Since this blog's regular Old Postcard Wednesday falls on Christmas Eve this week, I am replacing it with a vintage Christmas card from Mable's scrapbook.
I have two old scrapbooks belonging to relatives long-dead: Mable, my maternal grandfather's younger sister, and Jennie, my maternal grandmother's older sister. I'll feature pages from each of their scrapbooks in future posts.
The first page of Mable's scrapbook has this inscription in my grandfather's handwriting in pencil:
On Christmas Day 1884 my grandfather "presented" as his gift to Mable a blank book with an exquisite blue Victorian-design hard cover and onto its pages she pasted cards, stickers, art cut-outs, items that she found beautiful. What a quiet thrill it is to hold it 124 years later and to select this Christmas card from its pages to share with you.
Merry Christmas and Peace to you all.