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Homemade Christmas cards
in the early 1900s

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Old 1914 Christmas card for the troops in World War One

A poignant homemade 1914 Christmas card for the soldiers at the front in World War One, looking forward to the sunrise of better times to come in 1915. If only that had been true.

Although there is nothing in my mother's written recollections about making Christmas cards, it certainly happened. as I have seen a number of examples.

This 1914, World War One, hand-made Christmas card is so poignant as to merit a place here. The original is held in the family of Anne Davey.

At the time postage was cheap in real terms as it was the only realistic means that ordinary people had to communicate. Most Christmas cards would have been made by children and hand-delivered to families and friends living in the same area.

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This website Join me in the 1900s is a contribution to the social history of everyday life in 20th century Britain from the early 1900s to about 1960, seen through personal recollections and illustrations, with the emphasis on what it was like to live in those times.