merry X-mas

Advertisement in 1919 Christmas issue of Country Life.

You’ve come a long way baby, or so it would seem.

And on another note, has anyone noticed how Christmas cards have evolved recently? Almost every card we received this year have been those internet blank fill in the picture kind, that has the net effect of making them indistinguishable from run of the mill junk mail. I wonder how many cards have gone unnoticed in the routine daily junk mail shuffle into the re-cycle.

Like so much else the hand of art has gone missing from everyday life.

Some from the 20’s:

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