or pillow for the season.  You probably have a porch on the entrance door so it does not get moist, how good to hold it on gold braid as an alternative of the standard wreath.Right here is the sample.  You may discover it within the Christmas part or the New Patterns.


I believed I’d submit just a few extra of the Christmas playing cards we discovered.  Possibly you will note these as patterns someday as nicely.

Oh, If you’re questioning about copyright guidelines.  Outdated playing cards like these usually are not copyrighted by the writer and so long as you personal the cardboard, you might use it.

Hope you loved this little preview of Christmas —the Season is coming upon us shortly.  

However first,

Glad Thanksgiving from Laura and me,




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