X: Xmas Postcards from the Past

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X: Xmas Postcards from the Past

Darn this letter ‘X’ day in the A to Z Challenge. Could we maybe take a pass on this day? Or insert one of the other letters where we had so many ideas we couldn’t narrow it down? Alas, I don’t think that’s in the A to Z rules. So we’ll go with this one. And don’t go getting all politically correct on me. I’m not using this to take the Christ out of Christmas. I’m using the ‘Xmas’ in a desperate attempt to write about an X word.

There are quite a few vintage postcards in my collection. Somehow, I only have one Christmas postcard. Many New Years and Birthday cards. But one lone Christmas card.


Sent from Florence to Miss Ida Johnson, Clark, So. Dakota on December 21, 1909.

Dear Ida, I received your card Sat. Was glad to hear from you. I guess I was just playing off for I am feeling fine and dandy now. Hope this will find you the same. I suppose you are going to have a big time Xmas. You had better come in ___ night to the Xmas tree. I will close hoping to see you soon, Florence.


If you want to see some other old time Christmas postcards, check out these places:

My Genealogy Hound has an amazing assortment of antique, vintage postcards. This is one of my favorite sites.

Here’s a nice blog with beautiful vintage Christmas postcards, posted by The Black River Blog.

Here’s a Facebook page with delightful posts of different vintage postcards.



4 thoughts on “X: Xmas Postcards from the Past

  1. You know, I remember a time when we wrote Christmas as Xmas on our Christmas cards and no one thought anything about it. In fact, my mom use to send out so many Christmas cards that it was a relief to my fingers to write Xmas.

    Thank you for such a nice post.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

    Liked by 1 person

    • I’ve done that too, Pat, signed Xmas – and was happy to save a few letters and get the cards done sooner.
      (Shhhh….now a days, I think too many people get offended too easily by things that aren’t really that important.)


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