Monday, December 24, 2007

Season's Greeting!

To All My Blog Friends, Best Wishes at Christmas. I have enjoyed your company this year!

Old and new forms of greeting.
One a wonder of the internet the other very old. Both expressing and conveying friend's Greetings.

The photo is of some very, very old unused Christmas cards. The 2 smaller ones on the right are of English origin judging by the pictures on them. The other 4 depict Birds of New Zealand.

(top left ) NZ Pigeon, (top right ) the Shining Cuckoo, ( bottom left )Takahe and ( bottom right ) 3 types of Parakeet.

The cards are very ornate with scalloped gold paper edging and shiny cord tassle. They have very flowery ( by today's standards ) messages inside. The are old treasures and the person who bought them originally must have considered them too good to send or write in.





6 comments:

joyce said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Molly said...

Merryy Christmas Ali to you and yours!

Sooziii said...

Christmas wishes to your and R - may your new year be filled with the excitment of a new home!

meggie said...

Here is wishing you a Wonderful 2008.

Tracey Petersen said...

I hope that you had a lovely Christmas. Congratluations on the wedding anniversary, what an incredible milestone!

Helen said...

Christmas Greetings and a Happy New Year. Congratulations on your anniversary. I was 10 when you got married!

I think I remember those birds being on stamps when I was a child - same pictures? they are beautifully done.