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.


Joyce said...

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

molly said...

Merryy Christmas Ali to you and yours!

Suzy 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.